Anson Liaw is an illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. Upon graduating from the Design Advertising Program at the Ontario College of Art, his versatile illustrations have appeared in projects ranging from magazines, book publications, corporate, packaging and advertising communications. His work is strong conceptually and is known for its graphic yet painterly qualities.

He has garnered recognition and awards for his illustration work from American Illustration, Society of Illustrators West (SILA), 3×3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, 3×3 Pro Show, Creative Quarterly, Applied Arts Magazine, Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards Annuals, COUPE International Design & Image Competition and the Luerzer’s ARCHIVE “200 Best Illustrators” Worldwide Special Editions.

Anson shares his love and passion for the communication arts by teaching illustration, drawing and image-making related courses at his alma mater, The Ontario College of Art & Design University.



“49 Tears Forever” (Versions 1 & 2) Creative Quarterly 45, 2016

“Everybody Wants Some” Creative Quarterly 44, 2016

“Norooz 1395” Creative Quarterly 44, 2016

“You Had Me at Popcorn” Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators, 2016-2017 Special Edition

Terror Attacks in Paris Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators, 2016-2017 Special Edition

Toronto Film Festival Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators, 2016-2017 Special Edition

“The Perfect Storm” Creative Quarterly 38, 2015

“Destiny” Luerzer’s 200 Best Illustrators, 2014

“Use Sunscreen” Luerzer’s 200 Best Illustrators, 2014

“Musician” Society of Illustrators LA 48, 2010 – Creative Quarterly 17, 2009

“Mercato Restaurant” Creative Quarterly 17, 2009

“Donna for Mercatto” American Illustration 28, 2009

“Massage” Creative Quarterly 17, 2009