About Automatic and Charles Wilkin

Ideas Are Automatic

Automatic Art and Design is the studio of Charles Wilkin. Automatic was established in 1994 on Wilkin’s belief that personal expression is an essential and integral part of the design process. By blending elements of art, design and commerce together Wilkin is able to rely on instinct rather than expectation as a means to engage the viewer on a more emotive level. The result is a unique and somewhat unconventional approach to design, earning both Automatic and our clients national and international recognition. Through a network of highly skilled creatives Automatic provides clients with exceptional and highly tailored design, illustration and branding solutions in both print and interactive media. With extensive experience in retail, fashion and consumer brands, Automatic has helped our clients develop dynamic and innovative campaigns, one-offs and specialty projects that produce results.

Awards

AIGA Design Annual
American Illustration
Communication Arts
Graphis Logo
Print Regional
Society Of Illustrators
Type Director's Club

Publications/Magazines

Arkitip Magazine
Computer Arts
Emigre Magazine
How Magazine
Idea Magazine
Luzuer's Archive
Metropolis Magazine
Rojo Magazine

Exhibitions

2007
New Works
Group Show
Applegate Gallery
Santa Monica, CA

2007
Cut And Paste
Group Show
Tag Art Gallery
Nashville, TN

2006
Deconstructing The American Image
Group Show
Museum Works Gallery
West Hollywood, CA

2006
Riviera Triennial
Group Show
Riviera Gallery
Brooklyn, NY

2003
Index-A
Solo Show
Riviera Gallery
Brooklyn, NY

1996
Mixing Messages
Group Show
Copper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
New York, NY

Monograph

Index-A
160 pages
Publisher, Die-Gestalten Verlag
April 2003
ISBN: 3931126714

Museums

Permanent Collection
Museum Of Decorative Arts
Hamburg, Germany

Permanent Collection
Library Of Congress
Washington, DC

Client List

COMMUNICATIONS
SPRINT

CONSUMER GOODS
COCA-COLA
EPSON
EUKANUBA
GENERAL MOTORS
MATTEL
PROCTOR AND GAMBLE
TACO BELL

CREATIVE AGENCIES
AIGA NEW YORK
BBH ADVERTISING
CAHAN AND ASSOCIATES
CAMPBELL EWALD
DDB LOS ANGELES
GOODBY SILVERSTIEN
LANDOR AND ASSOCIATES
M BOOTH AND ASSOCIATES
PENTAGRAM
SUB ZERO DESIGN
TOLLESON DESIGN
WEBER SHANDWICK

EDUCATION - NON PROFIT
ART ACADEMY OF CINCINNATI
CORNELL UNIVERSITY
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
UNC AT CHARLOTTE
URBAN FOREST PROJECT

FASHION - RETAIL
ABERCROMBIE
AEROPOSTALE
AMERICAN EAGLE
ANALOG
BILLABONG
BURTON SNOWBOARDS
Blue Q
EXPRESS
JC PENNY
LIMITED
LIMITED TOO
NIXON WATCHES
REDKEN
TARGET
URBAN OUTFITTERS
VICTORIA'S SECRET

GOVERNMENT - UTILITY
U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

MAGAZINES - NEWSPAPERS
Entertainment Weekly
Fast Company
GQ Australia
Maxim
Men's Health
New York Magazine
The New York Times
Vanity Fair
Vogue Australia
conde nast traveller
oprah magazine

MUSIC - ENTERTAINMENT
CAPITOL RECORDS
GRAMMY'S
NARNACK RECORDS
ROAD RUNNER RECORDS
SHOWTIME
THE NATIONAL
USA NETWORKS
VELOCETTE RECORDS

PUBLISHING
CHRONICLE BOOKS
GROVE-ATLANTIC PRESS
KNOPF (CHIP KIDD)