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Doug Panton is a professional illustrator and designer. He has achieved a variety of accolades in both practices and continues to receive assignments that require the design complexity of a multi-faceted project outcome. This has enabled him to experience and expand his competency in a hybrid manner. With his vari… Read More
Doug Panton is a professional illustrator and designer. He has achieved a variety of accolades in both practices and continues to receive assignments that require the design complexity of a multi-faceted project outcome. This has enabled him to experience and expand his competency in a hybrid manner. With his varied industry experience as an advertising art director and as designer/art director in the publishing arena, Doug has applied this methodology to further develop his interdisciplinary nature as an illustrator.

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EDUCATOR:

2002-2016
OCAD University
Associate Professor Illustration Program
Faculty Designation: Design
Areas of Expertise: Illustration, Digital Media, Design illustration

2013
OCAD University
Coordinator Design First Year Student Success

2008 -2013
OCAD University
Chair First Year Faculty of Design

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

1980 to present
Daigneault & Panton Inc. Illustration & Design, Toronto
Position: Creative Director/Partner

DPI, specializes in design communication, strategic brand development and design strategies. We combine an intuitive commercial sense for marketing and business which enables us to quickly hone in on the key issues and identify practical solutions which makes our work not only beautifully presented, but strategically true to the vision required. Above all we uncover powerful visual answers that result in enhanced marketing opportunities for clients.

Responsibilities include:
Financial operation of the corporation • Creative Direction/Design/Production/Illustration, Photography supervision • Creative marketing strategies

Additional Skills:
Extensive knowledge of Macintosh Operating System • Software experience: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Adobe GoLive, Adobe Live Motion, Adobe Premiere, Painter, Quark Express, MicroSoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel, Word

Client list includes:

Corporate:
Kodak, Levis Canada, Christie Brown, Chapters bookstores, Ralston Purina, Ceiba-Geigy, Nutra-Sweet, Budweiser, Molson Brewery, Labatt Brewery, Upper Canada Brewery, Creemore Brewery, Air Canada, Tourism Canada, Honda Canada, Ralston Purina, Amstel Beer, Seagrams, Kimberly Clark, Ontario Hydro, Lactancia, Ontario Milk & Marketing Board, Radio Bureau of Canada, Canada Post Corporation, S C Johnson, Winterlude Ottawa Tourism, The Canadian Broadcast Corporation, Ontario Lottery Corporation, Microsoft, Up Country Canada, The Canadian Schizophrenia Society, The March of Dimes, The Canadian Cancer Society, Bayer Canada, Bell Canada, Alliance-Bell (Atlantic), Bank of Canada, Canada Life Insurance, Toronto Dominion Bank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, The Royal Bank of Canada, Ink Design, Bazooka Design Montreal, Landis, N.Y., Weston Foundation, Dalglish Foundation.

Publishers:
Oxford University Press, Thames & Hudson (UK), HarperCollins Publishers, McMillan’s Publishers, McGraw-Hill (New York), McGraw-Hill (Toronto), Kids Kan Press, Scholastic (New York)

Periodicals:
3x3 Magazine, U.S.A.Today, Barron’s Weekly, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Magazine, American Lawyer Magazine, Boston Business Journal, McLean’s Magazine, Canadian Business Magazine, The Globe & Mail, The Toronto Star, Financial Post Magazine, Canadian Homes Magazine, Weekend Magazine, Saturday Night Magazine, Toronto Life Magazine, Outdoors Canada, The Montreal Gazette, Charted Accountant Magazine, The Cleveland Daily News, Global Brief Magazine, The Walrus Magazine, Readers Digest

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1976 -1980
Oxford University Press, Toronto
(Head office Clarendon Press, London U.K.)
Position: Art Director/Designer

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. OUP Toronto publishes a broad range of titles for the general reader, including art, literature, history, popular science, music, current affairs, health and philosophy, as well as it’s standard reference selections and it’s wide range of dictionaries.

Responsibilities include:
Design production of a variety of trade/educational books and promotional sales kits. Coordinate illustration, photography type, paper, binding and print production. Administer budgets and a staff of 5 full-time employees.

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1973 - 1978
Peppermint Press Ltd. Toronto
Position: Creative Director/Partner

Peppermint Press was a complete hands-on producer of limited edition Canadian poetry and children’s books. From creative development, editing manuscripts, through to design and print production including hand setting type and bindery. It’s sole purpose as a publisher was to provide a venue for first-time authors and artists producing solely Canadian children’s books and poetry.

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1974 - 1976
Symes Capraru Fagan Ltd. Toronto
Position: Designer/Illustrator

Responsibilities included:
Layout design, illustration for print advertising, storyboards for television production, package design, retail sales promotion, posters, direct mail advertising.

Client list include:
Ford Canada, Richardson’s Exterminators, Heinz Canada, J. Walter Thompson, Vickers & Benson

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1970 - 1973
James Lovick Advertising Toronto
(Baker Lovick BBDO)
Position: Art Director

Responsibilities included:
Developing creative proposals, layout/design and marketing concepts for print and t.v. production, coordinate illustration/photography, typography and print production.

