I'm Shawna, born and raised in Singapore, based in San Francisco. Work in Animation and Design, Educator in Color Theory and Design. Happiest when creating illustrations and mixed media art inspired by my love for nature, botanicals, everyday life, blood and gore, as well as decorative art and childhood nostalgia. 

For more insight check out my blog or find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Founder of @BloodyGirlGang

Education: MFA in Visual Development in Animation, BFA in Character Animation, Diploma in Digital Media Design. 



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AWARDS & RECOGNITION / 2009 - 2012 Academy of Art University Presidential Scholarship   .     2009 Published drawings in The Encyclopedia of Fashion Illustration Techniques by Carol A Nunnelly   .   2008 Academy of Art University Spring Show Winner Background Painting   .    2008 Academy of Art University Spring Show Runner-Up Character Design   .   2007  Electronic Arts The Sims in the Hands of Artists Art Competition 1st Runner-Up   .   2007 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition Finalist   .    2004 Media Development Authority Singapore Bursary Award   .   2001  Singapore Young Designers Award   .   

GALLERY SHOWS & EXHIBITS /  2018 Risograph : Redesigned by Hallagan Business Machines X Chicago Design Museum  .  2011 OIC X Sky Art Gallery Mount Faber, Singapore   .   2010 RIA Foundation : Hopes & Dreams Art Exhibition Union Square, San Francisco   .   2007 Electronic Arts ‘The Sims in the Hands of Artists’ Exhibit / Silent auction  .  2007 Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators  .  2005 - 2010 Academy of Art University Spring Show   .  Gallery Artist with The Beehive Society   .   Gallery Artist with Trickster Gallery  .

TEACHING / 2008 - 2017 Instructor & Coordinator for Color Theory and Fundamental Designs Academy of Art University  .  2008 Mentor for Student's Final Projects Nanyang Polytechnic Singapore  .   Volunteer with Kids & Art Foundation   .