Photo of Paul Dallas 2020
pdallas@faculty.ocadu.ca
Photo of Paul Dallas 2020
Paul Dallas
Professor
Faculty of Design
416-977-6000
pdallas@faculty.ocadu.ca

Area(s) of Expertise

visual arts, Illustration

Overview

Paul Dallas is a visual artist, educated at the Royal College of Art in London, England, and Ontario College of Art (now OCAD University) in Toronto, Canada.

His clients include the New York Times, Time, BusinessWeek, Spin magazine, Vibe magazine, Polygram Records, Stroh Brewery International, MTV and Canada Post Corporation, among others. Dallas has won over 150 international awards from American Illustration, Communication Arts Illustration Annual, Communication Arts Design Annual, the New York Society of Illustrators, the New York Art Directors Club, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, the U.K. Design & Art Directors Club (D&AD), Print Regional Design Annual, Print A-Z, Graphis, the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the American Advertising Federation’s ADDY awards, The National Magazine Awards, Black Book AR100, Visual Impact, Studio, Coupe International Design & Image Competition, Applied Arts Awards Annual, Applied Arts Illustration Contest and the Advertising & Design Club of Canada (A&DCC), including Gold and Silver medals for several illustrations housed in the permanent collection of the Royal Ontario Museum. Dallas' work has also been featured on the cover of Adweek magazine and has been animated for American network television commercials. He has exhibited in New York, London, Paris and Toronto.

Dallas has served as a juror for the National Magazine Awards, 3x3 Annual Illustration Awards, the Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Annual, the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC) “Unleashed” contest, Instagram Election Sticker Competition and the Juno Music Awards. He was appointed Chair of the Illustration program at the Ontario College of Art & Design in 2004 and served in this position for an unprecedented 15 years during its transition to OCAD University, transforming the program from one of the institution's smallest to its largest. Dallas also served as Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Design while maintaining his position as Program Chair of the Illustration Program in 2005/2006.

In 2012, Paul Dallas was named “Artist / Educator of the Year” by New York’s 3x3 Magazine, selected from candidates representing 17 countries for his contribution to the Illustration community and development of OCAD University’s Illustration Program, reviewed externally as "among the best ideas in illustration education," resulting in "the top tier of undergraduate illustration programs in North America."

In 2016, OCAD University awarded Dallas with the "Alumni of Influence Distinguished Educator Award," OCAD U’s highest non-academic honors for alumni achievement.

And in 2019, marking his 25th year teaching, Dallas was prematurely eulogized as “venerable and inspiring” by a Pulitzer Prize winner. 

Paul Dallas maintains a position as Professor with an active practice.

 

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Education

1982–83 Royal College of Art; Illustration Department; London, England 1978–82 Ontario College of Art (AOCA Honours); C&D Department; Toronto, Canada 1976–78 Art Gallery of Ontario Scholarship School; Toronto, Canada

Professional Experience

See "Selected Commissions".

