Anson Liaw is an illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. Upon graduating from the Ontario College of Art from the Communication & Design Department Design Advertising Program in 1989, his versatile illustrations have been an integral part of many projects ranging from magazines, book publications, corporate, packaging and advertising communications.
His illustrations take on critical views; both light and heavy about life in the world around us and that deals with social, political, cultural issues and lifestyle subject matter.
He enjoys combining various everyday life objects, scenes and situations from life, memory and imagination and then combines and fuses them together to manufacture new and unexpected yet familiar meaning that ignites a spark to drive discussion and encourages people to be engaged to see, appreciate and learn something new everyday about the world around them.
His work is strong conceptually, and is known for its graphic yet painterly qualities.
He has garnered recognition and awards for his illustration work from American Illustration, Society of Illustrators West (SILA), Applied Arts Magazine, Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards Annuals, Applied Arts Design & Advertising Awards Annuals, COUPE International Design & Image Competition, Kenneth R. Wilson (KRW) Awards by the Canadian Business Press, 3x3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, 3x3 Pro Show Illustration Awards Annual and the Luerzer?s ARCHIVE ?200 Best Illustrators? Worldwide Special Editions.
Some of his clients have included Time Magazine, McDonald?s, Fedex, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe OP ED Page, Response, Nestle, Nortel Networks, Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, Mortgage Banking Magazine, The Harvard Business Review, The Houghton Mifflin Company, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Beatrice, Loblaws Branding Ltd., Second Cup Coffee Company, Canadian Business, Rogers Media, Mercatto, Eugene Levy The New School, New York City, Simon & Schuster New York, The OPC Register, Education Forum, Registered Nurse Journal, University of Toronto, 3x3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Company, John Wiley & Sons Publishing, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, The Washington Post, Heart & Soul Magazine, Out Magazine, Report on Business Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, CIO Canada, CIO USA, New Scientist, SOCAN, Profit Magazine, University at Buffalo, Fraser Paper, More Magazine USA, Strathmore, Arthritis Today Magazine, OHS Canada, The National Ballet of Canada, Frangelico Liqueur, Storage Magazine, Bank of Montreal, Scotiabank, Holt Renfrew, Swiss Chalet, Canadian Lawyer, American Lawyer, American Bar Association, McMurry Publishing, Saveur Magazine, BeE Magazine, Negarestan Magazine, Reform Judaism Magazine, Gait Restoration One and American Humanist Association to name a few.
Anson shares his love and passion for the communication arts by teaching illustration, drawing and image-making related courses for the wonderful Graphic Design, Illustration and Advertising Programs offered at The Ontario College of Art & Design University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- Name: Anson Liaw
- Country: CA
- Website: www.illoz.com/liaw
- Discipline: ILLUSTRATOR