Hello, I'm a Slovak-Canadian illustrator, animator and educator. I hold a Master of Design degree from OCAD University where I graduated with the Award for Interdisciplinary Excellence. My academic research focuses on rotoscoping design for visual study of movement and bodily technique, using the practices of dance and kung fu as case studies. Specializing on traditional animation, rotoscoping and visual music, my most recent project is music video Phases of Dance (2017).

Upon completing my Bachelor of Design from the Fashion Communications program (Ryerson University, 2010) I moved to France where I worked in trend forecasting and as a Visual Arts instructor. I freelanced as a commercial illustrator in Paris, Montreal and California for five years until returning to Toronto in 2015. I'm trilingual in English, French and Slovak.


For commissions or inquiries please contact me by email at hello@ivetaka.com.

✔ Instagram @heyitsiveta
✈ Based in Toronto, Canada.


Holt Renfrew, The Walrus, Collective Arts Brewing, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), DNAe, University of Toronto, Philips, H&R Block, ALTA Conservation, Trendland, DNAe, John & Jenn, The French Way, Shoku-é, Shaolin Temple Quanfa Institute, etc.


The Walrus magazineFormatStyle Me Pretty, OCAD University, Lone Wolfs zine, Porto Del Sol,  Hello Wooly, Pulp, &Premium, Lush, 30 sec Film Artists, Dress to Kill, Be, Dash, Glossy, ISSI, Eclectic, Canadian Hairdresser, etc.


Upcoming Conference Talks:
> 3-7 July 2017 / Society of Animation Studies 29th Annual Conference, University of Padova, Italy.
> 10-14 July 2017 / International Federation for Theatre Research Conference, The Embodied Research Working Group, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.

Teacher Assistant, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University, Toronto (Sept 2015 - April 2017)
> IAMD Admissions Committee Student Representative, Graduate Studies, OCAD University, Toronto (Dec 2016 - Feb 2017)
Panelist, Summer Studies Info Session, Graduate Studies, OCAD University, Toronto (Feb 2017)
Panelist, IAMD Program Info Night, Graduate Studies, OCAD University, Toronto (Nov 2016)
Presenter, Martial Arts Studies Conference, Cardiff University, Wales, UK (July 2016)
Instructor, Visual Arts department, WICE, Paris, France (2013 - 2014)


> Fighting Spirit Film Festival film screening, London, UK (July 2017) 
> GradEx Annual Graduate Exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto (April 2017)
> Phases of Dance solo exhibition, Open Space Gallery, Toronto (March 2017)
> Martial Arts Studies Conference film screening, Cardiff University, Wales UK (July 2016)
> Hello Graduate exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto (April 2016)
> Unguarded Graduate exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto (Nov 2015)


Emru Townsend Award recipient, The Society for Animation Studies (SAS) (2017)
> Award for Interdisciplinary Excellence winner, OCAD University, Toronto (2017)
> Ontario Graduate Scholarship recipient, OCAD University, Toronto (2016/2017)
> MAS Film Competition winner, Martial Arts Studies Conference, Cardiff University, Wales UK (July 2016)


> Master of Design, Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design, OCAD University, Toronto (2015 - 2017)
> TESOL Teacher Training Certificate, Oxford Seminars, Toronto (2014)
> Bachelor of Design, Fashion Communication Major, Ryerson University, Toronto (2006 - 2010)

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