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Steve Anderson

Steve has been an avid car nut since childhood and at an early age decided to pursue a career in car design. He attended Art Center College of Design and has worked with Volkswagen, Nissan and The Advanced Design Group at General Motors. Steve was on the team that created the New Beetle, Nissan’s Z & Titan Pickup Truck and more recently, was involved with the EcoJet supercar for Jay Leno. As if his day career wasn’t enough, in 1996 Steve started an automotive Illustration practice where enthusiasts sends photos and information about his or her car and Steve creates a custom illustration memorializing their prized automobile.  The process is fully customizable to the individual owner’s specifications.  Steve will turn your car in to a lifelong framed treasure.  Steve’s illustration work can also be seen in the pages of Excellence and Forza magazines, both of which feature his work as a Staff Illustrator. You see more of Steve’s beautiful work at saillustraions.com If you have a hard to buy for automotive enthusiast, this is THE perfect gift. I have purchased many of Steve’s creations and given many to friends who tell me they are the best gift they have ever received.

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SUCCESS QUOTE 

“If it doesn’t have to do with love I’m not interested.” – Ettori Sottsass

PERSONAL CHALLENGE 

Steve was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 40. Being an artist who uses his hands daily this was devastating. Listen to find out how Steve turned this terrible diagnosis around.

ENTREPRENEURIAL AH-HA MOMENT 

A childhood trip to Art Center School of Design set in motion Steve’s decision to be an automotive designer. Later, after receiving a gift from the talented and famous car designer Freeman Thomas, Steve came up with the idea to create illustrations of people’s favorite automobiles.

FIRST CAR

Steve doesn’t consider his first car, a VW Rabbit, a real car. What he considers his first “real” car was a 1980 Porsche 911 SC Weissach Edition.

CURRENT BUSINESS 

Steve works for the Advanced Design Group at General Motors and at night and weekends he owns S.A. Illustrations.

FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND TIME WITH HIS COLLECTOR CAR

Touring and enjoying the relationships with people in car clubs.

BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE

“You can sleep when your dead Steve.” – Eric Noble at The Car Lab

FAVORITE RESOURCES

Petrolicious.  Bring a Trailer.  Jalopnik.  The Truth about Cars.  Metacool.  TED.

IF STEVE COULD HAVE ONLY ONE COLLECTOR CAR

Any Ettore Bugatti Mulsanne era automobile.

FAVORITE BOOK

The Candy Colored Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby – Tom Wolf

PARTING ADVICE

From Poor Charlies’ Almanack – “The best way to ensure a miserable life is to be unreliable.”

HOW TO FIND STEVE ANDERSON

You can find Steve on his website at S.A. Illustrations.

 

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