I'll let my customers put their mouth where their money went so that you can hear it straight from them:


I am here to be your creative partner, and better yet, help to SELL your PRODUCT, PACKAGE or PITCH.

QUALITY CHARACTERS ADD IMMEDIATE VALUE - contact me to create them with confidence and customer service!

Shawn was fantastic to work with on our project! We needed to have our Raider Rusher mascot illustrated and a Raiders-themed children’s scene created to wrap some walls in a playroom at the Ronald McDonald House in Las Vegas. It was a complicated request with many elements required – including multiple approvals and a fast turn-around. Shawn was very communicative and open to all feedback and requests. His talent is incredible – the vector art he produced blew us all away. We liked his style so much, we also asked for his help to create a matching van-wrap for the Ronald McDonald House transportation van. Our unveiling event was this past Tuesday, and we couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out. It was so colorful and cheerful – exactly what we wanted to present for this room. We would hire him again for other illustrations and design projects in a heartbeat. Highly recommend!
- Rebecca Finlay, Creative Director, Oakland / Las Vegas Raiders


Shawn is one of the best people to work with on the planet. He is incredibly efficient, talented and worked extremely well with our design team to create our companies branded mascot and logo. We have worked on multiple characters, tradeshow displays, print materials, and digital projects with Shawn and he continues to impress us and our clients. We look forward to the opportunity to work together again!!! Highly Recommended!!!
- Aubrey Gray, Creative Director, United Food Group Inc., Chicago


Working with Shawn has been great! He is an amazing human being and an incredibly creative graphic designer. We have been working together for almost one year, he has always been very communicative, provides advice and suggestions, and draws fast. He is also very enjoyable to talk to and understands the ideas and sketches right away to create beautiful artwork. If you want a dependable, enthusiastic, communicative, proactive graphic designer with integrity... don't hesitate to hire Shawn.
- Manuel Rodriguez, Woko Loco Restaurant Owner, Austin, Texas


Awesome from start to finish. Shawn did a great job transferring my vision into a polished book cover illustration and extremely collaborative, both listening and suggesting things to improve the final piece.
- Sam Subity, Author, San Francisco


Great artist and person! Working with Shawn was a pleasure and anyone who hires him will be blessed and pleased with his work.
- Dale Parker, Author, Salt Lake City


Working with Shawn has been fantastic! This was our first time doing a project like this one, and Shawn thankfully guided us and helped us through it. We absolutely love the end results and really appreciated his patience with us and his continuous efforts until we were completely happy. Excellent communication, very professional, beautiful work, flexible and on time. I’m so grateful we found him - we’ll definitely be back to work with him again!
- Matthew Landin, Around the World Audio Stories, Chicago


Shawn is a very creative professional that is easy to work with. We look forward to working with him again on future projects!
- Jon Hoefer, Rooftop Greetings, Florida


Shawns has been an absolute pleasure to work with!. His work was excellent! His communication was always great. And he produced outstanding work. I'm looking forward to working with him on other projects in the future!
- Dylan Vanas, Pouch Mates, Las Vegas, Nevada


We had an experimental project to develop characters for certain sections of our website. Shawn was a delight from start to finish: enthusiastic about the experimental nature and up for the challenge, passionate to get to know what we needed/wanted and professional to deliver renderings of excellent quality in record time. He is very responsive (which we value very highly in my company) and made communication very easy. I look forward to the opportunity to work together again.
- Ilene Bergelson, Consultant and Motivational Speaker, New York


Great guy, 200% trustworthy and really good at what he does. Everyone loved the work he did for me.
- Stephen Pope, On Demand CTO, Los Angeles


Shawn is a valuable thought partner, honorable person and stellar illustrator. He's amazing and if you get the chance to work with him, I highly encourage you to do so!Shawn was a pleasure to work with. He is very talented and an all around great guy. And is a valuable thought partner to chat through how to visually represent complex concepts in an engaging way! I'll definitely be working with Shawn again soon.
- Leila Belmahi, Consultant, New York


Shawn is a class act. He's a true pro in every sense of the word. And he's a pleasure to work with. This is the second project he's completed for me in the past week. His work is incredible. He takes direction well. And he helps you through the process, providing valuable advice along the way.I can't ask for more. Shawn has already become a valuable member of my team. I look forward to working for many years to come. - Roy Penrod, co-owner, One Healthy Nation