Client list include:
Toronto Dominion Bank, Consumers Gas, Baton Broadcasting, Gerber Baby Foods, Magna Media, London Life Insurance


SELECTED COMMISSIONS:

Corporate:
Ralston Purina, Ceiba-Geigy, NutraSweet, Air Canada, British Airways, Tourism Canada, Coca Cola, Clearnet, Honda Canada, Bank of Canada, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada, Kimberly Clark, Ontario Milk & Marketing Board, Christie Brown, Radio Bureau of Canada, Canada Post Corporation, S C Johnson, Ontario Lottery Corporation, Budweiser, Amstel Brewery, Seagrams, Molson Brewery, Labatt Brewery, Upper Canada Brewery, Microsoft Corporation, Up Country Canada, Royal Lepage, Quebec Hydro, Ontario Hydro, Trimark Funds, Kodak Canada, Casino Niagara, Ridpaths Fine Furniture

Publishers:
Oxford University Press, MacMillan's Publishers, HarperCollins, Scholastic Publishers, New York, Toronto

Periodicals:
McLean's Magazine, Canadian Business Magazine, Canadian Magazine, Report on Business, New York Times, Time Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes Magazine, GoodLife Magazine, TV Guide, Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, Walrus Magazine, Global Brief Magazine.



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  • Partner/Creative Director
    Daigneault & Panton Inc. — Ontario, Canada
  • Coordinator of First Year Design Student Success + Associate Professor Illustration Program
    OCAD University — Ontario, Canada
  • Chair, First Year Faculty of Design, Associate Professor, Illustration Program
    OCAD University — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Art Director/Designer
    Oxford University Press — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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AWARDS & GRANTS:

Illustration:
• 2017 Creative Quarterly 48 New York, Category: Fine Art Professional, Award - Runner Up
• 2017 Creative Quarterly 47 New York, Category: Fine Art Professional, Award - Winner
• 2017 Creative Quarterly 47 New York, Category: Fine Art Professional, Award - Runner Up
• 2016 Cr… Read More
AWARDS & GRANTS:

Illustration:
• 2017 Creative Quarterly 48 New York, Category: Fine Art Professional, Award - Runner Up
• 2017 Creative Quarterly 47 New York, Category: Fine Art Professional, Award - Winner
• 2017 Creative Quarterly 47 New York, Category: Fine Art Professional, Award - Runner Up
• 2016 Creative Quarterly 46 New York, Category: Fine Art Professional, Award - Runner Up
• 2016 Creative Quarterly 45 New York, Category: Fine Art Professional, Award - Winner
• 2016 Creative Quarterly 44 New York, Category: Fine Art Professional, Award - Runner Up
• 2016 Creative Quarterly 43 New York, Category: Fine Art Professional, Award - Winner
• 2015 Creative Quarterly 42 New York, Category: Fine Art Professional, Award - Winner
• 2015 Creative Quarterly 42 New York, Category: Fine Art Professional, Award - Winner
• 2015 Creative Quarterly 41 New York, Category: Fine Art Professional, Award - Winner
• 2015 Creative Quarterly 41 New York, Category: Fine Art Professional, Award - Winner
• 2015 Creative Quarterly 41 New York, Category: Fine Art Professional, Award - Winner
• 2015 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles
• 2015 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles
• 2015 Creative Quarterly 38 New York, Category: Fine Art Professional, Award - Runner Up
• 2014 Creative Quarterly 37 New York, Category: Fine Art Professional, Award - Winner
• 2014 Creative Quarterly 37 New York, Category: Professional Illustration, Award - Runner Up
• 2014 Creative Quarterly 36 New York, Category: Professional Illustration, Award - Winner
• 2013 Creative Quarterly 33 New York, Category: Professional Illustration
• 2013 Creative Quarterly 33 New York, Category: Professional Illustration
• 2012 Adobe Design Achievement (Category-Traditional Media in Education) Semi Finalist Award (2 Pieces)
• 2012 Creative Quarterly 28 New York, Category: Fine Art, Award - Winner
• 2012 Creative Quarterly 27 New York, Category: Professional Illustration, Award - Winner
• 2012 Applied Arts Illustration Annual Canada, Award - Merit
• 2012 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Award - 2 Merits
• 2011 Adobe Design Achievement, Semi Finalist Award
• 2011 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Award - Merit
• 2010 Creative Quarterly 21, New York, Category: Professional Illustration, Award - Merit
• 2010 Spectrum Fantasy Publication USA Award - Merit
• 2010 Creative Quarterly 18 New York, Category: Professional Illustration Award - Winner
• 2010 Creative Quarterly 18 New York, Category: Fine Art, Award
• 2010 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Award - Merit
• 2009 Spectrum Fantasy Publication Award - Merit
• 2008 Applied Arts Illustration Annual Canada Award - Merit
• 2007 3x3 Professional Gallery New York Award - Merit
• 2007 American Illustration 26 Competition New York Award - Merit
• 2007 Applied Arts Illustration Annual Canada Award - Merit
• 2006 Society of Illustrators of New York Gallery Award - Merit
• 2006 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Gallery Award - Merit
• 2006 3x3 Magazine, Professional Show New York Gallery Award - Merit
• 2006 American Illustration 25 Competition New York Award - Merit
• 2006 Applied Arts Illustration Annual Canada Award - Merit
• 2006 CAPIC Double Vision Gallery Canada Award - Merit
• 2005 Applied Arts Illustration Annual Canada Merit
• 2005 CAPIC Double Vision Gallery Competition Award - Silver
• 2002 CAPIC Outstanding Contribution Award
• 2001 Applied Arts Illustration Annual, Canada Award - Merit
• 2001 Applied Arts Illustration Annual, Canada Award - Merit
• 2000 LuxCanada (Corporate) Award - Grand Prize
• 1998 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Stationary) Award - Merit
• 1998 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Stationary) Award - Merit
• 1997 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Award - Merit
• 1997 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Award - Merit
• 1994 The Toronto Club of Printing (Stationary) Award - Merit
• 1992 Studio Magazine Awards (Stationary) Award - Merit
• 1991 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Graphic Design) Award - Merit
• 1991 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Package Design) Award - Merit
• 1986 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit
• 1986 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Outdoor/Transit) Award - Merit
• 1986 Marketing Awards (Multi-Media Campaign) Award - Gold
• 1985 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - 6 Merits
• 1985 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit
• 1985 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Gold
• 1985 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit
• 1984 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit
• 1984 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Trade) Award - Merit
• 1984 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit
• 1983 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Promotion) Award - Merit
• 1982 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit
• 1981 Violin Makers Gift - The Canadian Library Book of the Year Award for Children
• 1980 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Trade pub) Award - Silver
• 1980 The Art Directors Club of London, U.K. (Trade pub) Award - Silver
• 1979 The Art Directors Club of Vancouver (Newspaper) Award - Merit
• 1978 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit
• 1978 Marketing Magazine & Show (Newspaper) Award - Gold
• 1978 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit
• 1977 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit
• 1976 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit
• 1976 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Magazine) Award - Merit
• 1976 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit
• 1975 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Silver
• 1975 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Newspaper) Award - Merit
• 1975 The Art Directors Club of Toronto (Transit)

