Silvan Borer is an award winning freelance illustrator based in Zurich, Switzerland. His wide range of international clients includes renowned brands like nick knights showstudio, estée lauder and caran d'ache. He graduated from the University of Arts in Zurich. Silvan works on editorial and advertising illustrations as well as children’s books.

His work is vibrant, whimsical and dreamy – he tries to express the elusive magic and profound beauty surrounding us.
The work of Silvan was used by different brands such as yohji yamamoto, walter van beirendonck, love watts, parts of four and ida jostedt for their promotional usage. 

Silvan is available for all kind of illustration projects. 


silvan@silvanborer.com / +41 79 284 49 70

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Silvan is represented by VISUALEYES
welcome@visualeyes-international.com / +41 (0)44 401 54 10

selected clients: aescher, aschmann ruegge architekten, assura, aouzou, blu ecigs, boneshaker press, birdlife schweiz, caran d'ache, clarivate analytics, clinique, coop, curiosity music, david road, estee lauder, eth zürich, fifa football museum, flims laax falera, gemeinde glarus, habitat architektur & entwicklung, helvetiq, kantonsarchäologie zürich, lehrmittelverlag zürich, love watts, mack real estate group, manor, migros, national bank austria, nordsüd verlag, payot, pfefferbeere, post, rewe, showstudio, schweizer familie, schweizer monat, schweiz tourismus, science et cité, springsioux, stämpfli verlag, steiner sarnen, st.gallen symposium, swica, tamedia, transhelvetica, ty nant, universidad casa grande ecuador, universitäts-kinderspital zürich, universitätsspital bern, urban surf, yume twins, zoo zürich
selected agencies: 0grad, 12ender, anton & wolf, atelier chinotto, communicaziun, comix, diluno, fabian leuenberger, farner, ginetta, haderer grafikdesign, hemingway design, kleiner ag, l'équipe visuelle, little league agency, lukas wanner, metzger rottman bürge, passaport, quadroyale, schwarzkupfer, sergeant, serviceplan, soeda design studio, standing ovation, vmo, wirz, quadroyale, yjoo

exhibitions: 08/2017 Kulturnacht Solothurn
09/2017 Schaustelle Zürich 
10/2017 Grafik17 Zürich 
07/2018 Zigarre Heilbronn 
09/2018 Galerie Forum K Plauen 
09/2018 Galerie Malzhaus Plauen
awards: 04/2017 Kulturförderpreis Kanton Solothurn
09/2018 e. o. Plauen Nachwuchspreis