Steve Rigby is an illustrator based in Worcestershire, England. He studied for a BA in Illustration from Birmingham School of Art, and has since gained over 40 years experience as a professional illustrator. While having worked in a number of fields, Steve specialises in book illustration, natural history, and historical and archaeological interpretation. He works in both digital and traditional media.
After working as an archaeological illustrator for Warwickshire County Council for 5 years, he moved to the same position at Worcestershire County Council, which he held for 22 years. Duties included drawing small finds, pottery, and reconstruction. Many of Steve’s full-colour pieces can be seen at heritage sites across the Midlands, including Castlemorton Tump, Breedon-on-the-Hill, Evesham Abbey, Fort Royal Hill in Worcester, Northwick Trail, and many more.
As a freelance illustrator and lifelong natural history enthusiast, Steve has worked on many natural history projects. These include both pencil and full-colour book illustrations, private commissions, and full-colour interpretation panels.
Throughout his career, Steve has worked on many one-off freelance projects and private commissions. A few notable clients include Oxford University Press, Natural England, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Heinemann, The Woodland Trust, Bulmers Cider, Bass Brewery, Vax, and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. Private commissions have included caricatures, portraits, and fine art pieces.
If you are interested in hiring Steve, please send an enquiry email to the address found on the contact page.