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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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Huiwen Xue
Huiwen Xue

Illustration

Huiwen Xue

“'2021 Survival Guide' is a sarcastic step-by-step instructional manual demonstrating a guideline to instruct people on how to barely survive during an epidemic and reveals to the public that there is no right way to survive during this particular... More

Linnea Davis
Linnea Davis

Illustration

Linnea Davis

“"Forging History" is a collection of works that aim to bring life back into historical swords by illustrating their origins according to both legends and historical accounts about them. ”

Emma Lazor
Emma Lazor

Illustration

Emma Lazor aka. Lunei

“Amouren depicts various ways that love is expressed and experienced to show that love is universal and is a fundamental part of being. ”

Janet Li
Janet Li

Illustration

Janet Li

“Soul Healing is a short series based on the idea of self-care synthesized with traditional and spiritual techniques. They illustrate the beneficial factors of some of these commonly used practices and how simple things can positively impact our... More

Cameron McIntosh
Cameron McIntosh

Illustration

Cameron McIntosh aka. Kanekiel

“KRELLO is an original graphic novel about an alien that crash-lands on earth and misinterprets the Miss Universe pageant as a competition to rule the universe. Exploring the concepts of self-expression, identity, belonging, and purpose, ‘Krello’... More

Tina Giang
Tina Giang

Illustration

Tina Giang

“Hello! I’m a multidisciplinary artist with a passion for community building. I enjoy viewing the world through a curious and playful lense. Let’s connect! ”

Alyssa Lopes
Alyssa Lopes

Illustration

Alyssa Lopes

“Came to Play, Came to Conquer is a poster and portrait series that depicts real world athletes of unconventional body types excelling in sports activities to challenge societal discrimination and prejudices about what an athletic body looks like. ”

Catherine Chan
Catherine Chan

Illustration

Catherine Chan

“Radical Learning depicts new ideas in the education system with familiar school imagery to promote innovation for our future generations. ”

Jonathan Parra
Jonathan Parra

Illustration

Jonathan Parra aka. Jona Parra

“No words, only images. ”

Michael Zhang
Michael Zhang

Illustration

Michael Zhang aka. mzc

“"High School Self Defense” is a series of illustrations depicting various ways students get through high school using similar strategies as animal self-defense mechanisms. ”

Jasmine Park
Jasmine Park

Illustration

Jasmine Park aka. mamaduck

“‘Story within us’ tells Korean folktales and mythologies, that are being forgotten, once again through depicting beings and methods of the past stories into our everyday actions in order to preserve the told cultures, in hopes of familiarizing the... More

Michael Regan
Michael Regan

Illustration

Michael Regan aka. Cool alias in progress...

“"Expiry Diary" tries to find the humour in an otherwise tragic set of circumstances surrounding those who have perished due to a bizarre set of events. ”

Pauline Shin
Pauline Shin

Illustration

Pauline Shin

““Timeless Connection” is a cultural project which consists of a series of illustrations that depict the fading South Korean National Intangible Cultural Heritage reinterpreted in our technology-dependent daily life. ”

Rooha Ahmed
Rooha Ahmed

Illustration

Rooha Ahmed

“"Home Remedies" explores the roots of herbal treatments throughout South Asia. Often seen as just fads, ancient treatments have stood the test of time through storytelling and communal practices for physical and spiritual balance. ”

Phoebe Xiao
Phoebe Xiao

Illustration

Phoebe Xiao

““Times Lost” examines childhood amnesia, and interprets the lost memories through a mix of science and superstitions. Explores the possibilities and causes of lost memories and early childhood. Implies the uniqueness of the mind and to treasure... More

Kylie Robson
Kylie Robson

Illustration

Kylie Robson

“Set in the near future, “Dead Men Tell No Tales” follows the story of three survivors who, while awaiting rescue, discover that they are not human, but are instead androids whose lives and experiences have been entirely manufactured for the purpose... More

Katelyn Truong
Katelyn Truong

Illustration

Katelyn Truong

“Living a Feminist Life, is based on the lived-experiences of women, and inspired by Sara Ahmed’s book. Through practices of re-inhabiting the body, by means of; rejecting gender binaries, taking up more space, and being vocal against gender... More