Shawn was great to work with. He helped us create a new logo/mascot for our site as well as determining the overall color scheme. He was very fun to work with when coming up with ideas plus if there was something we felt needed to be changed, he would make it happen quickly which is important in my line of business. As soon as we have another graphic design project, I won't hesitate to hire Shawn again. - Hayden Wall, Dicey Goblin, Boardgame Retailer, Austin, TX


Shawn was excellent to work with, he took our idea and turned it into a fully formed reality.. absolutely brilliant end result. Would highly recommend. - Edd Compton, Nottingham, UK


Shawn is very easy to work with. He takes pride in all his work and strives to deliver the best possible product. We have a lot of quick turnaround projects; Shawn goes above and beyond to get them done timely. We continue to work with him on many of our projects. LJPR, Troy, Michigan


Shawn, is a very talented illustrator and is open to multiple edits until you get what you want. - Datawerx, Annapolis, Maryland


Amazing work and really good communication. He really tries to understand what the customer needs and his work was exactly what we wanted. - Georg Kuttner, Ayadrum Innsbruck, Austria

I would highly recommend Shawn for professional business. He listened to what we wanted, was very mindful of the deadline, and executed our project to perfection. He is an excellent communicator and was very accessible over the phone and Skype. He even made last minute changes for us on the spot. We couldn't be happier with the finished product. He brought our vision to life! - Jen Hand, American Career College

Shawn was fantastic. He is skilled, personable, asks questions to enhance understanding, communicates well, sticks to the schedule and works quickly to produce results. Highly recommend Shawn. - Kara Gilbert, Camp SmashBox


Shawn continuously exceeded expectations of work, he has fantastic communication skills and is very fast with completing change requests on the go. Shawn creates amazing graphics and we will definitely utilize his services again in the future. Highly recommended! - Rachelle Taylor, Digital 8


* My first time working with Shawn and will definitely be working with him again. Good experience.

* I had to put this job on hold a few times, as I wasn't sure where I wanted to go with it. Shawn was able to roll with the punches, picking up right where we left off with ease. - Kristin Dowell, Program Fit, Inc, 

I'm happy Upwork introduced me to Shawn and that I now have another go-to artist to help with my future projects! Excellent, excellent experience all the way around. - Kristin Dowell, Program Fit, Inc


Amazing to work with. Very professional and understanding our needs to get the project 100% how we needed it until the very last output details and needs. - John Minns, Kayotics


Shawn is a real asset to the Upwork community. On this project, he had an immediate, excellent grasp of the brief, which was evident in his response. He was able to interpret the brief into a high-quality draft, responded extremely well to our input, and produced a finished piece of artwork which was spot on. Nice one Shawn. - Olly Haynes, Heinne-Haynes


Great work, fast with changes. Hope to work with again. - Matthew Bailey, Elm City Social, New Haven, CT


Shawn is a great artist. He finished the project well ahead of schedule and was in constant communication throughout. Would highly recommend. Was a bit skeptical hiring someone I didn't know but so glad that I picked Shawn. He was talented, easy going, and happy to change things until the project reflected my vision totally. He went into great depth before starting the work so that he had a full understanding of what I wanted and I wouldn't hesitate to use him again or recommend him to other people. - Lee Scutchings, Mini Tekkers


Very tenacious, determined and hardworking! - Vinay Kulkarni, Digital Nirvana, India


Great experience working with Shawn all around. - Alex Marcoux, GPL, Denver


Shawn is one of the most pleasant, efficient and talented guys on Upwork. Simple as that. - Martin Gagnon, GageStar, Canada


Shawn's design skills are impressive. Communicate a good picture of what you want and Shawn will make it happen. I strongly recommend him for this kind of work! Seriously, I've hired lots of people to do work locally. Never again! Shawn literally drew the picture in my mind. Impressive guy! - Nick Edelen, Jackazz Burritos, Austin, Texas


An outstanding experience. I got all I hoped for and a lot more. The experience was easy, communication direct and the quality of the work exceptional. Would definitely hire again. - John Bealer, JNB Product Design