Selected Exhibitions

2016 American Illustration 35; Angel Orensanz Foundation. New York City, USA 2011 American Illustration 30; Angel Orensanz Foundation. New York City, USA 2010 American Illustration 29; Angel Orensanz Foundation. New York City, USA 2009 American Illustration 28; Angel Orensanz Foundation. New York City, USA 2007 American Illustration 26; Angel Orensanz Foundation. New York City, USA 2007 Applied Arts Illustration Awards Exhibition. Studio 1, Toronto. 2007 Illustrators 49; Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration; New York City, USA 2006 American Illustration 25; Angel Orensanz Foundation New York City, USA 2006 Directions –06; Royal Ontario Museum; Toronto, Canada 2005 American Illustration 24; Angel Orensanz Foundation. New York City, USA 2004 Femmes des Siecle; Group Show; Spin Gallery; Toronto, Canada 2004 D&AD 2004; Billingsgate Gallery; London, England 2004 Directions –04; York Event Theatre; Toronto, Canada 2004 American Illustration 23; Angel Orensanz Foundation. New York City, USA 2003 Illustrators 44; Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration; New York City, USA 2003 D&AD 2003; Billingsgate Gallery; London, England 2003 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles; Los Angeles, USA 2003 Working Drawings; Sheridan College ITAL; Toronto, Canada 2003 American Illustration 22. New York City, USA 2002 Directions –02; York Event Theatre; Toronto, Canada 2002 Second Look: Art with a Purpose; Sheridan College ITAL; Toronto, Canada 2002 American Illustration 21. New York City, USA 2001 Computer Animation Festival; New York City, USA 2001 Illustrators 41; Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration; New York City, USA 2001 Imagine; Art Directors Club; New York City, USA 2001 Faculty Show; Sheridan College; Oakville, Canada 2001 American Illustration 20. New York City, USA 2000 Directions –00; The Design Exchange; Toronto, Canada 1999 Directions –99; The Design Exchange; Toronto, Canada 1999 Faculty Show; Sheridan College; Oakville, Canada 1998 Directions –98; The Design Exchange; Toronto, Canada 1996 Faculty Show; Sheridan College; Oakville, Canada 1995 From Toronto; Design la Maison du livre, de l?image et du son; Villeurbanne, France 1995 Faculty Show; Sheridan College; Oakville, Canada 1994 Studio Awards; Art Gallery of Ontario; Toronto, Canada 1993 Solo Show; Swipe; Toronto, Canada 1990 Saturday Night; Canadian Magazine Publishers Association; Toronto, Canada 1983 Editorial Illustrators; City of Toronto Archives; Toronto, Canada 1982 Pictures and Print; University of Sussex Gallery; Brighton, England 1977 Ontario Students"Art Exhibition; Queen's Park; Toronto, Canada

Awards \ Grants

2016 American Illustration 35 (series of 5) 2016 OCADU Alumni of Influence Award for Distinguished Educator 2012 Artist | Educator of the Year. 3x3 Annual. New York. 2011 American Illustration 30 (2 awards) 2010 American Illustration 29 2010 ILLO 10 Directory 2009 American Illustration 28 2009 3x3 Magazine Awards (2 images) 2009 ILLO 09 Directory (2 images) 2009 How Magazine –Top Ten Websites for Designers– 2008 3x3 Magazine Awards 2008 Communication Arts –Webpick of the Week– 2008 ILLO 08 Directory (2 images) 2007 American Illustration 26 2007 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards Annual (3 awards) 2006 The New York Society of Illustrators 49th Annual of American Illustration (2 awards) 2006 American Illustration 25 (2 awards) 2006 The Advertising & Design Club of Canada (2 awards) 2005 American Illustration 24 2005 Coupe International Design & Image Competition 2005 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards Annual (4 awards) 2004 American Illustration 23 2004 Silver: The Advertising & Design Club of Canada 2004 Merit: The Advertising & Design Club of Canada 2004 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards Annual (5 awards) 2003 American Illustration 22 (2 awards) 2003 Award of Excellence; Communication Arts Illustration Annual 44 2003 Award (Typography); D & AD Awards 2003 National Magazine Awards 2003 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards Annual (2 awards) 2002 American Illustration 21 (4 awards) 2002 Award of Excellence; Communication Arts Illustration Annual 43 2002 Silver (Animation); D & AD Awards 2002 Silver (Animation); ADDY, American Advertising Federation 2002 The Society of Illustrators 44th Annual of American Illustration 2002 Silver; The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles 2002 Merit; The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles 2002 Silver; The Advertising & Design Club of Canada (3 awards) 2002 Silver (Animation); The Advertising & Design Club of Canada 2002 Merit; The Advertising & Design Club of Canada 2002 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards Annual (6 awards) 2002 Coupe International Design & Image Competition (2 awards) 2001 American Illustration 20 (2 awards) 2001 Print Regional Design Annual 2001 Print A "Z 2001 Merit; New York Art Directors Club Annual Awards 2001 Award of Excellence; Communication Arts Illustration Annual 42 2001 Gold; TV ADDY, American Advertising Federation 2001 Gold; TV ADDY, American Advertising Federation 200 Silver; Print ADDY, American Advertising Federation 2001 Silver; Print ADDY, American Advertising Federation 2001 Applied Arts Awards Annual (5 awards) 2000 American Illustration 19 2000 Award of Excellence; Communication Arts Illustration Annual 41 2000 Applied Arts Awards Annual (3 awards) 2000 Merit; The Advertising & Design Club of Canada 1999 The Society of Illustrators 41st Annual of American Illustration 1999 Silver; The Advertising & Design Club of Canada 1999 Applied Arts Awards Annual (2 awards) 1999 Applied Arts Illustration Contest (2 awards) 1998 American Illustration 17 1998 Gold; The Advertising & Design Club of Canada 1998 Silver; The Advertising & Design Club of Canada 1998 Visual Impact: Communicating Through Graphic Design 1997 Applied Arts Awards Annual (2 awards) 1996 Award of Excellence; Communication Arts Design Annual 37 1996 Top Ten Illustration Award; Black Book ar100 1996 AIGA Graphic Design USA: 17 1996 Print Annual 5 1996 Silver; Studio Magazine Awards Annual 1996 Merit; Studio Magazine Awards Annual (2 awards) 1996 Merit; The Advertising & Design Club of Canada 1994 Award of Excellence; Communication Arts Design Annual 35 1994 Silver; Studio Magazine Awards Annual 1994 Silver; The Advertising & Design Club of Canada 1983 Merit; Toronto Art Directors Club 1983 Graphis Annual 1982 Merit; Toronto Art Directors Club

