Faculty of Design

Illustration

In the Illustration program, students learn how to produce images that complement the written word or stand on their own. Students are encouraged to express their individual artistic voice, while examining the world we live in.
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Brian Jiang
Brian Jiang

Illustration

Brian Jiang

““CU IRL” imagines how niche online interest groups would navigate social dynamics if they inhabited speculative worlds of their own, safe from the public scrutiny of real life. The series depicts how the internet is reshaping notions of what... More

Guillaume Goder
Guillaume Goder

Illustration

Guillaume Goder

“Using VR to replicate lucid dream worlds, “La Bête Noir/ Fais de mauvais rêves” proposes a method of exposure therapy to treat phobias. By directly confronting one’s irrational fears in a controlled environment, a person can better face their fears... More

Dwight Zhang
Dwight Zhang

Illustration

Dwight Zhang

“I like painting but I need to get better at it. ”

Elain Zhao
Elain Zhao

Illustration

Elain Zhao

“I draw. ”

Cailin Doherty
Cailin Doherty

Illustration

Cailin Doherty

“Cailin's work features the theme of connection and explores relationships and moments shared between people and sometimes anthropomorphic characters. ”

Nicole Iu
Nicole Iu

Illustration

Nicole Iu

“"The Preserved" is a series of editorial illustrations that imagines emotions pervaded objects to imply human desire on preserving intangible feelings in tangible things. ”

Vivian Liang
Vivian Liang

Illustration

Vivian Liang

““The More You Know” will explore how some of the most well-known Japanese prefectures are ridden with problems that are affecting itself and in turn, Japan as a whole. ”

Stefan Culum
Stefan Culum

Illustration

Stefan Culum

“I’m a Canadian illustrator based in Toronto and studied Illustration at OCAD University. My work delivers a strong appreciation for the editorial side of business with a bold, serious tone. Technically savvy and digitally based, my illustrations... More

Dina Baxevanakis
Dina Baxevanakis

Illustration

Dina Baxevanakis

“Dina's unique perspective of the world, along with her love for colour and all things quirky and cute, create a playful body of work that transports you to your childhood. ”

Nicole Zaridze
Nicole Zaridze

Illustration

Nicole Zaridze

“"In 10 Easy Steps" illustrates the misuses of self-care practices to critique that self-care culture has become counterproductive and is a gateway to self-sabotaging behavior. ”

Ashlyn Mundy
Ashlyn Mundy

Illustration

Ashlyn Mundy

“My illustration thesis titled "Accidents Waiting to be Discovered" depicts the historical events of inventions that were discovered by mistake, and how they differed from the intended product. Through this body of work I explored how something... More

Helen He
Helen He

Illustration

Helen He

“By imagining the future, the commodification of human life leads to the erosion of humanity and moral values, and desensitize people’s feeling. “Neo-humanism” examines what it means to be human, through depictions of an imagined dystopian... More

Asa Jin
Asa Jin

Illustration

Asa Jin aka. AsaJ / 景明

“This illustration project is for remembering the witnessing of my family going through cancer treatment. ”

Katherine Yao
Katherine Yao

Illustration

Katherine Yao

“All dreams come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney ”

Hope Chan
Hope Chan

Illustration

Hope Chan

“[ex·trem·o·phile] a living thing that can thrive in an extreme environment. In "Extremophile", the humans who live in extreme environments are replaced by living organisms who thrive in those conditions. This is to remind us of the fragility of... More

Timothy Horizon
Timothy Horizon

Illustration

Timothy Horizon

“Space Case: Humanity expands throughout the solar system creating industries on the planets, influenced by the Roman gods they were named after. ”

Brayden Pawlik
Brayden Pawlik

Illustration

Brayden Pawlik

“Brayden’s series "Mind-Sets" focuses on the ways in which the mind has the ability to alter our perceptions of reality. By examining outliers and showing the ways in which these people have navigated and overcome mental barriers, we can see how the... More

Xinyun  Zhao
Xinyun Zhao

Illustration

Xinyun Zhao aka. Cindy

““Indispensable things” illuminates the human being’s intense demand for technologies and commodities by using visual metaphors to express the dark side of our dependencies. This is a series of illustrations that reflects the morbid contemporary... More

Cassandra Lui
Cassandra Lui

Illustration

Cassandra Lui aka. cass lui

“"Bored for Good" is a collection of illustrations circling around the concept of the positivity of boredom. By reimagining boring scenarios that many have experienced in everyday life, the illustrations reveal the positive outcomes of the negative... More

Linda Chen
Linda Chen

Illustration

Linda Chen

“Find my Portfolio at lindachen.me or on Instagram @linda.chenz ”

Nancy Zhang
Nancy Zhang

Illustration

Nancy Zhang

“´Auditory Remedies´ is a series of community health pieces advertising music therapy as a tested option for treating individual’s physical and psychological symptoms. ”

Dominique Lin
Dominique Lin

Illustration

Dominique Lin

“My OCADu thesis titled “The Language of Flowers” challenges the societal perceptions and the romantic, delicate, feminine impressions associated to flowers. By communicating hidden codes of Floriography, this series will demonstrate how flowers can... More