Mingde Shao
Mingde Shao

Illustration

Mingde Shao

“Hello! More

Meaghan Tarasick
Meaghan Tarasick

Illustration

Meaghan Tarasick aka. Nymika

“We are shaped by the stories we tell, and the memories that we leave behind. ”

Sofia Reyes
Sofia Reyes

Illustration

Sofia Reyes aka. soulefix

“"OMNES, BRUJX!' (Call All Witches!) depicts the ways in which brujería practices can help LGBTQ+ members find themselves through chosen family and community. More

Xin C
Xin C

Illustration

Xin C

“Unfulfillment, situates the purposes of different Jungian Archetypes within the circumstances of modern-day humanity in an attempt to reveal the incompatibility of individuals striving to fulfill their purpose within the external world. More

Ruohan Wang
Ruohan Wang

Illustration

Ruohan Wang

“"Body Whisperer" shows how scientific facts about sexuality can tributes to feelings of love. ”

Nadine Clarke
Nadine Clarke

Illustration

Nadine Clarke

“Movement. Whether movement is still or in motion it is in movement. I have created these pieces through various mediums, but all have a common thread which is the way our eyes depict the type of movement that the illustrations are depicting. ”

Madeleine LeBrun
Madeleine LeBrun

Illustration

Madeleine LeBrun

“"Automatic Ancestors" depicts historical automata (lifelike machines) juxtaposed with elements of the modern technologies they anticipate. In this way, various aspects of “modern” technology are revealed to be much older than commonly thought. ”

Veri Lee
Veri Lee

Illustration

Veri Lee

“"Choson Punk" is a concept art series set in a fictional world created by reinterpreting More

Sharlene Jane Santos
Sharlene Jane Santos

Illustration

Sharlene Jane Santos

““I cut a mango for you” celebrates nostalgic acts of love within Asian immigrant households, where love wasn’t spoken for, rather shown through acts of service. It is a celebration of Asian immigrant love and how immigrant elders express and share... More

Ania Mru
Ania Mru

Illustration

Ania Mru aka. double0doodles

“"Too Old for Magic" is a picture book about chasing magic and wonder in adult life, told using imagery from Slavic mythology. Contrary to the title, know that you are never ever too old for magic. ”

David Trebenski
David Trebenski

Illustration

David Trebenski

“"Lingual lore" is a poster merchandise series that explores the concept of the evolution of language by visually representing the past definitions, translations, or folk etymologies of ten common words in the English language. ”

Tiffany Chin
Tiffany Chin

Illustration

Tiffany Chin aka. twkchin

““More Than Taste” depicts food experiences through lowbrow imagery to reveal that eating extends beyond flavour, and is actually a multi-sensory and psychological experience. ”

Kristina Pavao
Kristina Pavao

Illustration

Kristina Pavao

“Wavelength is a series of conceptual illustrations, which explore the influence of music and sounds on the human psyche and our behaviour. More

Crystal Chiu
Crystal Chiu

Illustration

Crystal Chiu

“Invasive Us compares human environmental issues to invasive species to show how we’ve villainized these animals even though we've ultimately caused the same problems. ”

Simran Singh
Simran Singh

Illustration

Simran Singh

“"Two Sides of the Same Sikh" is a body of work that uses Sikhism as its framework to view religion from multiple perspectives and prove that religion is not a rigid structure but rather one that adapts to its followers’ need, looking different in... More

Nowshin Adel
Nowshin Adel

Illustration

Nowshin Adel aka. NIA

“Here is my collection of work done throughout the year, ranging from concept art, printmaking, and bookbinding which has the general topics of character design, world-building, and storytelling. ”

Amy Qi
Amy Qi

Illustration

Amy Qi

“'Best of Both Worlds' is a series of illustrations that tell the story of Anna and her animal companions, Bei and Bea, as they navigate through the experience of growing up as a Chinese Canadian, highlighting the importance of finding and embracing... More

