Vice-Chair NCS/Texas Chapter
Milburn, a native Texan from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, is an advertising design graduate of Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, California, and the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.
Expressing his ideas with “funny” drawing didn’t really begin until he joined the Navy. There he found many opportunities to do a lot of really bad art with good ideas behind them. Slowly and steadily his interest in drawing/illustrating grew although he was not encouraged to go into the field. However, Milburn always felt that “a leopard can’t change it’s spots,” so he kept at it.
Milburn Creative/Graphic Communications was the natural result: a lot of advertising/graphic design along with some really fun drawings. His specialty has always been to deal with “serious subjects” with a touch of humor.
In 1981 Milburn moved his family and aspirations to Austin, Texas where he opened Milburn Creative / Advertising Design Creative Services & Consultancy. Milburn has recently “right-sized” his business to be more focused on his drawings, and is now:
Growing up in the family upholstery business, Milburn learned to appreciate the struggles of small, mom and pop businesses, and has a special place in his heart for them. On the other end of the spectrum, Milburn has consulted and created advertising design for multi-million dollar international corporations. Regardless of the size of the business his designs have a very personal touch.
Milburn has held a variety of creative positions at nationally recognized advertising agencies and design studios before starting
Milburn Taylor Associates/Creative Services in Fort Worth, Texas (1978).
As a result of on his travel experiences Milburn brings a diversified perspective to his work . Milburn and his wife, Ruth, a Marketing Professor, at Texas State University, have had the privilege of traveling throughout the United States, Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, England, Europe, Morocco, Costa Rica and most recently Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala and Oaxaca, Mexico.
On the personal side: Milburn is a member of the National Cartoonist’s Society, and one of the co-founders of the NCS/Texas Chapter. He’s also an avid “wannabe” fly fisherman.
Illustration samples with different drawing techniques—
Pencil, Ink, Prisma Color, Water Color and Vector Art:
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