Shaw attended the Savannah College of Art and Design from 2010 to 2011, and prior, attended the University of Mexico from 2002 to 2008, earning a Bachelors of Fine Arts. In 2009 he worked as an illustrator for t-shirts designed for the production crew for Terminator Salvation.
In 2011 he designed a Maquette Bust for Todd Dezago, author of The Perhapanauts, and was the illustrator for the fifth issue of Hook published by Zenscope Entertainment. That same year he worked on the ten-page story "Fearless" for a 80-page Batman special issue, and the Colors Magazine shorty story The Secret Millionaire and Her Fish Stall Philanthropy.
In 2013 he worked as an illustrator for the miniseries Buzzkill published by Dark Horse Comics. The following year, 2014, he worked with Legendary Comics again for the Judd Winick-helmed series, A Town Called Dragon.