Simon Shaw is one of Watermark’s founding Directors. His 26-year career has garnered awards from The Society of Illustrators NY, Communication Arts, 3×3 Awards NY, D&AD, Illustration Australia Awards and the New Zealand Best Awards.

Simon was born in Australia and spent his early childhood in Wellington NSW where he attended design school. From there he  went on to start Watermark Creative. These days he wakes up on Waiheke Island, spending his spare time gardening or lazing on Onetangi beach with his daughter, fiancée and dog.


Simon remembers his first taste of creative success with immense pride at the age of five years when his picture of a fire engine was held up as the class’ best. He is hoping his young daughter will enjoy drawing as much as her dad does but in the meantime finds it deeply satisfying mentoring Watermark Creative’s young talent and helping them to achieve their dreams. Acutely aware of the challenges of his craft to remain relevant, and having strong views about creative collaboration, Simon invites all clients to embrace ideas as well as style, and to approach illustration as integral to the creative mix.

Artist:  Simon Shaw

Email:  [email protected]

Mobile:  +64 21 505 345