junelawrason@rogers.com
OCAD University
June Lawrason
Instructor
Faculty of Design
junelawrason@rogers.com

Area(s) of Expertise

Illustration, Murals, Graphic Design

Overview

After graduating from Ontario College of Art, June began her career as an illustrator in fashion and charicature. With time a more realistic approach evolved, and June found work in educational illustration where she illustrated all ages and genres of people doing a variety of activities. While illustrating Laura Secord?s Brave Walk, she developed a love of historical illustration. However, she has proven to be extremely versatile in her classic approach to illustration by making beautiful pictures that tell stories in a simplified realistic style. Over the years, she has illustrated four picture books and many book covers for young adult novels As well as illustrating children?s books, June has painted several murals and has a flare for faux finishes. She has developed her digital skills, which she uses to in manipulate her art and has designed and illustrated a catalogue for Exhale yoga wear.

Education

1971-74: Humber College Graphic Design (diploma)

1974-77: Ontario College of Art and Design, Communication and Design (diploma)

1980: Illustrator Workshop Terry town, New York

1999: Computer for Artist workshop at OCAD

2000: Photoshop computer workshop at OCAD

2001: Adobe Illustrator computer workshop at OCAD

2004: In Design computer workshop at OCAD

Selected Publications

FASHION ILLUSTRATION

1981-86: The Bay, Fairweathers, Uniforms Registered, Tip Top, Ayers, Lorden Taylor, Clarke Shoes, Tuxedo Junction, Harridges, Penmans, Molly Maid

MAGAZINES & EDITORIAL

1982-90: Imperial Oil, Star Week, Readers Digest, Canadian Living, Toronto life, Financial Post, Avenue Magazine, Canadian Guider, Toronto Star, The Globe & Mail

BOOK COVERS

1990-06: Overlea House; Collier MacMillan; General Publishing; I.T.P. Nelson; Napoleon Publishing; Orca Books

PICTURE BOOKS

1985-2006: The Toymaker, Scholastics; Amanda?s Bear and Zoo Food, Gage Publishing; Sarah?s Secret, Napoleon Publishing; Laura Secord?s Brave Walk, Second Story Press

EDUCATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

1990-2007: Key Porter Books, Collier MacMillan, Prentice Hall, I.T.P. Nelson, Ginn & Company, Harcourt Brace & Company, Gage Educational Publishing, Irwin Publishing, Apprentice Hall

GRAPHIC DESIGN ILLUSTRATION

Toronto Public Health, informational digital illustration

Exhale Yoga Wear, catalogue design and informational illustration