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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
• CAPIC (Canadian Association of Photographers in Communication)
• The Arts & Letters Club Toronto
• The OCAD Centre for Design Advisory Committee
• Weston Foundation Quarry Garden Committee - Brickworks

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

• 2012 Applied Arts Illustration Annual Magazine, Canada
• 2010 Creative Quarterly 21, New York
• 2010 3x3 Illustration Directory, New York
• 2010 Spectrum Fantasy Art Annual Publication, USA
• 2010 Creative Quarterly 18, New York
• 2009 Spectrum Fantasy Art Annual Publication, USA
• 2008 Applied Arts Illustration Annual Magazine, Canada
• 2007 Gallery 3x3 Magazine, New York
• 2007 Applied Arts Illustration Annual Magazine, Canada
• 2003 Adobe Master Class Illustrators - Publisher Adobe Press
• 2000 Advertising & Design Club of Canada 50th Anniversary Book
• 1981 'The Violin Maker's Gift' The Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award for Children

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JURIES:
• 2014 3 x 3 Magazine Student Illustration Awards, New York, USA
• 2011 CAPIC - Rodeo 3 Contest
• 2010 (OAA) Ontario Association of Architects Awards (Concepts & Presentations)
• 2010 Rodeo 2 Contest
• 2006 CAPIC - Student ‘Unleashed’ Illustration Competition Canada & USA

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GALLERY REPRESENTATION:

• 2012 Gallery Nucleus Los Angeles, CA
• 2011 Gallery Nucleus Los Angeles, CA
• 2010 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Gallery
• 2007 3x3 Professional Gallery New York
• 2007 Society of Illustrators of New York Annual/Gallery
• 2006 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Annual/Gallery
• 2006 3x3 Magazine New York Annual/Gallery
• 2006 Billy Shire Gallery Society of Illustrators Los Angeles
• 2006 CAPIC Double Vision Gallery
• 2005 CAPIC Double Vision Gallery

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS:

Illustration:
• 2014 Gallery M Contemporary Group Exhibition
• 2014 Project 31 OCAD University
• 2013 Project 31 OCAD University
• 2012 Gallery Nucleus Los Angeles, CA
• 2011 Adobe Design Achievement Award
• 2011 Gallery Nucleus Los Angeles, CA
• 2009 Spectrum Fantasy art annual publication
• 2008 Applied Arts Annual Toronto
• 2007 3x3 Professional Gallery New York
• 2007 Society of Illustrators of New York Annual/Gallery
• 2006 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Annual/Gallery
• 2006 3x3 Magazine New York Annual/Gallery
• 2006 Billy Shire Gallery Society of Illustrators Los Angeles
• 2006 CAPIC Double Vision Gallery
• 2005 CAPIC Double Vision Gallery.

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SPECIAL PROJECTS:

• 2014 Documentary film 'Looking Back' Painter, Set Designer Murray Laufer - Creative Director/Co Producer

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