Photo of Louis Fishauf
Photo of Louis Fishauf
Louis Fishauf
Faculty of Design

Area(s) of Expertise

design, Art Direction, Illustration


Louis Fishauf studied Communication Design at the Ontario College of Art, graduating in 1972. After an 8-month apprenticeship with Les Usherwood at Typsettra, he spent the next ten years in magazine design, working at Chatelaine, The City, City Woman and Saturday Night. In 1982 Fishauf co-founded Reactor Art & Design, where he was Creative Director for twelve years, working with clients like Roots, Adobe, Bata, Canada Post, and Molson Breweries among many others. For the past twenty-plus years he has freelanced as a graphic designer, art director, illustrator and creative consultant for a diverse group of clients including the Sympatico Internet Service, Canada Post, Adbeast, Alias Systems and Toronto Life magazine. He has been a sessional instructor at OCADU since 2006.


1972: Ontario College of Art

Awards \ Grants

Les Usherwood Award, ADC

Art Directors Club of Toronto - Career total of over 60 Gold & Silver Awards in the Graphic Design, Editorial and Advertising Print Categories

National Magazine Awards - 5 Gold & 2 Silver Awards for Art Direction, Magazine Covers, and Fashion Features


Canada Post - Year of the Monkey - 2004

Canada Post - Year of the Dragon - 2012

Canadian Business Hall of Fame mural - Brookfield Place, Toronto

Selected Publications

Communication Arts, Applied Arts, Print, How, MdN, Canadian Business, Step-by-Step