Tosik

Digital Artist and Illustrator

Bio

Tosik is Anton Kotelenets – a digital artist and illustrator from Canada.

He connects his art with a viewer by evoking an emotional feeling. In his technique, he uses stylization and exaggeration of form by combining the geometric and organic features, while maintaining a clean edge throughout.

Originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, he completed his bachelor’s degree in design at OCAD University in Toronto, majoring in illustration.

Honors & Awards

CQ 61, 2020 Award of Excellence (Winner)

Aug 2020 – Creative Quarterly

Illustration titled “Royal Purrgian” selected as one of the winners in the Professional Illustration category of the 2020 Creative Quarterly edition.

CQ 57, 2019 Award of Excellence (Winner)

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.

CQ 57, 2019 Award of Excellence (Runner-up)

Sep 2019 – Creative Quarterly

Illustration titled “Mystery” selected as one of the runner-ups 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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