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My name is Steven Lyons, I'm a graphic designer, stage improviser and illustrator who recently relocated to Chicago, USA from Auckland, New Zealand. I Graduated from AUT in 2006 with a Bachelors in Art and Design, majoring in Graphic Design. Since graduating I've been nominated for a couple of awards, spoken at AUT several times about creative process and worked with some lovely people creating design solutions.

As a stage improviser I have traveled around the world performing in festivals and city across the globe. I am a member of one of New Zealand’s leading improv troupes The Improv Bandits, as well as performing with other improv troupes. Creative idea generation is one of my passions and nothing fuels this like getting on stage in front of a few hundred people without a script. My studies of improvisation lead me to write a paper about the parallels between improv and design, focusing on both disciplines creative processes.

When I began to look at how my different interests were beginning to manifest and interact I began exploring illustration as a way to further my creative output. I created the persona of thisisrabbit and an illustration style which focused on improvised sketches and condensed narratives. You can view that work on my flickr, including a current project of generating a doodle a day.

If you would like to know more about me, maybe you would like to have a cup of coffee or to work with me, well get in touch.

Steven Lyons
+1 312 860 3258