David Shaw

David Shaw was born in London, England but escaped at the tender age of six years old and has been based in Toronto, Canada ever since. He’s been a creative force since kindergarten (or whatever it was called in the U.K.) but didn’t start to figure out how to channel it until he spent four years at the Ontario College of Art. Although he had studied advertising his career trajectory went into book design and illustration.

Location: Toronto
Creative since: Kindergarten
Left of Right: Ambidextrous
Favorite color: Red
Favorite Planet:Mars
Favorite Food: The Burrito
Favorite 80’s, 90’s band: The Flying Bros, Uncle Tupelo
Wilco, Son Volt, Rank and File, True Believers, Lucinda Williams, Dar Williams, Richard Buckner

Clients Include

McClelland & Stewart, Hurtig Publishers, National Geographic World, Mariposa Folk Festival, Lester & Orpen
Dennys, McGraw-Hill/Ryerson, Entrepreneur Press, Macmillan Co. of Canada, Maclean’s magazine, Saturday Night, Sheridan College, World Wildlife Fund, Picture Window Books