Second time I've worked with Shawn and another great job. Can't recommend him highly enough. If you're looking for an illustrator, look no further - Shawn is your man! - Chris Rutherford, Northsound Radio Aire


Shawn's enthusiasm for our project gave us confidence that we were going to receive the incredibly wonderful design work we did end up with...Highly recommended!! ~ Tom Davis, Shark Shaved Ice, Austin, Texas


Shawn Encarnacion's talent is exceptional and so is his customer service.  He worked closely with me via email and phone to understand my vision and very quickly created sketches that hit the bulls-eye. Shawn met or beat all our agreed-upon timelines with professional digital illustrations that will truly add value to my brand.

This was my first time using iFreelance, and Shawn made the whole experience a pleasure.  He exceeded all my expectations, and I am glad to give Shawn my highest possible recommendation!
- Chuck Picklehaupt, Pickle Hopped LLC


Shawn's work has exceeded our expectations! I just gave him my information and
it was like he read my mind on the logo. He's reliable, very prompt,
and very good 
artist! I will recommend him to everyone!          
- Karen Aldrich - Sharkeez Frozen Drinks


"Never enough said about this guy! He is Phenomenal! Shawn is very
fast, very artistic, very accurate in 
detail and all-around pleasure 
to do business with! We have tried several artists in the past but no 
one comes close to "getting it" as he does. We recommend him 100%"
-Bryan Young
Director of IT http://www.MotionParts.com

"Shawn Encarnacion treated me with respect, worked very hard and was flexible, had a good attitude, and delivered high-quality graphics for a reasonable price. You can trust him with your projects also." 
- Stone Melet, Co-Founder, www.TurtleTip.com


"Shawn's artwork and professionalism went far and above anything I had hoped for. His concepts were right on the mark, his turn-around time was exceptional, and he was easy to work with. If you're looking for a graphic artist, Shawn is your guy." 
- Ehren Koepf, Fighting Ant Productions


"Shawn is a true professional artist.  He was responsive and produced exactly what I was looking for even ahead of schedule.  His work totally exceeded my expectations.  I look forward to using Shawn for my next design." 
- Bryan Watari, Owner, Neighbors Pizza, Olivehurst, CA


"Shawn is # 1. I had a lot of fun working with Shawn on this project. Shawn delivered more than he promised ! This guy is not just good he is Better than Great! Do not hesitate for 1 sec to hire Shawn for your next project."
"Since the first 
project, I gave Shawn another project to do and again he hit grand slam home run - this guy is the " Babe Ruth " of illustration !
- Stephen Ricci, www.richandgreedy.com


"Shawn has the uncanny ability to where you can give him a description of what you want and what he develops is 200% better then what you described.  I showed the character he developed for me to my students and they totally fell in love with it.  A++++ work I highly recommend Shawn for all your artistic needs."
- Cleaven "Coach Cleve" Smith


"Shawn did a great job of transforming our concepts into full-color illustrations. He produced results that my client was pleased with and It would be a pleasure to have him assist us again in the future."
- John Fitzgerald, Director of Creative Services, The Works, A Multimedia Company Inc.


"Shawn is an excellent artist and extremely dedicated to ensuring the client is totally satisfied with the work.  I would recommend him to anyone seeking great art in small timeframes.  Keep up the great work Shawn.  Our logo is great and more than we imagined."

"Again, excellent work Shawn.  You delivered exactly what we wanted in 24 hours - unbelievable.  Would highly recommend this artist to anyone seeking great work."

"Shawn is truly an all-rounder.  He draws magnificently and delivers well ahead of time.  Anyone seeking a professional then look no further as this is your man. Our company has awarded Shawn a number of projects to date and he has delivered every time without exception. I can unreservedly recommend Shawn for any job he bids on."
- David Berry, Managing Director, Clever Electrical, Sydney, Australia


"Shawn is a creative genius. I gave him 3 concepts for cartoons, he did background research then, asked me a few questions and within a short period of time he was able to produce 3 stunning cartoons. He somehow was able to capture the images I had in my brain, enhance them and then add a magical touch."
- Michael Derry, Australian Water Resources, Perth, Australia


