Kevin Mercer works as a freelance illustrator in the Philadelphia area.

His ongoing editorial work displays a knack for drawing the invisible, covering science, social innovation, travel, and personal narratives. Recent personal work has explored children’s books and small press publishing.

His work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, 3x3, and Print Magazine's Regional Design Annual.

In addition to his studio practice, Kevin is an Assistant Professor in illustration at University of the Arts.

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Clients Include

Editorial/Book: Spectrum News, The Penn Gazette, Johns Hopkins Magazine, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fortune, Philadelphia Weekly, Portland Willamette Week, Mondadori. Advertising: 160over90, Allen + Gerritson. Institutional: The University of the Arts, The College of William and Mary. Music+Entertainment: WXPN, Polyvinyl Records, Secretly Canadian, Constant Artists, Overcoat Management, Velour Music Group, C3 Presents, R5 Productions, The Trocadero



Paper and Ink Workshop, Rockport, 2013
1000 Indie Posters, Rockport, 2011
Rock Paper Show: Flatstock Volume 1, Soundscreen Design, 2010
Gigposters: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century, Quirk Books, 2009
Juxtapoz: Poster Art, Gingko Press, 2009
Swag 2, Harry Abrams, 2005
The Art of Modern Rock Chronicle Books, 2004


Society of Illustrators 58, New York City, 2016
Solo Show, Crime & Punishment Brewery, Philly, April 2016
New Habits, collab show with Shawn Hileman, Trinity Framing, February 2016
Welcome to the Jungle, group show, Masthead Gallery, May 2016
Heavy Metal, group show, Masthead Gallery, January 2016
National Poster Retrospecticus, touring exhibition, 2013
Scenic Route | solo show, Masthead Gallery, Philly, 2010
Flatstock Poster Show, SXSW, 2004-2009
Paper Jam, group show, Civilian Art Projects, Washington DC, 2009
Sweet: The Graphic Beauty of the Contemporary Rock Poster, U. of Maryland, 2008
Sound in Print: Contemporary Music Posters, Middle Tennessee State University, 2007
Graphic Noise, Drexel University, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, 2006

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