Photo of Doug Panton
dpanton@ocad.ca
Photo of Doug Panton
Doug Panton
Associate Professor
Faculty of Design
416-977-6000, Ext. 388
dpanton@ocad.ca

Area(s) of Expertise

Illustration, Digital Media, Design illustration

Overview

Faculty Designation: Design

[Illustration & Graphic Design]

2013 - 2014 - Coordinator First Year Faculty of Design Student Success

- Associate Professor - Illustration Program

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2008 - 2013 - Chair First Year Faculty of Design

- Associate Professor Illustration Program

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Doug Panton is a professional illustrator and designer. He has achieved a variety of accolades in both practices and continues to receive assignments that require the design complexity of a multi-faceted project outcome–this has enabled him to experience and expand his competency in a hybrid manner. With his varied industry experience as an advertising art director and as designer/art director in the publishing arena, Doug has applied this methodology to further develop his interdisciplinary nature. Today's age of multidisciplinary education is an time where the design profession is busily redefining it's role into new regions. Being multi-disciplined requires adaptability from students–they are better prepared for solving a variety of communication problems than traditionally trained designers because they know how to deconstruct a client's needs and fit these needs into a defined form. A hybrid designer can think flexibly about form, content and methodology. Flexibility may be the most important skill for a student to have, in today's design marketplace, and beyond it.

Education

Art Centre, Toronto - Honours Graduate

Professional Experience

Daigneault & Panton Inc. Illustration & Design, Toronto 1980 to present

Position: Creative Director/Partner

DPI is an illustration and design firm specializing in design /illustration projects for advertising marketing agencies, publishing, interactive design and direct client corporations Responsibilities include: "Art Direction/Design/Production/Illustration, Photography supervision"Financial operation of the corporation "Creative and marketing proposals for presentations "Extensive knowledge of Macintosh Operating System, Software experience: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Adobe GoLive, Adobe Live Motion, Adobe Premiere, Painter, Quark Express, MicroSoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel, Word.

Client list includes:

Corporate: Kodak, Levis Canada, Christie Brown, Chapters bookstores, Ralston Purina, Ceiba-Geigy, Nutra-Sweet, Budweiser, Molson Brewery, Labatt Brewery, Upper Canada Brewery, Creemore Brewery, Air Canada, Tourism Canada, Honda Canada, Ralston Purina, Amstel Beer, Seagrams, Kimberly Clark, Ontario Milk & Marketing Board, Radio Bureau of Canada, Canada Post Corporation, S C Johnson, Ontario Lottery Corporation, Microsoft, Up Country Canada, The Canadian Schizophrenia Society, The March of Dimes, The Canadian Cancer Society, Bayer Canada, Bell Canada, Alliance-Bell (Atlantic), Bank of Canada, Canada Life Insurance, Toronto Dominion Bank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, The Royal Bank of Canada, Ink Design, Bazooka Design Montreal, Landis, N.Y.

Publishers: Oxford University Press, Thames & Hudson (UK), HarperCollins Publishers, MacMillan's Publishers, McGraw-Hill (New York), McGraw-Hill (Toronto), Kids Kan Press, Scholastic (New York)

Periodicals: 3x3 Magazine, U.S.A.Today, Barron's Weekly, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Magazine, American Lawyer Magazine, Boston Business Journal, McLean's Magazine, Canadian Business Magazine, The Globe & Mail, The Toronto Star, Saturday Night Magazine, Toronto Life Magazine, Outdoors Canada, The Montreal Gazette, Charted Accountant Magazine, The Cleveland Daily News, Walrus Magazine

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Oxford University Press, Toronto (Head office Clarendon Press, London U.K.) 1976 -1980

Position: Art Director/Designer

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. OUP Toronto publishes a broad range of titles for the general reader, including art, literature, history, popular science, music, current affairs, health and philosophy, as well as it's standard reference selections and it's wide range of dictionaries. Responsibilities include: Design production of a variety of trade/educational books and promotional sales kits. Coordinate illustration, photography type, paper, binding and print production. Administer budgets and a staff of 5 full-time employees.

