Michelle Astrug

Michelle Astrug is a designer with industry experience in motion and graphic design. Her current work explores the merging of motion graphics, electronics and code to create new forms of animation.

Isabel Meirelles

Isabel Meirelles is an information designer and educator whose intellectual curiosity lies in the relationships between visual thinking and visual representation. She is a professor in the faculty of design at OCAD University, Toronto, and the recipient of the 2015/2016 OCAD University Award for Distinguished Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity. From 2003 to 2104, she was on the faculty of Northeastern University’s College of Arts, Media and Design in the department of art and design, where she helped create the MFA in information design and data visualization.

Faculty member and student win international motion art awards

Image from Rube Goldberg Machine Created by Unfortunate Mishaps
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 4:00am

OCAD University received recognition in both the professional and student categories of the American Illustration-American Photography International Motion Art Awards.

Jon Todd, an OCAD U assistant professor in Illustration, won in the Animation – Illustration category for a stop motion animation called I am me created for McGill University Mental Health Service.

McGill University approached the animation studio Thought Café to create a video based on a series of monologues and poems written and recorded by students affected with mental health issues. The studio collaborated with Jon Todd to paint a portrait of the student with visual elements to colour her monologue. The goal of the project is to spread mental health awareness and education.

Third-year Illustration student Andrea Heisz received a student award for her gif, Rube Goldberg Machine Created by Unfortunate Mishaps.

This is the fourth edition of the International Motion Art Awards, which celebrate photographers, illustrators and designers who make their work move in all media.


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