Van Wangye Shiming is a self-taught wildlife illustrator. He graduated from Nanyang Acedemy of Fine Arts, Singapore, where he majored in publishing and illustration. He's been in the creative industry since 2000.
He has illustrated mainly for science, conservation and educational publications, including Sea Shepherd, Ocean Geographic, Asian Geographic, WWF Thailand, Mekong Turtle Conservation Center, and The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES), to name a few. He is also a member of Nature Society Singapore and a commitee member of Wildlife Art Society Singapore.
World Scientific Publishing Company was established in 1981 with only 5 employees in a tiny office. Today, the company employs more than 200 staff at its headquarters in Singapore and 450 globally. It has offices in New Jersey, London, Geneva, Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Chennai. In about 3 decades, it has established itself as one of the leading scientific publishers in the world, and the largest international scientific publisher in the Asia-Pacific region.
World Scientific publishes about 600 new titles a year and 130 journals in various fields. Many of its books are recommended texts adopted by renowned institutions such as Harvard University, California Institute of Technology, Stanford University and Princeton University.