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Peppermint Press Ltd. Toronto 1973 - 1978

Position: Creative Director/Partner

Peppermint Press was a complete hands-on producer of limited edition Canadian poetry and children's books. From creative development, editing manuscripts, through to design and print production including hand setting type and bindery. It's sole purpose as a publisher was to provide a venue for first-time authors and artists producing solely Canadian children's books and poetry.

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Symes Capraru Fagan Ltd. Toronto 1974 - 1976

Position: Designer/Illustrator

Responsibilities included: Layout design, illustration for print advertising, storyboards for television production, package design, retail sales promotion, posters, direct mail advertising.

Client list include: Ford Canada, Richardson's Exterminators, Heinz Cda, J. Walter Thompson, Vickers & Benson

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James Lovick Advertising Toronto (Baker Lovick BBDO) 1970 - 1973 Position: Art Director

Responsibilities included: Developing creative proposals, layout/design and marketing concepts for print and television production. Coordinate illustration/photography, typography, and print production.

Client list include: Toronto Dominion Bank, Consumers Gas, Baton Broadcasting, Gerber Baby Foods, Magna Media

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Selected Exhibitions

ILLUSTRATION:

"2014 Gallery M 'Mass' Group Exhibition

"2014 Project 31, OCAD University Toronto

"2013 Project 31, OCAD University Toronto

"2012 Gallery Nucleus Los Angeles, CA

"2011 Adobe Design Achievement Award

"2011 Gallery Nucleus Los Angeles, CA

"2009 Spectrum Fantasy art annual publication

"2008 Applied Arts Annual Toronto

"2007 3x3 Professional Gallery New York

"2007 Society of Illustrators of New York Annual/Gallery

"2006 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Annual/Gallery

"2006 3x3 Magazine New York Annual/Gallery

"2006 Billy Shire Gallery Society of Illustrators Los Angeles

"2006 CAPIC Double Vision Gallery

"2005 CAPIC Double Vision Gallery.

Awards \ Grants

ILLUSTRATION:

"2015 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (53rd Edition)

"2015 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (53rd Edition)

"2014 Creative Quarterly 38, New York, Category: Fine Art - Runner Up

"2014 Creative Quarterly 37, New York, Category: Fine Art - Winner

"2014 Creative Quarterly 37, New York, Category: Professional Illustration - Runner Up

"2014 Creative Quarterly 36, New York, Category: Professional Illustration - Winner

"2013 Creative Quarterly 33, New York, Category: Professional Illustration - Runner Up

"2013 Creative Quarterly 33, New York, Category: Professional Illustration - Runner Up

"2012 Adobe Design Achievement, Category: Traditional Media in Education - Award - 2 Pieces

"2012 Creative Quarterly 28, New York, Category: Fine Art - Winner

"2012 Creative Quarterly 27, New York, Category: Professional Illustration - Winner

"2012 Applied Arts Illustration Annual Canada, Award - Merit

"2012 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Award - 2 Merits

"2011 Adobe Design Achievement Award (Category-Traditional Media in Education)

"2011 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Award - Merit

"2010 Creative Quarterly 21, New York, Category: Professional Illustration - Merit

"2010 Spectrum Fantasy Publication USA Award - Merit

"2010 Creative Quarterly 18 New York, Illustration Category: Professional Illustration Award - Silver

"2010 Creative Quarterly 18 New York, Category: Fine Art, Award - Merit

"2010 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Award - Merit

"2009 Spectrum Fantasy Publication Award - Merit

"2008 Applied Arts Illustration Annual Canada Award - Merit

"2007 3x3 Professional Gallery New York Award - Merit

"2007 American Illustration 26 Competition New York Award - Merit

"2007 Applied Arts Illustration Annual Canada Award - Merit

"2006 Society of Illustrators of New York Gallery Award - Merit

"2006 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Gallery Award - Merit

"2006 3x3 Magazine, Professional Show New York Gallery Award - Merit

"2006 American Illustration 25 Competition New York Award - Merit

"2006 Applied Arts Illustration Annual Canada Award - Merit

"2006 CAPIC Double Vision Gallery Canada Award - Merit

"2005 Applied Arts Illustration Annual Canada Merit

"2005 CAPIC Double Vision Gallery Competition Award - Silver

"2002 CAPIC Outstanding Contribution Award

"2001 Applied Arts Illustration Annual, Canada Award - 2 Merits

"2000 LuxCanada (Corporate) Award - Grand Prize

"1998 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Stationary) Award - Merit

