Wilson was a percussionist in the marching, jazz and concert bands at Oak Mountain High School and attended UAB on a music scholarship. He earned his bachelor's degree in music. After graduating, he founded the 1987 Supply Co.. In 2016 he accepted a position as senior art director for Agency54. He began working as creative director for the City Council in April 2017.
Wilson also serves on the board of directors for the Kuumba Community Arts Organization, on the young professionals board of Urban Impact, and on the youth advisory council for the United Negro College Fund.
- Holloway-Talley, Je'Don (January 24, 2019) "Desmond ‘Dez Wilson: The go-to guy for all things digital and visual." The Birmingham Times
- Dez Wilson at LinkedIn.com