Peter Lee
Peter Lee

Illustration

Peter Lee aka. Full Mecha Jacket

““1nfern0” (inferno) is a series of illustrations that explores the automation of war and its consequences on humanity. ”

Kendra Danforth
Kendra Danforth

Illustration

Kendra Danforth

“The series “Near Dystopia” depicts an alternate reality, or real future, where the majority of species have become extinct. Each piece examines a specific aspect of human-caused biodiversity loss and together form a collection of predictions,... More

James Brough
James Brough

Illustration

James Brough

“"Impending" features natural phenomena reimagined as hazardous forces, highlighting the risk of increased extreme weather associated with climate change. ”

Songshan Guo
Songshan Guo

Illustration

Songshan Guo

“"Family Portrait" is a illustration from the serie of work "The Residents in No.260". This serie is about the a couple in the house which is No.260 and their mystical pets. This is a story about family, love and respect. ”

Yeonji Lee
Yeonji Lee

Illustration

Yeonji Lee

“Basket of Emotions is a gift that packs our precious emotions. We feel a lot of emotions in our lives and experience emotions that have not yet been defined. These various emotions are greatly affected by one's special situation or environment.... More

Zhenhao Liu
Zhenhao Liu

Illustration

Zhenhao Liu

““The Sublime” is a series of illustrations on nature overpowering human. Created with the hope to promote respect for the nature and responsibility for our actions. ”

Nicki Startek
Nicki Startek

Illustration

Nicki Startek

Shu Ying Ye
Shu Ying Ye

Illustration

Shu Ying Ye aka. Elnstar

“'A Thousand Thoughts About Moon' mainly describes a close relationship between the Moon, the lunar cycle, and females; each image would become narration based on mythology, literature, and medication knowledge. ”

Eva Lei
Eva Lei

Illustration

Eva Lei aka. Xinyu Lei

““Comfort addiction” implies how emerging technology impacts human experience by exploring the unique comfort zones that emerged under social and cultural development. ”

Yúnoo Jung
Yúnoo Jung

Illustration

Yúnoo Jung

““Apart From the Lowest” is about the dreams of children who have been hurt by parents and adults. The wounds inflicted on children during their waking hours are processed and reflected in their dreams. What are these things children dream of? ”

Toko Hosoya
Toko Hosoya

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Illustration

Toko Hosoya

Jura Choi
Jura Choi

Illustration

Jura Choi aka. Jura

“Being fascinated by the mysterious, unexplainable concept of life, death and the afterlife, it provokes daydreaming and imagining an answer to how it could be seen. More

Qinyuan Li
Qinyuan Li

Illustration

Qinyuan Li

“Migration depicts natural migration in an unnatural way caused by artificial effects on the environment, which would show an ironic appreciation of natural systems by people. ”

Jasmine Sung
Jasmine Sung

Illustration

Jasmine Sung

““Detachment” is a series of illustrations that reflects the problem of isolation faced by youth in modern society, using the metaphor of monsters. ”

Lee Li
Lee Li

Illustration

Lee Li aka. ShizhengLi

“Nostalgia Psychology: it depicts the motivations, purposes, and effects of nostalgic behaviour by visualizing the feeling of nostalgia based on the research of nostalgia psychology. ”

Nathan Devlin
Nathan Devlin

Illustration

Nathan Devlin

Anisa Molla
Anisa Molla
Sierra Narine
Sierra Narine

Illustration

Sierra Narine

Yue Lin
Yue Lin

Illustration

Yue Lin

Hiu Lam
Hiu Lam

Illustration

Hiu Lam

Joan Arellano
Joan Arellano

Illustration

Joan Arellano

Maryam Sadeghpour
Maryam Sadeghpour

Illustration

Maryam Sadeghpour

Ziming Yu
Ziming Yu

Illustration

Ziming Yu

Julian Thom
Julian Thom

Illustration

Julian Thom

Qing Huang
Qing Huang

Illustration

Qing Huang

Yoana Vasileva
Yoana Vasileva

Illustration

Yoana Vasileva

Anita Fowl
Anita Fowl

Illustration

Anita Fowl

Celebrate the work of OCAD U’s class of 2021/2022!