Sam Chivers was born in 1974 and Graduated with a BA in Illustration at Porstmouth University. He often creates surreal sci-fi infused imagery.
With his roots firmly entrenched in European comics and fantasy art of the 1970s and 80s his work is also informed by the natural and agricultural landscape native to his surroundings in the East Sussex countryside. His work often explores the relationship between science and the natural world.
As well as working on numerous commercial projects Sam also has a strong ethic of self directed work that has allowed him to progress in various subtle directions. These have often taken the form of screen prints, a process that has heavily influenced the way in which he works.
Sam has worked with various clients including Playstation, New Scientist, The economist, Washington post, Telegraph Magazine, NoBrow, Foreign policy magazine, Easyjet, Fast Company, Tesco, Dubai 2020, Hoheluft Magazin, New Republic Wired (UK) (Germany) Bulletin Magazine, Nautilus, The Planner, Economia, and Samsung.
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Wired World 2016
This is a series of illustrations Sam Chivers produced for the December 2015 issue of Wired Magazine UK.
Each image accompanies a piece of writing by various industry experts discussing what they think will be the prevalent emerging trends in the online world in 2016.
The first illustration is about how education networks are poised to become a huge thing in the near future.
The idea was to create something that suggested the idea of growth and networks.
The second image is about how our relationships with online companies can build trust over time. The idea that the”sum of past transactions to be implicitly reflected in the conduct of future business” and companies creating infastructures that are flexible to loyal customers individual needs.
The third illustration is about how companies could collaborate in a competitive environment. A customer wants a camera but the company is out of stock of that model but reccomends where the customer can source a similar model based on the customer’s purchase history. A win-win apparently for all concerned.
The first of these final two illustrations is about how little beacons in real world shops can send tailored offers and promotions directly to shoppers smartphones. The second illustration is about the rise of shopping networks.