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Doug Rodas is a creative director and illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. His work often explores themes such as creativity, equality, diversity, and social inclusion. It tells stories through a party of bright colours, textures, patterns, and typography.

Doug has successfully completed projects for clients in the USA, Canada, UK, Norway, Australia, among others.


His work has been featured in various exhibitions, and has received awards in El Salvador, Spain, and Argentina.



Projects and collaborations within Canada


Represented outside of Canada by Spinning Yarn

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Apr 2023 — Feb 2024

Art and Design Professional Skills Certificate
OCAD University

— Conducted extensive research on various topics related to the management of an independent business, including professional practices, labour costs, and accounting principles tailored for creative professionals
— Designed and executed challenging creative projects related to typographic design and colour theory, with a particular focus on digital design

Sep 2021 — Dec 2022

Illustration Diploma

Seneca College

 — Specialized in the area of editorial illustration, children's illustration and advertising illustration
— Developed academic projects under a teaching model based on project self-management and creative direction

Jul 2012 — Dec 2018

BA Graphic Design
Dr. José Matías Delgado University

— Solved various academic projects through a design philosophy mainly focused on the conceptualization and justification of my design criteria
— Developed various creative skills, techniques and communication tools, such as visual identity design, commercial illustration, strategic planning, advertising campaign development, among others


Jun 6, 2023

7 LGBTQ+ Designers You Should Know About

Article that celebrates the remarkable work, talent, and diverse backgrounds of individuals from the vibrant queer community working in the creative industry.

Jun 2, 2023

Doug Rodas: Summer 2023

Blog article published by Demetres discussing their collaboration with Doug, his creative process, the inspiration behind the artwork and advices for young creatives.

Jan 1, 2023

Doug Rodas

Article published by the Montréal-based digital magazine, highlighting the creative process and themes behind Doug's work.

Sep 1, 2022

Introducing Doug Rodas and Wacom Back to School 2022

Interview with Wacom in which Doug discusses his creative process, his inspiration and his experience as a creative who is part of the diaspora.

Jun 24, 2022

Pride By Design: 7 Designers Explore the Impact of Art and Design

Article that delves into the way in which as creatives we influence art and design through our queer identities.

Aug 6, 2020

Douglas Rodas: Illustrator and Designer

Interview with the Florida-based digital magazine for Hispanic creators, discussing Doug's work, inspiration and design process.

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