David Schwen is a Minneapolis based designer and illustrator, that has - and I quote - "acquired a loyal following of those who appreciate his ability to view an ordinary object or pop icon and turn it on it's head to become trending social commentary". That'll explain his 37000+ Instagram followers.
He has worked with Apple, Harley Davidson, Target and Wired magazine to name a few. Whilst of course picking up top honours and awards within the advertising field.
Admittedly, he has that whole "ha that's clever... why didn't I think of that?" thing about him as a designer. He's also active on social networks such as Instagram, giving his followers a witty snippet almost daily. His most recent 'series' incorporates the little Instagram like/heart option. Simple yet effective.
Pantone pairings /
The Death of Print - editorial illustration for Wired magazine /
How to create a ligature series /
All image URLs copied from www.dschwen.com.