Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Meet the Judges: Doug Panton
Doug Panton is an illustrator and educator based in Toronto. Chair of the First Program area for the past five years he also teaches in the illustration faculty at OCAD University.
Over the years he has worked with clients from all around the world, and his illustrations have received recognition from publications such as 3x3, Creative Quarterly, American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles and Applied Arts.
Some of Doug’s clients include: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Walrus Magazine, Reader’s Digest and Oxford University Press.
What Doug will be looking for:
The work of potential illustrators requires a degree of passion, sensitivity and, above all, a hungry mind: being open to new experiences, nonconformist, and curious.
These personality characteristics are stronger determinants of a long-lasting creative superstar. As an educator, I’m always looking for a successful idea that can make a difference in the final analysis. It can win acclaim or, better still, create a final product that is relatable, balanced and beautiful to those who behold it.