Anson Liaw

About Anson

Anson Liaw is an accomplished illustrator based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With a degree Communication & Design Department Design Advertising Program at the Ontario College of Art (now OCAD University), his illustrations have become an integral part of numerous projects, spanning magazines, book publications, corporate communications, packaging, and advertising.

Anson’s illustrations embody a critical viewpoint, addressing a wide spectrum of subjects, including social, political, cultural issues, and lifestyle matters.

Drawing inspiration from everyday life, personal memories, and imagination, he skillfully combines various elements to construct new and unexpected meanings. His work sparks discussions, encouraging viewers to engage, appreciate, and discover something new about the world every day.

Anson’s talent has garnered recognition and accolades from prestigious organizations such as American Illustration, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (SILA), Applied Arts Magazine, and 3x3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, among others. His illustrations have been featured in renowned publications and exhibitions worldwide, including Luerzer’s Archive and Illustration: A Theoretical and Contextual Perspective, Third Edition, Bloomsbury Visual Arts Publishing in the United Kingdom.

Throughout his career, Anson has collaborated with a diverse range of clients, including Time Magazine, McDonald’s, The New York Times, Nestle, and The National Ballet of Canada, to name a few. Additionally, he shares his love and passion for the arts by teaching at OCAD University and Virtute Innovation Academy in Canada, nurturing the next generation of creative minds.

List of Clients

Time Magazine, New Scientist, Los Angeles Times, Northern California Bohemian, The Wall Street Journal, Global Brief, Arthritis Today Magazine, Mercatto restaurant, Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), The Dallas Morning News, Education Forum, Harvard Business Review, Heart & Soul Magazine, Registered Nurse Journal. OHS Canada Magazine, Rogers Media, FEDEX, The National Ballet of Canada, Alexian Brothers Healthcare System, Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Negarestan Magazine, Community Associations Institute, The Canadian Opera Company, Fashion Quarterly Magazine, McDonald's, Canadian Underwriter, The Writer's Chronicle, ON Nature Magazine, Wedding Bells Magazine, Medical Post, President's Choice, Bank of Montreal (BMO), Out Magazine, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc., Frangelico Liqueur, Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), Nortel Networks, Bell Mobility, Second Cup Coffee Co., University of Toronto, University at Buffalo, Eugene Levy The New School New York City, Sobey's, Beatrice, Loblaws Branding Ltd., TD Bank, Nestle, Falconbridge Ltd., Canadian Lawyer, Quarantine Zine, Scotiabank, Holt Renfrew, Swiss Chalet, Canon, Centreville Theme Park Centre Island, Par Puzzles, Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), Harlequin Enterprises, Cimarron Mountain Club, Today's Parent, Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, National Eating Disorder Information Center (NEDIC), Knight Bain, Heatbar, Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union (SGEU) Shift Workers, Spanish Winery