About Me:

I'm Rew - the illustrator & designer behind Byte Size Treasure.
I have a love for all animals on this planet, but I will forever be entranced by the vast, mysterious world that lies beneath the surface of our oceans.

I aim to highlight the diversity and importance of sharks, a keystone species in our planet's ecosystems, while also raising awareness about the threats they face.

I am fascinated by the intricate details and unique characteristics of all aquatic species, not just sharks, and I strive to convey these qualities through my illustrations in a fun and colorful way.

Ultimately, my goal is to use my art to advocate for the protection of all ocean animals and their habitats. I hope to inspire a greater appreciation for the wonders of the ocean and to encourage people to take action to preserve it for future generations.

Why sharks?

Sharks are an ancient family of fish and are a vital part of our global ecosystem. As a keystone species, they maintain the delicate balance of the food chain. If sharks disappear, the entire system is pushed into turmoil and our world-wide ecosystems will crumble.

Despite their importance, shark populations are decimated globally due to humans - nearly 100 million sharks are killed every year due to commercial and recreational fishing. This, paired with the "man-eating monster" stereotype sharks have gotten over the years, has left sharks fighting for their survival. 

What Would Happen if Sharks Disappeared?

The mission

As a conscious decision, I decided that I wanted to tackle showing sharks in a more positive light. Though my characters are mostly happy, cute, and colorful - they are based on real life sharks and I use them to educate and inspire.

But it's not just sharks. Even to this day, 80% of our oceans are unmapped and unexplored.
Think of all the unique life we have yet to discover! 

Taking inspiration from the world around me, I vow to use my art to educate, foster love & appreciation, and emphasize the importance of animals & ocean conservation.

Learn more about the conservation efforts I support!