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edfredned illustration

edfredned is illustrator and graphic designer Ed Shems.

Ed Shems
Ed has been illustrating and designing since 1991. Since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, Ed has illustrated more than 25 children's books and is currently writing and illustrating his own stories. His whimsical style(s) is well-suited for kid's books, magazines (for kids or adults), education, advertising, wearables and packaging (among others) and he is able to adapt his style to suit the needs of his clients.

Ed is creative, easy to work with, understands what a deadline entails and, most importantly, loves what he does.

ed= children's books and editorial illustration for young and old
ned= scratchboard books and editorial illustration
fred= realistic and pen and ink illustration

edfredned design
Good design can communicate your message, get you noticed and bring in new business. Ed listens to his clients and translates their goals into strong design.

Ed is an award-winning graphic designer, specializing in logos, t-shirts
, posters, brochures, greeting cards, and many other applications.

Ed is on the design advisory committee for DIGMA: The Design Industry Group of Massachusetts.

Ed is co-creator of Creative Relay
a resource for creative professionals. 

edfredned copyright
Images on this site are protected by international law, copyright 2013 Ed Shems/edfredned, all rights reserved. Use of this site signifies your agreement to all terms and conditions of use.

No material from this site may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any form without permission. Single copies of the site material may be downloaded for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of copyright. The use of any such material on any other web site or networked computer environment is strictly prohibited.

In other words, please do not take an illustration from my site and use it on another website or printed material, even if you modify it. That is a breach of copyright.

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