Stephen Smith is an artist / illustrator based in the UK who has been working under the studio name of Neasden Control Centre since 2000.
Neasden Control Centre’s illustrations have been commissioned for a diverse range of clients and across different sectors from apparel to interiors, installations, publishing and animation. These have included; Action Aid, Bloomberg Businessweek, Little Brown Publishing, Nike, Puma International, Pearson, Philippe Starck, Uniqlo, Volkswagen.
Neasden Control Centre has published monographic books with Gestalten, Mu and Rojo and has contributed to a diverse range of group publications, most recently The Age of Collage Art and Contemporary Collage in Modern Art.
Stephen has exhibited his site-specific installations internationally including atMore with Less MU, Netherlands, Now Jump! at Nam June Paik Centre, South Korea and Spank the Monkey Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, UK, where he was one of three UK artists selected alongside Banksy and David Shrigley.
In 2011 Stephen was invited by Liam Young as artist in residence with the Unknown Fields Division (Architectural Association, London) on a field trip to Chernobyl, the Aral Sea and Baikonur Cosmodrome (Russian Space Centre). He continues to lecture, lead workshops and present his work at universities, institutions and conferences including the Semi-Permanent Conference in Los Angeles and Portland and Pictoplasma in Berlin. In 2014 he was invited to lead and run a workshop with BFA Graphic, Fine Art and Illustration students at Calarts / California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles and at the Manchester Metropolitan University in coordination with the V&A and Peoples History Museum.
Clients Include: Adobe Create, A-Gent Tokyo, Architectural Association, Artisan Kitchen and Bar, Bloomberg, Canongate Publishing, Cedar Communications, Cicada Books, Droga5, Element, Gas As Interface, Gestalten, John Brown Media, Little Brown Publishing, New York Times, Nike, Pearson, Philippe Starck, Tes Global, The Guardian, Uniqlo, Unknown Fields, and Vital Arts.
Neasden Control Centre's website: http://neasdencontrolcentre.com/
Neasden Control Centre's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nccstudio/
His Paintings: http://stephen--smith.com/