Juliana Montes de Oca, Illustration

Juliana Montes de Oca, Illustration

Meet a 2021 Peer Mentor:

Hello, everyone. My name’s Juli (she/her). This is my second year as a Peer Mentor and my third year at OCAD U.  I’m an Illustration transfer student previously in the Drawing & Painting: Digital Painting & Expanded Animation (DPXA) program. I’m currently in Costa Rica.

I often create work based on emotions and human stories. Nature, in general, is a huge source of inspiration for my art as well. I enjoy creating soothing images and experimenting with different mediums. This year I’m working on becoming sharper at playing around with meaning, symbolism, and media in my illustrations and being more confident when it comes to starting projects. I sometimes tend to ruminate a lot on whether an idea is good enough before starting a project, so I’m working on letting go of that worry and just having fun with my work.

Juliana work, TBA

“A Letter From the Gentle Heavens” by Juliana Montes de Oca

I am looking forward to connecting and meeting with my peers directly hopefully soon! After all the time I have spent outside Toronto and away from my friends and fellow OCAD U peers, I miss it all so much, both the environment at OCAD and being able to engage creatively with other students.

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OCAD U Student Mentor Program