Shawna X 

Brooklyn, NY

Shawna X Inc is the creative and artistic practice of New York based creative, Shawna Xiayun, known for her vibrant and graphical image-making.

Shawna enjoys projects about cultural identity, the creative process, and motherhood. She has been invited to speak on these topics by Adobe Max, Us by Night, AIGA Keynote speaker, and Creative Independent. She creates experiences in music, fashion, technology, collaborating with clients such as New Yorker, MINI, Academy Awards, Nike, Google, and Ghostly International.

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On motherhood, Adobe MAX

Embracing mom energy, It’s Nice That

Creative Independent

Fuck Your Manners on Maekan

The Great Discontent interview

AIGA Eye On Design - Mom’s Day Out

Dr Martens #WornDifferent Artist

Miss Bish Interview feature

Adobe Live Drawing 1, 2, 3

Complex Style: Shawna X Explains What It Takes to Make It as a Visual Artist

Teaching / Judging

 Young Guns, 2021

Society of Illustrators, 2019

Parsons The New School for Design,
Mobile Design, 2015-2017


Visiting Artist, 
Us By Night, Antwerp Belgium, 2019

Portland Design Week, Portland 2019

Speaker, Creative Works, Memphis, 2018

Speaker, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn 2018

Design Speak, Portland State University, 2018

Main Stage Speaker AIGA Conference, Minneapolis, 2017

The Great Discontent Live with Collin Hughes, NYC, 2017

Ladies Get Paid panel, Behance, NYC 2017

Creative Inspiration with Shawna X, Apple Store, W 14th St, NYC 2015

Secret Handshake, Art Director's Club, NYC 2015


Solo Exhibitions

"F*** Your Manners", A/D/O, Brooklyn NY 2018

"Alone Together", Tictail, New York, NY 2016

"Netscape", Powrplnt, Brooklyn, NY 2016

Group Exhibitions

Museum of Pizza, Brooklyn NY 2018

ADIOS: Vancouver Island, Art Helix, Brooklyn NY 2017

REFUGE, Sid Lee Collective, New York, NY 2017

Feminine Product, By The Way Of, Los Angeles, CA 2017

Girls of Summer, Vandervoort Studios, Brooklyn, NY 2015

Typeforce NYC, Type Director's Club, New York, NY 2015

PDX Flash, Compound Gallery, Portland OR 2015

Typeforce 5, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago IL 2014

Mad Science PDX, Gallery 151, Portland OR 2013

Inspiration China, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR 2010

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