Genevieve August 2020I am an illustrator, artist, and architectural designer located in Toronto, ON, Canada. I have been illustrating for a variety of clients throughout North America since 2006. After completeing a Master's Degree in Architecture at the University of Toronto in 2018, I spent a couple of years working as an architectural intern at Lateral Office, here in Toronto. More recently I have been focused on book illustration as well as teaching undergraduate courses in both illustration and architecture at the University of Waterloo, University of Toronto, and OCAD U. At the left you can see some examples of past illustration commissions.


Slowpoke: The Bell Island Mine Horse
written by Heather Smith, Nimbus Publishing, (forthcoming, fall 2021)

Screech!: Ghost Stories from Old Newfoundland
written by Charis Cotter, Nimbus Publishing, 2020

Ojiichan's Gift
written by Chieri Uegaki, Kids Can Press, 2019

The Man Who Kept Meeting Himself
written by Ryan Boudinot, McSweeney's Issue 28, 2008

Past Illustration Clients:
The Boston Globe, Bloomberg, Canada Goose, Canada Post, Canadian Business, Edmonton Arts Council, The Globe and Mail, House of Anansi Press, Kids Can Press, The Los Angeles Times, Maclean’s, Maisonneuve, Mcsweeny’s Quarterly, Polaris Music Prize Inc., Quill & Quire, Reader’s Digest Canada, The Stranger, The Walrus


Some Facts

Sessional Instructor, Undergraduate Architecture Program, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Sessional Instructor, Illustration Program, OCAD U, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Sessional Instructor, Undergraduate Architecture Program, University of Waterloo, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.

Architectural Intern, Lateral Office, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

MArch, Architecture, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Architectural Technologist, DIALOG, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Artist Residency, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium.

Diploma, Architectural Technology, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Guest Study, Illustration and Cartooning, School of Visual Arts, New York, New York, USA.

BDes, Visual Communication Design, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Born, Genevieve Daria Fofonoff Simms, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.