"Shawn did a wonderful job on this project.  His art was in the format I needed and the quality was super.  He stayed right on schedule and communicated very well!  The project went smoothly and I would hire Shawn again."
- Rachel Ellsworth, Speech Corner, Phoenix, Arizona


"Shawn is very easy to work with.  His quick turn around time put us well and truly ahead in our schedule.  He is very talented and caught on to exactly what we wanted very quickly.  We will use his talents again soon!"
- Deb Evans, My Vinyl Designs, Wyoming

"Shawn was a pleasure to work with. He was prompt with responses and revisions and patient with our requests. We're very happy with our finished product. I'd use him again in a heartbeat."
- Laura Englebert, EMDAT


"I have worked with Shawn Encarnacion on a handful of commercial projects and I have always been very pleased with his work. In the past I have had less positive experiences with freelance artists. Unfortunately, a common theme I find is the need to reinforce deadlines and encourage artists to meet these deadlines. I have had the experience of artists not completing projects, even months late--this is the risk of using freelancers. I am happy to say that Mr. Encarnacion does not fit this stereotype. His project work has been timely, the utmost quality, easy to speak with regarding project details, and even early with project completions. I make special note of artists with a business mindset like Mr. Encarnacion, and our company looks forward to using him on future projects."
- DJ Ellsworth, Technology Director, Ellsworth Publishing Co. www.EllsworthPublishing.com, Phoenix, Arizona


At last! An artist who really delivers the goods - on time and on budget. Shawn understood the look I was after and was able to break the drawing process into easy steps for readers to follow.  
He very quickly came up with a sketch for approval, and had the project completed before I even had time to mention a deadline! He also understood the technical requirements for publication, so I won't need to do any extra editing. I'll be commissioning him regularly for first-class and hassle-free artwork.

If you need a professional, trustworthy and talented artist for your cartoon or illustration, Shawn Encarnacion  won't disappoint.
- Helen South, About.com, 


This was the first time I had ever hired anyone I didn't know to work on a project with me and I was very nervous about it. Shawn instantly set my mind at ease with his easy-going yet professional manneurisum. The work he delivered was outstanding. He was able to take some basic ideas I had and run with them to create some amazing art, all of which fit perfectly for what I wanted. He was a pleasure to work with and will become a staple in my productions in the future. I can not recommend him enough.
- Eryk Tilton


Shawn was very pleasant to work with. He made sure he developed a  firm grasp of the task at hand through timely conversations and emails. He then took my exact vision and put it to print. I will continue to work with him in the future.
- J.C. Harrison


Shawn is a great illustration provider! From the very first communication through revisions, to the delivery of the final product, he was very professional. I am a very demanding client and it was great to see Shawn meet everyone of my demands with quick a turnaround and excellent product. It was a joy to work with him and i will definitely be using his services in the future.
- Femi Akinnusi


Absolutely the best! Choose Shawn if you want to be very satisfied. My team chose Shawn and he exceeded our expectations! We're a very picky group of developers and Shawn blew us away! I can't wait to work with him on more of our projects. And don't let his incredible cartooning skills fool you...he is also great at other areas of design. Keep up the good work, Shawn! You rock!
- Scott at Court Buddy

Shawn has re-instilled my confidence with freelancers. So many times I've attempted to find people to have work performed, with very poor results.
Icouldn'tbemore glad that I chose him to handle my project.  From
theverystart he was courteous, thorough, prompt, and professional.  
He spent the time to understand what I wanted, offered a multitude of great suggestions, created multiple mockups, and allowed me to tweak everything I wanted.
In the end, he delivered the finished product in record time, with amazing results.
Do NOT look any further than Shawn to handle your work.  You will not be disappointed.  If anyone would like to contact me regarding his work,forany
type ofa recommendation, please let me know.
Thank youShaw
- Will Prater


Shawn is everything he says in his profile, i found him very prompt, flexible, understanding, he sends revisions almost immediately after feedback.
i liked most is that it is a pleasure to work with Shawn, he is decent, and friendly, but nonetheless very professional
i totally recommend him, and he would be among the first i consider for future job.
- YG Films, Cairo

I am absolutely blown away with the superb quality of work. All of the images were done on time and communication was quick and timely. I highly recommend Shawn and his work and would gladly work again with him in the future!

- Not A Flower Apps