Liann Shannon
Liann Shannon
AUTHORIAL ILLUSTRATION
Taipei, Taiwan

Liann’s art uses extensive detail, visual metaphor, and academic research to contrast introspection with modern society's neglect for holistic wellbeing.

Her work explores the community of nature, relearning how to be human, and the simplicity of home. She has worked internationally with clients in print, entertainment, and marketing and draws from a background in journalism; past research explores Buddhist themes in activism, mental health, community cohesion, and early childhood development.

Skills

IllustrationEthnographyStorytellingVisual Metaphor

Software proficiency

Procreate
Procreate
Photoshop
Photoshop
Premiere
Premiere

Experience

  • August 2021 - November 2021
    Artist Residency at Bamboo Curtain Studio
    New Taipei City, Taiwan

  • May 2021 - June 2021
    Artist Residency at Sarasvati Creative Space
    Waynesboro, Tennessee, United States of America

  • March 2021 - March 2021
    Group Exhibition - Life As A Woman at Lucky Bat Studio
    Huntsville, Texas, United States of America

  • September 2019 - February 2020
    International Mandarin Language Fellow at National Taiwan University
    Taipei, Taiwan

  • January 2018 - June 2018
    Chinese Language Scholar at Tzu Chi University
    Hualien, Taiwan

  • November 2017 - January 2018
    Innovative Design Thinking - Coursera Certificate at University of Virginia

  • September 2017 - December 2017
    Social Impact Strategy - Coursera Certificate at University of Pennsylvania

  • September 2017 - September 2017
    Activism Meets Spirituality Retreat - Scholarship Recipient at The Garrison Institute
    New York, United States of America

  • July 2017 - September 2017
    Inner Child: Healing Trauma & Relationships (Article) at Impact 18 Publishing

  • July 2017 - July 2018
    Associate Graphic Designer at Micacao Tea Co.
    Austin, TX, United States of America

  • August 2013 - May 2017
    Mass Communication Design - General Bachelor's Degree at Texas State University (Magna Cum Laude)
    San Marcos, TX, United States of America

  • January 2017 - May 2017
    Engaged Buddhism: Intersections of Social Justice & Spirituality (Documentary) at Texas State University
    San Marcos, TX, United States of America

  • January 2017 - May 2017
    Nonviolence & Spirituality in Modern Activism (Undergraduate Thesis) at Texas State University
    San Marcos, TX, United States of America

  • November 2015 - June 2016
    Multimedia Assistant at Rio Claro Studio
    San Marcos, TX, United States of America

  • September 2013 - September 2014
    Videojournalism Editor at University Star Newspaper
    San Marcos, TX, United States of America

  • April 2012 - June 2012
    Western Art Academy - Scholarship Recipient at Schreiner University
    Kerrville, TX, United States of America