Anton Kotelenets

Illustrator / Artist
located in Toronto

Bio

As an illustrator, Anton enjoys working with digital media to create stylized illustrations on various subject matters such as urban lifestyle, sports, portraits, conceptual illustration, and decorative art for the home. His work has been published by various magazines, children’s book publishers, and used in various corporate websites and mobile apps. His approach is creating clean graphic vector shapes, exaggerating the form, and then having some fun with textures. Along the way, he has picked up a few awards for his illustration work.

Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, Anton is an alumnus of OCAD University and currently resides in the urban jungle that is Toronto.

 

Honours & Awards

CQ 61, 2019 Award of Excellence

Aug 2020 – Creative Quarterly

Illustration titled “Royal Purrgian” selected as one of the winners in the Professional Illustration category of the 2019 Creative Quarterly edition.

CQ 57, 2019 Award of Excellence

Sep 2019 – Creative Quarterly

Illustration titled “Tyrion Lannister: G.O.T.” selected as one of the winners in the Professional Illustration category of the 2019 Creative Quarterly edition.

Fourth place winner in OCAD U’s Annual Design group Competition For All

Nov 2012 – OCAD University

A motion graphic video and poster were used to accompany our presentation proposal on redesigning the Grange Park.

First place winner in OCAD U’s Annual Design group Competition On The Move

Nov 2011 – OCAD University

A motion graphic video and poster for the proposal on how to make the TTC a better and safer experience.

Online Animation Awards for “The Turnip” & “Deja Vu”

Nov 2011 – Applied Arts

Two of my animated short films titled “The Turnip” & “Deja Vu” were selected among the winners in the Applied Arts Online Animation competition.

Adobe Design & Achievement Award semi-finalist “Re:Do”

Feb 2011 – Adobe

Short film titled “Re:Do” advanced to semi-finals in the Adobe Design & Achievement competition.

Runner-up in Creative Quarterly CQ19 student illustration competition

Feb 2010 – Creative Quarterly

Illustration titled “Earth Day: Zero Waste” selected as one of the runner-ups in the Student Illustration category of the 2010 Creative Quarterly edition.

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