"1998 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Stationary) Award - Merit

"1997 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Award - 2 Merits

"1994 The Toronto Club of Printing (Stationary) Award - Merit

"1992 Studio Magazine Awards (Stationary)Award - Merit

"1991 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Graphic Design) Award - Merit

"1991 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Package Design) Award - Merit

"1986 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit

"1986 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Outdoor/Transit) Award - Merit

"1986 Marketing Awards (Multi Media Campaign) Award - Gold

"1985 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - 6 Merits

"1985 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit

"1985 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Gold

"1985 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit

"1984 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit

"1984 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Trade) Award - Merit

"1984 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit

"1983 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Promotion) Award - Merit

"1982 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit

"1981 Violin Makers Gift - The Canadian Library Book of the Year Award for Children

"1980 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Trade pub) Award - Silver

"1980 The Art Directors Club of London, U.K. (Trade pub) Award - Silver

"1979 The Art Directors Club of Vancouver (Newspaper) Award - Merit

"1978 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit

"1978 Marketing Magazine & Show (Newspaper) Award - Gold

"1978 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit

"1977 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit

"1976 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit

"1976 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Magazine) Award - Merit

"1976 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit

"1975 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Silver

"1975 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit

"1975 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Transit) Award - Merit

Commissions

CORPORATE:

Ralston Purina, Ceiba-Geigy, NutraSweet, Air Canada, British Airways, Tourism Canada, Coca Cola, Clearnet, Honda Canada, Bank of Canada, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada, Kimberly Clark, Ontario Milk & Marketing Board, Christie Brown, Radio Bureau of Canada, Canada Post Corporation, S C Johnson, Ontario Lottery Corporation, Budweiser, Amstel Brewery, Seagrams, Molson Brewery, Labatt Brewery, Upper Canada Brewery, Microsoft Corporation, Up Country Canada, Royal Lepage, Quebec Hydro, Ontario Hydro, Trimark Funds, Kodak Canada, Casino Niagara, Ridpaths Fine Furniture

PUBLISHERS:

Oxford University Press, MacMillans Publishers, HarperCollins, Scholastic Publishers, New York, Toronto, Kids Kan Press

PERIODICALS:

Readers Digest, McLean's Magazine, Canadian Business Magazine, Canadian Magazine, Report on Business, New York Times, Time Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes Magazine, GoodLife Magazine, TV Guide, Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, Walrus Magazine, Global Brief Magazine

Selected Publications

"2014 Creative Quarterly 38, New York Category: Professional Illustration - Runner Up

"2014 Creative Quarterly 37, New York Category: Fine Art -Winner

"2014 Creative Quarterly 37, New York Category: Professional Illustration - Runner Up

"2014 Creative Quarterly 36, New York Category: Professional Illustration - Winner

"2012 Applied Arts Illustration Annual Magazine, Canada

"2010 Creative Quarterly 21, New York

"2010 3x3 Illustration Directory, New York

"2010 Spectrum Fantasy Art Annual Publication, USA

"2010 Creative Quarterly 18, New York

"2009 Spectrum Fantasy Art Annual Publication, USA

"2008 Applied Arts Illustration Annual Magazine, Canada

"2007 Gallery 3x3 Magazine, New York

"2007 Applied Arts Illustration Annual Magazine, Canada

"2003 Adobe Master Class Illustrators - Publisher Adobe Press

"2000 Advertising & Design Club of Canada 50th Anniversary Book

"1981 'The Violin Maker's Gift' The Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award for Children

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

"CAPIC (Canadian Association of Photographers in Communication)

"The Arts & Letters Club Toronto

"The OCAD Centre for Design Advisory Committee

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JURIES:

"Juror: 3x3 Student Show, New York April 2014

"Juror: CAPIC - Rodeo 3 Contest Feb 2011

"Juror: Ontario - Ontario Association of Architects Awards

(Concepts & Presentations) Feb 2010

"Juror: CAPIC - Rodeo 2 Contest Feb 2010

"Juror: CAPIC - –Unleashed"Competition for Student Illustration in Canada & USA 2006