Back to profiles

More in Staff Profiles
Paul Burgess Illustration

Paul Burgess

Paul Burgess is Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Illustration at University of Brighton. Burgess also works as a freelance illustrator, designer, photographer, artist and writer. He has been on the judging panel for 'Images'/Association of Illustrators, in 2001 and 2005. Burgess has exhibited his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in both this country and abroad.

Since graduating from Camberwell School of Art in 1984 and the Royal College of Art in 1986, Burgess has worked as a freelance illustrator for over 20 years. His clients include: The Guardian, Varoom, Penguin Books, Jonathan Cape, Island Records, Ecover, American Health Magazine, The Observer, Elle, Orion Publishing, GQ Magazine, Radio Times, Forward Publishing, Ammirati & Puris/Lintas, The Partners, Wolff Olins, Greenpeace, Harper Collins, New Scientist, The Independent, Sunday Times, TBWA, Sex Pistols, Rough Trade Records, Top Shop, Vintage Books, MTV, and many others in editorial, design and advertising.

In 1994 Burgess started a six year photography project with Jarvis Cocker of Pulp, to photograph and document live gigs, video shoots, artwork, etc. 

Burgess is the author of the book 'Satellite: Sex Pistols Graphic Design and Memorabilia' (Abstract Sounds Publishing 1999) and has contributed regularly to various music and design publications. He is an adviser to Sotheby's on the subject of 'Punk Graphics and Clothing' and has written numerous articles on the subject in the music press. He has worked with the Sex Pistols on numerous occasions as a graphic designer.

He is interested in image making, music graphics, collage, amateur and folk art, self-publishing, found ephemera, and making things by hand.