ABOUT THIS ARTIST
shingo shimizu, graphic design | illustration | art direction
SHINGO SHIMIZU day dreams about enjoying a full on carb life: being a baker or a pasta maker and perhaps a professional runner to balance that all out. In reality, he is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design’s Communication and Design program. The Montreal-born, Toronto-bred designer was exposed to drawing at an early age through his father's graphic design work. After many successful years working as a full-time designer, Shimizu pursued to work independently, to follow his passion, illustration. His vector-based style echoes visual cues derived from pop art to manga to his latest obsessions. Shimizu has produced visual creatives for numerous clients including Coca-Cola, Virgin Mobile, Air Canada and Toyota.
His work has also been featured in The Economist-1843, Exclaim!, Fast Company and Popular Mechanics. Shimizu has been recognized by The Advertising and Design Club of Canada and American Illustration. Currently, he works out of his Toronto studio where he takes on various projects including illustration, graphic and art direction.