Hello, I'm an educator, animator and illustrator, specializing on hand-drawn rotoscoping. I hold a Master of Design degree from OCAD University where I created animated short film Phases of Dance (2017). I currently instruct animation at UC Berkeley Extension and Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS). You can register for the courses via links below:

UC Berkeley Extension (San Francisco, California), Spring 2019
✔ Animation Design and Video Production 

TAIS (Toronto, Canada), Feb 19 2019 
✔ Rotoscoping Animation


ESPN, L'Oréal, Philips, Variety Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Walrus, Toronto Metro Convention Centre (MTCC), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Much MusicLindt, Grey Goose, Holt Renfrew, Orca Book Publishers, H&R Block, University of Toronto, Dress to Kill, etc. 


For commissions or inquiries please contact me by email (English, French or Slovak) at hello@ivetaka.com
✔ Instagram @heyitsiveta


  • Instructor, Rotoscoping Animation workshop, Toronto Animated Image Society, Toronto (Feb 2019)
  • Guest Lecturer, FAMU (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts), Prague, Czech Republic (Nov 2018)
  • PresenterSociety for Animation Studies 30th Annual Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. “Drawn to Motion: Drawing, Temporality, and Embodied Languages of Movement” (June 2018)
  • PresenterSAS Symposium 2018: Animation and Philosophy, Literaturhaus Stuttgart, Germany; in conjunction with The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (April 2018)
  • Tutorial LeaderModern American Illustration, Faculty of Design, OCAD University (Dec 2017 - April 2018)
  • Judging Board member for the Emru Townsend Award, The Society for Animation Studies (SAS), 2018
  • InstructorRotoscoping Animation workshop, Toronto Animated Image Society, Toronto (Jan 2018)
  • Guest SpeakerIAMD Thesis Seminar, Graduate Studies, OCAD University, Toronto (Jan 2018)
  • Teacher Assistant, OCAD University, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences courses:
    // Advertising: Art of Persuasion 
    // Global Visual and Material Culture: Prehistory to 1800s

    // Global Visual and Material Culture: 1800s to Present

  • PresenterSociety for Animation Studies 29th Annual Conference, University of Padova, Italy (July 2017)
  • IAMD Admissions Committee Student Representative, Graduate Studies, OCAD University, Toronto (Dec 2016 - Feb 2017)
  • Assist. Instructor, Stop Motion workshop, Toronto Animated Image Society, Toronto (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)
  • PresenterMartial Arts Studies Conference, Cardiff University, Wales, UK (July 2016)
  • Instructor, Visual Arts department, WICE, Paris, France (2013 - 2014)


  • Be There Design Festival, film screening, Hong Kong (Jan 2019)
  • International Festival of Animated Dance, Réunion Island, France (Dec 2018)
  • PAF Olomouc Festival, AniScreen Long Story Short Special Screening, Czech Republic (July 2018)
  • Toronto Metro Convention Centre, digital walls screening, Canada (May - Oct 2018)
  • CBC TV, Exhibitionists S03 E10, (Dec 2017)
  • Fighting Spirit Film Festival film screening, London, UK (Sept 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)


  • "Phases of Dance", winner of the 2D animation category, International Festival of Animated Dance, Réunion Island, France (Dec 2018)
  • Maureen Furniss Award for Best Student Paper on Animated Media honorable mention, The Society for Animation Studies (SAS) (2018)
  • Emru Townsend Award, The Society for Animation Studies (SAS) (2017)
  • Award for Interdisciplinary Excellence, OCAD University, Toronto (2017)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 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). Thesis focus: moving image media, animation design, rotoscoping, embodiment, performance.
  • Bachelor of Design, Fashion Communication Major, Ryerson University, Toronto (2006 - 2010)
  • TESOL Teacher Training Certificate, Oxford Seminars, Toronto (2014)
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