Let your imagination run wild in a world of fine art patterns illustrated by the award-winning British artist Sam Wilde. Bringing life to esoteric phenomena from nature through worldbuilding surface design.

Sam Wilde positions his practice at the intersection of visual art and surface design, and is best known for storytelling through his signature worldbuilding approach to pattern creation. He considers the surfaces he creates as their own visually escapist worlds. Where careful preparation is taken, so that every element within these worlds builds to form a logically cohesive scene filled with nuanced symbolism and immersive detail.

Sam founded the luxury British interiors, fashion and homeware brand Vespertine as a means to enrich our bodies, homes and spaces with worlds depicting unabashed warmth and personality. As well as to empower the viewer through each pattern’s conceptual message, and evoke in them a sense of childhood wonderment for the epics hidden within.


An early affinity with science and mathematics led Sam Wilde to Durham University where he achieved a 2-1 honours BSc in Natural Sciences. Immediately afterwards he embarked on a three year career in London’s financial sector, where he worked as a Business Analyst and later as a Raw Materials Trader.

In his limited spare time Sam worked at honing his craft, and without so much as an art GCSE achieved a masters in Printed Textiles from the Royal College of Art London.

Spotlighted as part of this generation's leading new designers, Sam has been commended for his outstanding artistry and has received the Marks & Spencer Fashion FabricSvenskt Tenn Textile TalentTexSelect Design FuturesELLE Decoration British Design 2021 and Saatchi Art Artists to Collect in 2022 awards. And has gone on to collaborate with industry leading brands such as Apple, British Airways, John Lewis, Liberty, National Trust, Nvidia, Sanderson Design Group and Svenskt Tenn. As well as guest lectured at universities which include the Royal College of Art, Kingston University and Buckinghamshire New University.

Sam works across a variety of mediums, including animation, ceramics, digital, illustration, oil painting, screen printing and watercolour, and cites his personal experience as a synesthete, video game aesthetics and evolutionary biology as his biggest influences.