Julianne Aguilar
Julianne Aguilar

Illustration

Julianne Aguilar

“I am most interested in creating work that promotes inclusivity, change, diversity, and education. Get updated with new work on my website and social media platforms! ”

Tammy Chan
Tammy Chan

Illustration

Tammy Chan

“Sports competitions bring together athletes who undergo rigorous training to ensure a perfect game and win, but unforeseen external factors can interfere with plans. "New Sports" takes bizarre moments from sports history and turns brief mishaps... More

Christopher Rimmi
Christopher Rimmi

Illustration

Christopher Rimmi

“Digital artist and illustrator living in Canada, the land of the polar bears. ”

Varvara Nedilska
Varvara Nedilska

Illustration

Varvara Nedilska

“My 2020 OCADU illustration thesis is titled "Cyberfolk". It explores a fictionalized futuristic environment oversaturated with technology and the ways that its inhabitants cope with their surroundings, reflecting their desire for a return to an... More

Natasha Gibski
Natasha Gibski

Illustration

Natasha Gibski

“Hello, I’m Natasha – it's very nice to meet you! ”

Deloris Chen
Deloris Chen

Illustration

Deloris Chen

““Historia” puts different events that happened in the same year together, in order to showcase the surprising gap and irony between the history of the world and the history of man. ”

Vanessa Bianchi
Vanessa Bianchi

Illustration

Vanessa Bianchi aka. ness

“she/her | wood elf cleric | cartoons ”

Katerina Tzingounakis
Katerina Tzingounakis

Illustration

Katerina Tzingounakis aka. Katerinadraws

“I am an illustrator and explorer of how interacts with and changes the world. I make pictures as witness to and part of the magnificent boredom, the confusing contentment. I use vibrant memorable colour, movement of line and shape to evoke humour,... More

Lily Huang
Lily Huang

Illustration

Lily Huang aka. hualilee

“Illustration and design, based in Toronto ”

Chloe Hu
Chloe Hu

Illustration

Chloe Hu aka. Torance808 / 虎野

“'All those moments will be lost in time, like… tears in rain.' - Roy Batty ”

Patrick Michailidis
Patrick Michailidis

Illustration

Patrick Michailidis

Lilian Sim
Lilian Sim

Illustration

Lilian Sim

Hana Kim
Hana Kim

Illustration

Hana Kim

Nabila Roshd
Nabila Roshd

Illustration

Nabila Roshd

“Calamity’s Aftermath depicts the rebellious nature of the Bengali spirit, war stories, poems, and literature during the Liberation Period through the use of traditional Indian art-making, political art, and the exhilarating imagery of Heavy Metal. ”

Nicolas Capretta
Nicolas Capretta

Illustration

Nicolas Capretta

Mai Trang Dang
Mai Trang Dang

Illustration

Mai Trang Dang aka. Mia Dang

“2020 has not been great? At least my works are. ”

Sophie Gao
Sophie Gao

Illustration

Sophie Gao

“My thesis project “Generational Pull” focuses on the challenges being faced by Generation Z and their relationship with various societal institutions, the series of illustration aim to create understanding by sharing collective experience. ”

Ene Agi
Ene Agi

Illustration

Ene Agi

Vivian Chen
Vivian Chen

Illustration

Vivian Chen

Alexandria Solorzano- Caruso
Alexandria Solorzano- Caruso
Kirollos Kilada
Kirollos Kilada
Michelle Kosak
Michelle Kosak

Illustration

Michelle Kosak

Shiyu Chen
Shiyu Chen

Illustration

Shiyu Chen

Melissa Willcott
Melissa Willcott

Illustration

Melissa Willcott aka. SommeNights

“A collection of my most recent works, which reflect my time at OCADu. ”

Krista Lowe
Krista Lowe

Illustration

Krista Lowe

Julia Mathew
Julia Mathew

Illustration

Julia Mathew

““Imposter Syndrome” explores the complexities of second generation immigrant identities through the duality of simultaneously being a citizen in one land and having roots elsewhere. ”

Zuna Amir
Zuna Amir

Illustration

Zuna Amir

Elijah White
Elijah White

Illustration

Elijah White

Harlie Reiss
Harlie Reiss

Illustration

Harlie Reiss

Hanna Chen
Hanna Chen

Illustration

Hanna Chen

Rita Lo
Rita Lo

Illustration

Rita Lo

Helen Wang
Helen Wang

Illustration

Helen Wang

Qiao Wang
Qiao Wang

Illustration

Qiao Wang

Anna Sokyrka
Anna Sokyrka

Illustration

Anna Sokyrka

Sarah Sinclair
Sarah Sinclair

Illustration

Sarah Sinclair

Erin Callegari
Erin Callegari

Illustration

Erin Callegari

Kevin Li
Kevin Li

Illustration

Kevin Li

Chengzi Yan
Chengzi Yan

Illustration

Chengzi Yan

Anastasia Tarkhanova
Anastasia Tarkhanova

Illustration

Anastasia Tarkhanova