Adam Hill

Award-winning graphic designer and illustrator Adam Hill inherited good genes — his father’s appetite for hard work and his mother’s “love and reverence for creativity” — which have been instrumental in getting him where he is. Apart from winning “a few Loeries”, the 28-year-old Capetonian’s work has been featured in international design books, including Los Logos. An avid music fan, Hill also plays guitar for progressive rock outfit, The Sleepers. These two passions — music and design — are at the heart of the work he is best known for: thoughtprovoking poster designs for bands such as Andy Lund, Taxi Violence, Wet Set Sail and, of course, The Sleepers. A graduate of the AAA School of Advertising, Hill recently made a foray into books when Penguin South Africa asked him to design the cover of Paige Nick’s second novel, This Way Up, after which he illustrated some stories for Pandemonium Fiction in the United Kingdom. — Bongani Kona