NEW! - Guest Artist
It has been a big wish of ours to start working with amazing artists around the world and create a small community here on Shenasi Concept! We are so excited to feature our very first guest artist below!
Meet Huzaifa Mohamedbhai
A professional Artist/Illustrator/Designer based in Toronto, ON. Ever since he was a young boy, he has always had the desire to express himself to the world and find his place in it. One day he decided to pick up a pencil and start doodling and he found it remarkable how people would react to his drawings. Some would feel happy or excited while others sad or angry. He realized early on in his life the power of visual imagery. It is kind of like a super-power, the ability to control one's thoughts, feelings and ideals and make them express it when reacting to things he draws. Ever since then, he grew up drawing non-stop, making more serious steps in High School and then landing himself at OCAD University studying Illustration and Design. "To create art is not just a profession or a hobby for me, it is a passion."
Meet Laurie Stein
Laurie is an illustrator/painter/designer living in Toronto with over thirty years experience in the industry. She graduated from OCA and the Classical Animation program at Sheridan College. Laurie has illustrated hundreds of stories for numerous educational publishers in North America and has 21 trade books, all written by Lisa Lucas, some of which have recently been translated into multiple languages. She has recently created characters for a new TV show and designed the art for a new French app for TFO. She paints on canvases, wood, or canvas paper and is represented by the Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale Arizona. She works in many mediums including acrylics, watercolours, and 3 Dimension. When creating digital files, she uses Adobe Creative Suite- Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign, working most recently on a Cintiq. Laurie has worked extensively for Sick Kids’ Hospital in Toronto and her work lines the walls and ceilings throughout. She volunteers teaching painting to those living with cancer through the Art for Cancer Foundation. www.lauriestein.
*If you are also an illustrator who enjoys designing for the little ones get in touch with us to become a guest artist!