Photo by Luz Rodriguez Dager

Photo by Luz Rodriguez Dager

Hello! Thanks for visiting my portfolio site.

My name is Sarah Shaw. I am an artist and educator, currently based in Kathmandu, Nepal and New York City. I grew up in a town near Portland, Maine, and from a very young age, I yearned to make art and travel the world. I studied Art & Design Education, Painting and Art History at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Upon graduating, I seized several opportunities to experience living abroad; I worked and studied in South Korea for three years, volunteered with the Peace Corps in Cartagena, Colombia, and currently, I teach Art & Design in Kathmandu, Nepal. I am also working on my MFA in Visual Narrative at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

Living abroad has greatly influenced my work and enhanced my observation skills. Through comics and illustrations, I document daily life in places where I live and travel. My projects often combine digital and analog techniques and take on many forms—from comics to motion graphics to intricate, large-scale drawings, but they are all grounded in visual storytelling.

I am available for freelance work. If you have a project in mind that fits my art style, please email me to discuss rates at saraheshaw06@gmail.com .


  • Editorial illustration

  • Motion graphics

  • Comics

  • Custom painting, drawing and illustration

I am also available to lead workshops at your institution or art organization in the following areas:

  • Drawing (figure drawing & observational drawing)

  • Painting

  • Illustration

  • Comics

  • Zine Creation

  • Motion Graphics

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Creativity & Creative Problem Solving

For comments, questions, inquiries, or other ideas for projects, collaborations or workshops, feel free to contact me at saraheshaw06@gmail.com . I look forward to hearing from you!