Peter Sheehan
Peter Sheehan APDG is a freelance storyboard artist, illustrator, designer and writer based in Canberra, Australia.

Versatile in style, Peter designs to fulfil the unique demands of each story - be it filmic or comic, literary or journalistic. He has some 25 books to his name and has been drawing professionally since 1982, most notably for the oldest children’s literary magazine in the world – The School Magazine. Some of the films Peter has storyboarded include The Drover's Wife, Breath, Buoyancy, The Sapphires, Beneath Hill 60 and The Hunter. Some of the animations he has helped design include, Berry Bees, Lexie and Lottie, F is for Family and Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs. He was accredited as a designer by the Australian Production Design Guild in 2017.

Peter has been awarded a CBCA Honour Book prize, an APDG Award for Drawing, a Stanley Award for Best General Illustrator, 3 FACTS Awards, 2 Art Directors and Writers Awards and has been nominated twice for a Walkley Award. His artwork is held in the collections of The Australian National War Memorial, the State Library of NSW and the Australian National Maritime Museum.

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Fast and well versed in cinematography, drama, lighting and effects, Peter storyboards feature films, animations, commercials, interactivity and live performance. He is a problem solver who is equally at home working one-on-one with a director, working in creative teams or working remotely via shared screen technology.


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Versatile in style, Peter illustrates for children's literature, advertising campaigns, editorials and community service projects. He has been contributing to The School Magazine, the oldest children’s literary magazine in the world, since 1982.


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Adept in both 2D and 3D character and location design, Peter creates concepts and finished art for animated dramas, advertising campaigns, live action dramas and any kind of interactive project.


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Often accompanied by drawings, Peter writes graphic novels, community service projects, gags, animations, plays and articles.