OCADU Illustration Students Awarded by 3x3 Magazine

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 10:45am

2017 Illustration Medal Winner Andrew Watch was awarded a Bronze from 3x3, alongside several other Illustration students winning merits and honorable mentions.

3x3 is the first publication devoted entirely to the art of contemporary illustration, published and distributed worldwide. 

The following student's work has been selected to be published in either the 3x3 Illustration Annual No.. 14 and/or on the Annual No. 14 website:


Andrew Watch (4th year); Title: Stereotype: Asian Aesthetics

Distinguished Merit: 

Varvara Nedilska (2nd year); Title: Only Roses

Adam De Souza (4th yr)


Andrew Watch (4th year)Title: External Goods

Ann Sheng (4th year); Title: Echo

Lily Snowden-Fine (2nd year); Title: Arson

Cindy Lee (4th yr)

Anna Kwan (4th yr) 

Alya Ghare (4th yr)

Cameron Miller (4th yr)


Honorable Mention: 

Adam Marin (4th year); Title: Prohibition

Christopher Dupon-Martinez (3rd year); Title: Snowman 

Jisu Lee (3rd year); Title: Love Is

Varvara Nedilska (2nd year); Title: The Collector

Varvara Nedilska (2nd year); Title: Charlie Falls Asleep

Adam De Souza (4th yr)

Cindy Lee (4th yr)

Anna Kwan (4th yr) 


That’s 20+ awards total!


Congratulations everyone!

Illustration Podcast - Season 2, Episode 4

Lauchie Reid and Kathryn Adams
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:45pm

For the fourth episode of the Second Season of the OCADU Illustration podcast, Lauchie Reid has a conversation with illustrator and faculty member Kathryn Adams.

You can listen to the episode here.

Don't forget to visit the blog to see more pictures and you can also follow the podcast on Facebook. 


Visit the studio of Canadian icon and legendary artist Anita Kunz

OCAD University student Oscar Fletcher takes us to visit the studio of iconic artist and illustrator (and OCAD U alum) Anita Kunz to chat about what she's working on and how she got started.

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OCADU Illustration student, Andrew Watch selected as Runner-up for Creative Quarterly 47

Andrew Watch CQ47
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 5:15pm

Creative Quarterly 47 has selected selected as Runners-Up 2 pieces by Fourth Year Illustration student, Andrew Watch.





OCADU Illustration Podcast. Season 2, Episode 3

Podcast Illustration s2e3
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:30pm

Check out the most recent OCADU Illustration podcast interview with Terry Shoftner! Associate Professor Terry Shoffner has been teaching drawing and painting in Illustration at OCADU for more than 35 years, which has given him a unique and amazing insight into the way our community and industry has grown and shifted. He an immensely talented artist, who can do things with watercolors that are simply astonishing. 

Here is the link to our blogpost where you will find photos of our studio visit with Terry and a link to our interview on SoundCloud

Also, please check out past interviews and images of studio visits with OCADU Illustration faculty members, Fiona Smyth, Greg Mably, Jody Hewgill, Chris Kusma, Shea Chang and Jon Todd and Gary Taxali!

Happy International Women’s Day

INSTUDIO asked 2010 grad Katherine Verhoeven to celebrate March 8th with a feature illustration. You can view more of Kat’s work online.


Illustration by Katherine Verhoeven

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The artwork of Peter Chan in The Globe and Mail

Peter Chan, Timeline, Fata Morgana series, 2016 (COURTESY OF THE ARTIST)
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 5:45pm

The work of Illustration sessional instructor and artist, Peter Chan, was recently featured in the Visual Arts section of The Globe and Mail. 

The text highlights the painting styles of Chan and Callen Schaub, who graduated with a BFA in Painting and Drawing from OCAD University in 2013. 

You can read the full text here


Draw Me Like One Of Your French Girls featured on CBC Arts

The Exhibitionist
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 5:45pm

Illustration Alumnae Jennifer Ilett and Sabrina Parolin (class of 2011) presented an art exhibit last summer at the Steam Whistle Brewery Art Gallery, featuring illustrations of Leonardo DiCaprio.


Black History Month

INSTUDIO asked 2016 Illustration grad Koko Lee to create an illustration in recognition of Black History Month. The result – a whimsical work inspired by Maya Angelou’s quote, “I know why the caged bird sings.” View more of Koko’s work online.


Illustration by Koko Lee
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Terry Shoffner has taught in the Illustration Program at the OCAD University since 1980. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1971. In 1993 he received a Master's degree in Illustration from Syracuse University. His early work included Graphic Design and Television Art Direction. Over the past 40 years his work has appeared in magazines, books, advertising and design throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has worked for many major corporations and won numerous awards.