Design + Illustration

About

Russell Shaw, Designer, Illustrator, About Me, Profile

About Russell

New York Times best-selling book illustrator and designer. PRINT Magazine “Best In Class” letterer. Brand workshop speaker. Children’s book illustrator. Visual Design instructor. Taco enthusiast.

His clients include Porsche, Tesla, Target, Kid President, Coca-Cola, AMC’s Breaking Bad, HarperCollins, DesignArmy, The Village Voice, Neenah Paper, and more.

He enjoys working with clients across a range of industries: from pitching design and strategy to executive leadership, to leading interdisciplinary collaborations with copywriters, photographers, developers, printers and manufacturers. He has experience mentoring other designers while also working hands-on alongside them. His strengths lie in thinking through design as a system, creating visual languages and style guidelines for brands to present a strong, compelling, and unified voice across all communications – as well as creating work that sometimes simply adds delight to a viewer's experience.

Currently, he resides in foggy San Francisco with his wife and their California pup, Ella “Fitz” Fitzgerald.

 

Brand Experience

AMC's Breaking Bad
The Atlanta Braves
Bacardí
Coca-Cola
DesignArmy
Dixon Rye
Empire State South
GO! Experience Design
Grand Marnier
HarperCollins
High West Distillery
Kid President
Neenah Paper
Plywood People
Porsche
Serenbe
ShootProof
Slack
SoulPancake
SweetWater Brewery
Target
Tesla
Unboundary
UrbanDaddy
The Village Voice
The W Hotel

Recognition

The New York Times
AIGA
PRINT Magazine
PRINT Typography Annual
PRINT Regional Design Annual
The ADDY Awards
HOW Design
The Dieline
UnderConsideration
The Design Kids
99u
Paste Magazine
Social Good Design Awards
GDUSA
PaperSpecs
DesignTaxi
DesignThinkers
Branding Served
Editorial Design Served
Creative Quarterly
The Communicator Awards
Creativity International
Photographer’s Forum

Services

Creative Direction
and Brand Development

Brand Identity Systems
Brand Guidelines
Design Leadership and Mentorship
Art Direction
Naming
Core Messaging
Copywriting
Logo Design

Creative Services
(for agencies and contracts)

Graphic Design
Illustration
Concept Photography
Product Photography
Social Assets
Typeface Design
Hand-Lettering
Collateral Design
Packaging Design
Signage and Environmental
Print Design
Editorial Illustration
Editorial Design
Web Design
SquareSpace Development
Wordpress Development
HTML/CSS

 
 

“There are no dream jobs. There is work that is worth your time, and work that isn’t. You’ll never be sure which is which, so there are only two ways to do the work in front of you: the right way or not at all.”

Wilson Miner