Based in Auckland, New Zealand
Making art since 2006
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Paul Shih is an artist/designer based in New Zealand, who has exhibited in galleries and featured in numerous publications world wide. Paul is best known for his designer toys and distinctive style of cuteness. His work is about events, characters, and is inspired by his surroundings to create a character centred visual world that tells the story.
Paul Shih is an artist / designer in New Zealand, originally from Taiwan, where culture is a heady mix of diverse influences. Paul was educated in New Zealand, he graduated from AUT (Art and Design) in 2004.
His work is about events, characters, and is inspired by his surroundings to create a visual world that tells the story. Throughout the time, Paul has developed a unique style called 「Paper Diorama」, which combined illustration and photography techniques.
「Hollow Threat」 is the most recent project from Paul, the project takes him back to the root of drawing and doodling. A re-discovery of his love for art, toy & music can be found in the world of Hollow Threat, where monsters, mysterious creatures and imperfect people are!
Doo Doo Diving - Official Game Trailer YouTube
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Awards & Recognition
- "Interview by 「dpi」 magazine Vol.93." - Taiwan/Hong Kong, 2007
- "V Energy Drink’s V-Raw feature artist." - Australia/New Zealand, 2008
- "Cartoon of the Month Award from Channel Frederator." - USA, 2008
- "Interview by 「BIG UP」 magazine Vol.2." - USA, 2009
- "Featured in 「TOY LAND」 book." - Spain, 2009
- "Featured in 「Faesthetic」 Magazine issue 11." - USA, 2009
- "Interview by 「DESIGN NET」 Magazine issue 140." - Korea, 2009
- "Featured in 「The Sourcebook of Contemporary Illustration」 book." - World Wide, 2010
- "Featured in 「COMIX」 comic book." - USA, 2010
- "Featured in 「Digital Arts」 magazine." - UK, 2010
- "Featured in 「ACCLAIM」 magazine issue 22." - Australia, 2011
- "Interview by 「PRO DESIGN」 magazine, issue 111." - New Zealand, 2011
- "Interview by 「Clutter」 magazine, issue 16." - World Wide, 2012
- "Featured in 「Color Ink Book」 Vol 15." - USA, 2012
- "Featured in 「Pictoplasma – The Character Compendium」 book." - World Wide, 2012
- "Featured in 「Aortica」 magazine No.2." - World Wide, 2012
- "Featured in 「Very Sweet Kawaii」 book." - World Wide, 2012
- "Featured in 「Chromacon」 book." - New Zealand, 2013
- "Featured in 「Brands & Illustrators」 book." - World Wide, 2013
Team & Repeating Collaborators
Creator of Doo Doo Diving