Commissions

The New York Times, MTV, Polygram Records, Psyop, Spotco Inc, Starz Animation, Bloomberg Magazine, Boston Magazine, BusinessWeek, The Progressive Magazine, Spin Magazine, Vibe Magazine, Canadian Business Magazine, Canadian Living Magazine, En Route Magazine, Financial Post Magazine, Financial Times Magazine, Flare Magazine, The Globe and Mail Newspaper, Guilt & Pleasure, Harcourt Brace & Company, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Health Watch Magazine, Hotelier Magazine, Holt Rinehart & Winston Publishing, The National Post Business Magazine, Report on Business Magazine, Toronto Life Magazine, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network,, Pen Canada, YMCA, Guardian Capital Group, Esso Imperial Oil, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Gulf Oil Annual, Northern Telecom, Big Hole Brewing Company, Canada Post Corporation, Conqueror Paper, Fox River Paper Company, Guardian Global Bank Corporation, Kodak Eastman, The National Theatre UK, Ontario College of Art & Design, Ontario Science Centre, Partnership for A Drug-Free America, St. Lawrence Centre, Stroh Brewery International, Sunnybrook Foundation.

Selected Publications

2015 Ignite Imagination. Sketch magazine. OCAD University. Toronto. 2012 Paul Dallas, Artist | Educator of the Year. 3x3 Annual. New York. 2008 How to Grow as an Illustrator. Allworth Press, New York 2007 Introduction; Fancy Action Now. Magic Pony Gallery, Toronto, 2007. ISBN 978-0-9783568- 2006 Artvertising: Ads Nouveaux. Strategy Magazine. 2001 Heads Up, Adweek; July 23, 2001 2001 SRC Doesn–t Sugarcoat Kids Don–t Inhale PSA, Adweek; July 23, 2001 2001 Intoxicating Anti-Drug PSA's, Design in Motion; July 26, 2001 2001 Mind Blowing, Soft Image Magazine; July, 2001 2001 Creative Briefs, Adweek; August 13, 2001 2001 A Gallery of Short-Form Effects, Special Effects & Computer Graphics; October 18, 2001 2001 AWN Headline News, August 7, 2001 1998 Toronto Star; March 17, 1998 1998 Burlington News; March 21, 1998 1995 Paul Dallas: Looking for a Higher Concept, Applied Arts Magazine; April 1995

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

2006-2016 Member; Advisory Board, Creative Quarterly Magazine; NYC 2015-2016 Member; CAPIC; Toronto, Canada 2007, 2010, 2012-2015 Juror; The National Magazine Awards; Toronto, Canada 2002-2007 Member; Advertising & Design Club of Canada; Toronto 2006 Juror; 3x3 Magazine International Illustration Competition; NYC 2002 Juror; Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Annual; Toronto 1998-2000 Juror; Juno Music Awards; Best Album Design Screening Committee; Toronto