Anson Liaw is an illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. Upon graduating from the Ontario College of Art & Design, 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 everyday life objects, scenes from life, memory and with imagination, synthesizes and merges 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 every day about the world around them.
His work is strong conceptually, and is known for its graphic yet painterly qualities and he enjoys working with chalk pastel, charcoal, ink and combined with digital media.
He has garnered recognition for his illustration work from American Illustration, Society of Illustrators West (SILA), Applied Arts Magazine, 3x3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, 3x3 ProShow Annual, The Creative Quarterly, InPrint Magazine, The Big Book of Illustration Ideas 2, Luerzer’s ARCHIVE “200 Best Illustrators” Worldwide Special Editions along with exhibiting his work for the COW International Design Festival Illustration Biennale, ILLUSTRATED exhibition in London, England, 13th Mexico International Poster Biennale, School of Visual Arts “Where’s My Vote? Posters for the Green Movement in Iran” exhibition and the T.O Uncovered Festival cross disciplinary arts gala event in Toronto, Canada.
Anson enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge for the communication arts and feels very fortunate to be given opportunities to teach art & design courses at OCAD University and Virtue Innovation and Art Education (VIA Secondary School) in Toronto, Canada.