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In his award winning career in Illustration and Graphic Design Shawn has created work for national, international, regional and local editorial and advertising clients including Time Magazine; Entertainment Weekly Magazine; Playboy Magazine; TV Guide; Time-Life Books; Coca-Cola; United Airlines; United Banks; The Denver Broncos; Denver Nuggets; and Colorado Rockies ( both baseball and hockey! ). He was juried into and received awards from the NY Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts and Graphis Annuals.
Shawn has designed and illustrated four children’s books for Fulcrum Publishing and 14 books for other children’s book publishers.
His fine art paintings have been accepted into numerous local , regional and national shows and are in private and corporate collections. Three juried national shows he’s quite proud to be included in are Arts For The Parks Top 100, Paint America Top 100 and Foothills National Watermedia Exhibition.
Shawn’s paintings have been in group and two person shows at the Arts Longmont Gallery, Denver Art Students League, Translations Gallery, AUM Gallery, Studio 12 Gallery, Culture Clash Gallery, Visual Images Gallery and D Gallery.
Shawn and his daughter Nicolle Longsdorf recently finished two murals at
Childrens Hospital. The most expansive was all four walls and the ceiling in the CAT Scan room and a single wall in the Monfort Blood Disease Clinic.
For two years Shawn taught illustration at the Colorado Institute of Art. He teaches a quarterly “Illustrating Children’s Book” adult ed class at The Arvada Center.
Shawn has studied with Molly Davis at the Art Students League of Denver and in privates classes and workshops here and in France. He’s also studied with and taken workshops and/or classes from Quang Ho, Dan Oakleaf and Terry Isaacs.