I am an illustrator and recent architecture graduate living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
This website represents a collection of my professional illustration work as well as my student work completed during my studies at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto.
I continue to work on the occasional illustration project while also working as an architectural intern at Lateral Office in Toronto.
Genevieve DF Simms
+1 780 504-4427
2014 - 2018
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto, ON.
2010 - 2012
Diploma, Architectural Technology with Honours
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton, AB.
2002 - 2006
BDes, Visual Communications Design
Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB.
06.2017 - present
Architectural Intern, Lateral Office, Toronto, ON
Seoul Biennale Team, Design Concepts, Drawings, Models.
SSHRC Grant Project: Rural Newfoundland, Research Assistant.
09.2018 - 12.2018
Instructor, School of Architecture, University of Waterloo, Cambridge, ON.
First year undergraduate studio
06.2017 - 08.2017
Teaching Assistant, Daniels, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.
Undergraduate Design Studio 3
11.2012 - 08.2014
Architectural Technologist, DIALOG, Edmonton, AB.
Royal Alberta Museum Team
University of Alberta Innovation Centre for Engineering Team
05.2006 - present
Freelance Illustrator, partial client list:
The Boston Globe
Edmonton Arts Council
The Globe and Mail
House of Anansi Press
Kids Can Press
The Los Angeles Times
Reader’s Digest Canada
AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS / RECOGNITION
Heather M. Reisman Gold Medal in Design, University of Toronto graduating award.
The John and Myrna Daniels Scholars Award, University of Toronto entrance award.
Society of Illustrators New York, Illustrators 55, Annual Book and Juried Exhibition.
DIALOG Scholarship, Award of Excellence in Architectural Design and Presentation.
Canadian Western Bank Student Design Competition, Honourable Mention.
Edmonton Arts Council, Artist Travel Grant.
American Illustration 30, Work selected to appear in the Annual Book and Exhibition.
Art Director’s Club of New York, Young Guns 9 Winner.
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Franz Bohem Memorial Scholarship.
W. Garfield Weston Foundation, 2011 Scholar.
Communication Arts, Award of Excellence, 51st Annual Illustration Exhibition.
33rd National Magazine Awards (Canada), Gold in the Spot Illustration category.
Society of Illustrators New York, Illustrators 52, Annual Book and Exhibition.
American Illustration 28, Work selected to appear in the Annual Book and Exhibition.
Communication Arts, Award of Excellence, 49th Annual Illustration Exhibition.
School of Visual Arts, New York Guest Study Scholarship.
General Residency in Printmaking, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium.
Public Art Commission, Edmonton Arts Council, Alberta Avenue Streetscapes.
Three images laser engraved onto granite tiles and installed on Alberta Avenue sidewalks.
Public Art Commission, Edmonton Arts Council, John Janzen Nature Center.
Acrylic painting on canvas, 3650 mm by 1850 mm.