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Shane Evans Biography

In the business of illustration, design and creative development, Shane W. Evans is a multi-talented artist and visionary who combines his world travels with his art to influence creative expression in others. Evans studied at Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts and graduated in 1993 and began traveling the world. In addition to contract work in illustration, graphic design and web design for major companies, Evans has conceptualized and illustrated numerous children’s books. Many of the books have been featured in the media such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, NBA Inside Stuff, Reading Rainbow and Late Night with David Letterman. Shane has received much acclaim within the children’s literary field for his work on children’s books such as "Osceola," "The Way The Door Closes," "Shaq and the Beanstalk" and "Take It To The Hoop Magic Johnson." His accolades range from being honored by First Lady Laura Bush at the 2002 National Book Festival, The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and The Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction for Children.

Shane Evans’s talent does not stop at illustration and children’s books. His design work includes unique, one-of-a-kind hand crafted furniture pieces, clothing, CD cover art, photography and a number of other custom made items.

Evans’s work is influenced by his travels to Africa, South America, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and throughout the United States. Firmly believing in education and creative development for all people, Evans has produced a unique presentation designed to share his gift with all ages, cultures, ethnic groups and backgrounds. His presentations and workshops are specifically tailored to each audience and combine storytelling, art projects and slide presentations from his own work and world travel.

Shane W. Evans is capable of delivering finished illustration, web design, graphic design and a full range of customized design services to fit the needs of his clients.

Special Achievments:
2004 – 2005 Land of Enchantment Book Award Master Reading List
2002 National Book Festival honor by First Lady Laura Bush
IRA Children’s Book Award Notables List
Lee Bennett Hopkins Honor Book (Penn State University / Pennsylvania Center for the Book)
The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for "Osceola"
Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction for children
Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe New Talent Award "The Way A Door Closes"

Shane W. Evans Client List
Arnold Communications
Chronicle books
Design Ranch
Flair Communications
FDA
Harper Collins
House Beautiful Magazine
Joseph Wetzel and Associates
Kansas City Jazz Museum
Kansas City International Jazz Festival
Kool Cigarettes
Levy Creative Management
Modern Dog Design
Nike
Repertory Theater of New Haven
Simon and Schuster
Seattle Repertory
Youth Net

Book Titles
Bintou's Braids
ISBN: 0811825140 - Hardcover
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Author: Sylviane Diouf
Illustrator: Shane W. Evans

Did I Tell You I Love You Today?
ISBN: 0689852711 - Hardcover
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Deloris Jordan, Roslyn Jordan
Illustrator: Shane W. Evans

Down the Winding Road
ISBN: 0789425963 - Hardcover
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing
Author: Angela Johnson
Illustrator: Shane W. Evans

Fishing Day
ISBN: 078680766 - Hardcover
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney
Illustrator: Shane W. Evans

Free at Last!
ISBN: 0763614408 - Hardcover
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Author: Doreen Rappaport
Illustrator: Shane W. Evans

Here We Go Round
ISBN: 0618160647 - Hardcover
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Author: Alice McGill
Illustrator: Shane W. Evans

Hold the Flag High
ISBN: 0060504285 - Hardcover
Publisher: Harper Collins Juvenile Books
Author: Catherine Clinton
Illustrator: Shane W. Evans

Homemade Love
ISBN: 0786806435 - Hardcover
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Author: Bell Hooks
Illustrator: Shane W. Evans

No More!
ISBN: 0763609846 - Hardcover
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Author: Doreen Rappaport
Illustrator: Shane W. Evans

Osceola *
ISBN: 0786804076 - Hardcover
Publisher: Disney Press
Author: Alan Govenar
Author: Osceola Mays
Illustrator: Shane W. Evans

*THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD
Shanna's Ballerina Show
ISBN: 0786806346 - Hardcover
Author: Jean Marzollo
Illustrator: Shane W. Evans

Shanna's Doctor Show
ISBN: 0786806362 - Hardcover
Author: Jean Marzollo
Illustrator: Shane W. Evans

Shanna's Princess Show
ISBN: 0786806311 - Hardcover
Author: Jean Marzollo
Illustrator: Shane W. Evans

Shanna's Teacher Show
ISBN: 0786806354 - Hardcover
Author: Jean Marzollo
Illustrator: Shane W. Evans

Shaq and the Beanstalk
ISBN: 0590918230 - Hardcover
Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated
Author: Shaquille O'Neal
Illustrator: Shane W. Evans

Still the Same Me
ISBN: 0689866666 - Hardcover
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Carol Maillard
Illustrator: Shane W. Evans

Take It to the Hoop Magic Johnson
ISBN: 0786824468 - Hardcover
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Author: Quincy Troupe
Illustrator: Shane W. Evans

The Way A Door Closes**
ISBN: 080506477 - Hardcover
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Author: Hope Anita Smith
Illustrator: Shane W. Evans

**Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe New Talent Award

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