SHINGO SHIMIZU is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design’s Communication and Design program. The Montreal-born, Toronto-bred designer was exposed to drawing at an early age through his father's graphic design work. After many successful years working as a full-time designer, Shimizu pursued to work independently, to follow his passion, illustration. His vector-based style echoes visual cues derived from pop art to manga to his latest obsessions. Music is another driving force in his visual language, as he DJs nights in local bars and clubs. Shimizu has produced visual creatives for numerous clients including Coca-Cola, Virgin Mobile and Toyota.
His work has also been featured in Mixmag, Fast Company and Popular Mechanics. Shimizu has been recognized by The Advertising and Design Club of Canada and American Illustration and also been profiled in Vektorika's 'Greatest Hits' issue. Currently, Shimizu works out of his Toronto studio where he takes on various projects including Illustration, Graphic and Art Direction.
SELECTED CLIENT LIST
Bensimon Byrne: Scotiabank
B-Street Communications: Coca-Cola, Mr. Christie
Fast Company magazine
Lowe Roche: Virgin Mobile, Toronto Zoo
MacLaren McCann: Coca-Cola Canada
Popular Mechanics magazine
Royal Canadian Mint
Saatchi & Saatchi: Toyota, Scion, GO
Scion Canada magazine