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shingo shimizu


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.


Art Direction,Graphic Design,Illustration

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We ask you to remember that many designers, artists and illustrators may not want to have their images used in any way, including in agency presentations. Any use, including “comping,” implies value that is worth compensation. Art or photography in portfolios submitted for a job should not be copied for any use, including client presentation or “comping,” without the creator’s permission. In case after case, the creator’s property rights have been upheld, and those caught engaging in these practices were penalized, paying large fines to the artists.