Shaw Nielsen – BordoBello Skateboard


I designed this skateboard deck to help out the folks at the Bordo Bello, a skateboard art fundraiser in Denver. The event is put on by the AIGA and all of the proceeds go directly to two places: Access Gallery and Youth Design Denver. Learn more about the event here:

The design is influenced by the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration and also the northern European tradition of vanitas still life painting, learn more about them here & here.

Shaw Nielsen

I am a pretty snazzy artist, illustrator and designer, and my illustration work for both adults and children has appeared in magazines, advertising, posters, social expression and newspapers around the world. My style is fresh and I work quickly. I was educated in San Francisco at the Academy of Art and currently reside in Denver, Colorado with my wonderful friends and family. My illustration has been honored by the Alliance of Illustrators, the Art Directors Club of Denver, the Denver Egotist and has been featured in Communication Arts. It still makes it on my mother’s fridge from time to time. The fact that I’m snazzy is not news to her.

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