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About Shawna



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Shawna Chan was born and raised in Singapore of Peranakan descent, now 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 her love for nature, botanicals, everyday life, as well as decorative art and childhood nostalgia. She spends downtime practicing eco conscious living, watering plant babies and working towards being an owner of a tiny home. 

Passionate about Human Rights = Women's Rights @BloodyGirlGang

For more, check her blog or on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr.

If you have any interesting projects that require her artistic input, feel free to connect : hello(at)shawnachan.com

Available for: Illustration, Animation, Art Direction, Broadcast Design, Editorial Design, Digital Publishing, Branding and Artwork Commissions.


2 Day Rental Art Show . San Francisco, CA

Workshop SF Jacket & Patch Show . San Francisco, CA
That Lady Thing . San Francisco, CA
Risograph : Redesigned by Hallagan Business Machines X Chicago Design Museum . Chicago, IL

Winter is Here: Art Show & Market . San Francisco, CA

"Legendary Lands" Invitational Art Exhibition . San Francisco, CA
Missed Connections: A Pop Up Art Show . San Francisco, CA

2014 - 2010
"Party Mixtape" Art Show . San Francisco, CA
Halloween Show . Trickster . Berkeley, CA
OIC X Sky Art Gallery . Mount Faber, Singapore
RIA Foundation : Hopes & Dreams Art Exhibition Union Square, San Francisco, CA

2010 - 2005
Electronic Arts ‘The Sims in the Hands of Artists’ Exhibit / Silent auction . San Francisco, CA
Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship . New York, NY
Academy of Art University Spring Show . San Francisco, CA


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 Runner-Up
2007 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition Finalist
2004 Media Development Authority Singapore Bursary Award
2001 Singapore Young Designers Award
1999 Nanyang Polytechnic Creative Award Entertainment Award


Women Who Draw
BuzzFeed LadyLike
Women of Illustration


2008 - 2017 Tutor, Instructor & Color Coordinator // Color Theory and Fundamental Designs . Academy of Art University. San Francisco, CA
2008 Mentor // Student's Final Projects . Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore

Volunteer with Kids & Art Foundation


MFA in Visual Development in Animation . Academy of Art University . San Francisco, CA
BFA in Character Animation . Academy of Art University . San Francisco, CA
Diploma in Digital Media Design . Nanyang Polytechnic . Singapore