Dushan is a tangent jumping, pun making, endlessly curious curmudgeon who’s been illustrating & designing for over a decade. Specializing in people, concepts & portraits that are drawn via pen & ink, or with Wacom & digitally coloured — movement & gesture dominate with a quirkiness generated from a drawn-from-the-gut approach that breathes life into his illustrations.
Originally from Hamilton, he’s been lucky enough to live in Amsterdam, Toronto, Montreal & the Cayman Islands. Graduating from the Illustration program at Sheridan College & Design in 2001, Dushan's living the strange & amusing life of a freelancer ever since. Currently in Toronto, Dushan has been teaching at OCAD University (Ontario College of Art & Design) & Sheridan College to see if he can make the world a better place & have a chance to swear more in public.
Lest you believe he can only draw & design, Dushan’s also an avid cyclist, reader, science nerd, political junky, ninnernet hound, urban thinker, traveller, cheese eater & has been known to enjoy a micro-brew, wine or porto when the mood strikes.
2 Magazine, 7x7 Magazine, Alberta Venture & Alberta Oil, American Airways, Dallas Morning News, 72º & Sunny, American Medical News, Ascent Yoga Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Avenue, Backpacker, BC Credit Union, Bicycling, Backpacker, Bloomberg, The Boyscouts: Boy's Life Mag, Business Week, Canadian History, Canadian Lawyer, Co-Operators Group, Colorado Biz, Conde Nast Traveller, Cottage Life, Dallas CEO, Explore, Evokative Films (Design), Green Source, The Globe & Mail, Hartford Courant, Institutional Investor, La Carnita, LA Times, LA Weekly, Maisonneuve, McLean's Magazine, Men's Journal, Money Sense, More Magazine, Nashville Scene, Nuvo, Outside, Owl, Penn State, Popular Mechanics, The Progressive, The Ride, Runner's World, Seattle Business, Seattle Monthly, Spafax Canada & London:, Review (Investors Group), Home Spa, EnRoute., Bell Canada, Singapore Airlines, Stokely Design, This Magazine, Treasury & Risk, Vancouver Magazine, The Village Voice, The Wall St. Journal, The Walrus & others.
Best Illustration: Alberta Magazine Awards 2012 American Illustration 22, 25, 27 & 28 Applied Arts Annuals 2000, 01, 06, 07, 09, 10, 12 3 x 3 Illustration Awards 2007, 2009 Society of Newspaper Designers 2009 Society of Illustrators NYC 45 (art direction) Communication Arts Awards Annual 2010 Society of Illustrators LA 42 Print’s Regional Design Annual 2003 Applied Arts (art direction) 2004, 2005 Ad of the Year, Gambling Online Magazine