WilesSide

Retro Graphic Design · Illustration · Resources

Portland, Oregon
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Robert Wiles

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Robert Wiles

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About WilesSide

Sales 23
On Etsy since 2010

Take a Walk on the Wiles Side!

I was born and raised in the Portland metropolitan area, and have lived here my whole life with the exception of two overly eventful years in Hollywood about 20 years ago.

I have several years of formal design and fine art training, but much of what I know and use daily has been learned through independent study, and in my book that really is the best way to learn. I've been doing graphic design since 1996, and was a full-time freelancer from 2007 to about 2017. I was sidelined for a few years by a seemingly endless series of personal set backs, but I've spent the past year putting things back together behind the scenes. Now I'm stepping out there again with a new perspective on life, and looking for new adventures both professionally and personally.

My work is strongly influenced by many of the art movements of the twentieth century, especially Mid-Century Modern (MCM), but also shades of Art Deco/Streamline Moderne, and an occasional bit of Art Nouveau. I find inspiration all over the place—architecture, history, music, books, movies, but I'm especially fascinated by tons of off-beat cultural elements of vintage Americana: tiki, pinups, burlesque shows, side shows, shrunken heads, film noir, drive-in movies, classic cars & trailers, vintage smut, classic horror flicks, old signs, weird roadside attractions and the like. This makes my work appealing to many vintage enthusiasts and retrophiles as well as those of the rock-n-roll persuasion.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers!
Robert

Shop members

  • Robert

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Ahoy! I'm professional art dork, Robert Wiles. I make cool art and designs inspired by my fascination with a variety of weird, nifty things from the past century or so. Cheers!

  • Cecil

    Mascot, Vice-President Of Naps

    A few years ago Cecil narrowly escaped being abandoned by his previous owner. Now he lives here and is the official Wiles Side mascot. oftentimes he steals my chair, but he's a good ol' cat just the same.

Production partners

  • A print shop

    Glendale, CA

    I've been working with this printing partner for several years now. They do quality work and have a quick turnaround, and of course, they guarantee there work. I use this printer for most business collateral and medium to large print runs.

  • A stationary printer

    Waltham, MA

    An online printer who guarantees their work. I use this one for note cards, invitations, and some smaller run print jobs.

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