About and contact

Email: sven.shaw@gmail.com

Phone: +44(0) 7791 636 997

Thank you for taking the time to look at my site.

I am an illustrator based in Baildon, West Yorkshire. I have been drawing since I was a young child, eventually taking art a-level, attending art college at Bradford and a taking degree in graphic design at Hull. I left with First Class Honours and having won an RSA (Royal Society of Arts) Award and became a fellow of the RSA.

I love illustrations that absorb the viewer and provide something new every time they are looked at. Art should be a shared experience, available and accessible to everyone. With this as my mission statement, I try and make high quality, unpretentious products, available at an affordable price.

Recently I have produced commercial illustrations for companies such as the National Media Museum, NHS England, the Science Museum, TUI/Thomson Cruises, the RSPB and the V & A.

If you feel like giving your company a unique visual identity,  if you have a special gift in mind or even if you want to treat yourself, I work to commission so feel free to contact me!

Sven Shaw


One Comment

  1. Sheila Donaldson

    Hello Sven,
    I purchased one of your ‘Yorkshire Born and Bred’ tea towels at Bingley Show yesterday . It is a great idea – I love it!
    I asked you if there was a full list of all the people on the tea towel – you offered to email one to me, but mentioned there was a list on your website so I didn’t leave you my email address. Unfortunately I can only find a much abbreviated list in the description in the ‘shop’ part of the website.
    I’d be very grateful if you could email a complete list to me sometime, preferably in order if that is possible – it could resolve many family arguments!
    I wonder if there would be a market for you to include, maybe for a small covering price, a list of the characters you illustrate with this and your Salts Mill tea towels? I’m sure I can’t be the only person who would appreciate it!
    Many thanks, Sheila Donaldson

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