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 and parts of four 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, birdlife schweiz, bitcoin suisse, caran d'ache, clinique, coop, estee lauder, eth zürich, flanelle magazine, fifa football museum, flims laax tourism, galledia, habitat architektur & entwicklung, helvetiq, homburger, jaël, lehrmittelverlag zürich, love watts, lexer music, manor, migros, national bank austria, nordsüd verlag, payot, pfefferbeere, post schweiz, playing arts, rebel magazine, rewe, schaerholzbau, showstudio, schweizer familie, schweizer monat, schweiz tourismus, stämpfli verlag, steiner sarnen, swica, tamedia, transhelvetica, ty nant, universidad casa grande ecuador, universitäts-kinderspital zürich, universitätsspital bern, urban surf, zoo zürich
selected agencies: 0grad, 12ender, anton & wolf, atelier chinotto, communicaziun, comix, diluno, fabian leuenberger, farner, ginetta, haderer grafikdesign, hemingway design, kleiner ag, kreatelier, l'équipe visuelle, little league agency, lukas wanner, metzger rottman bürge, passaport, p'inc, quadroyale, schwarzkupfer, sergeant, serviceplan, soeda design studio, standing ovation, vmo, wirz, 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