Jody Hewgill

A native of Montr–al, Qu–bec, Jody studied Commercial Art and Design at Dawson College and subsequently moved to Toronto to further her studies in illustration at the Ontario College of Art and Design University, where she has been part of the faculty in the illustration program since 2008. Jody has been working as an illustrator and gallery artist since 1988. Her acrylic paintings have been commissioned for a wide variety of applications including advertising campaigns, book covers, editorial publications, theatre posters, retail murals, and wine labels.

Jean-Christian Knaff

Jean-Christian Knaff lives and works in Toronto where he has founded with his wife Claude Miceli, their own company, Knaff and Miceli. He teaches illustration at the Ontario College of Art & Design, where he is Chair of First-Year, Design. Knaff's animation, The Wild, Wild Circus Company was nominated for the Nicktoons Animation Festival in the US and is currently aired on the YTV network in Canada. He won the UNICEF award at Annecy International Animation Film Festival and a gold medal at the New York International Animation Film Festival.

Jacqui Oakley

Though born in Canada, Jacqui Oakley spent her formative years in Bahrain, Zambia, England & Libya. In 1989, she returned to Canada where she graduated from the illustration program at Sheridan College's School of Art & Design. She now works as a freelance illustrator & artist. Jacqui's paintings have been exhibited in Toronto, L.A., San Francisco, Philadelphia, San Diego & Shanghai.

Gary Taxali

Gary Taxali is a Toronto-based acclaimed contemporary artist and illustrator known for his retro stylized art in the realm of pop. He was born in Chandigarh, India and raised in Toronto, Canada.  Taxali is a graduate of The Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD). He has exhibited in many galleries and museums throughout North America and Europe including The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Jonathan LeVine Gallery, The Antonio Colombo Gallery, Steve Lazarides/The Outsiders, and The Andy Warhol Museum.

Doug Panton

Faculty Designation: Design

[Illustration & Graphic Design]

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

- Associate Professor - Illustration Program


2008 - 2013 - Chair First Year Faculty of Design

- Associate Professor Illustration Program


Anson Liaw

Anson Liaw is an illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. Upon graduating from the Ontario College of Art from the Communication & Design Department Design Advertising Program in 1989, his versatile illustrations have been an integral part of many projects ranging from magazines, book publications, corporate, packaging and advertising communications.

His illustrations take on critical views; both light and heavy about life in the world around us and that deals with social, political, cultural issues and lifestyle subject matter.


INSTUDIO asked 2016 Illustration grad Kelly Ye for her take on February’s most famous holiday. View more of Kelly’s work online.


Illustration by Kelly Ye

By Illustrator Kelly Ye
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Night Parade of 100 Demons in New York City

Illustration: "Tako Nyuko (Octopus Priest): Thrives under the Cloak of the Catholic Church" by Jody Hewgill
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 3:15pm

Illustration Assistant Professor Jody Hewgill's series “Night Parade of 100 Demons” has garnered an Award from The Society of Illustrators.

The 4 paintings are acrylic on birch panel, and are based on demons from Japanese folklore Hyakki Yagyo.

They were created for an exhibition at Northern Contemporary Gallery curated by Histoshi Murakami and Andrew Foerster in Toronto, October 2016.



Venue & Address: 
Museum of American Illustration, 128 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065, USA

SBFPS Pockets Art Fundraiser with Anita Kunz and Friends

Part Of Us Version 3 by Anson Liaw
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

OCA Alumni Anita Kunz, OCAD University Faculty of Design members Kathryn Adams, Blair Drawson and Anson Liaw have created some artwork that will be donated to help raise money to feed and house previously distressed and/or abused monkeys at the Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary.

Illustrator artist and OCA Alumni, Anita Kunz is organizing this event in-conjunction with the Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary and has received and collected over 70 plus pieces of artwork from various wonderful contributing illustrators and artists which will all be auctioned off. 

All money will be donated to help feed and house the monkeys at the Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary.

A one day fundraiser event is scheduled to happen on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 6:00 to 11:00 pm at a location to be announced soon.


SBFPS Pockets Art Fundraiser

with Anita Kunz and friends


March 30th, 2017 6:00 to 11:00 pm


For more information and updates, please review the information on this link on the website and on Anita Kunz's latest Facebook profile update about this event:

Venue & Address: 
TBA - Toronto