Raz Latif is a freelance illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. With a solid foundation working within various industries and a keen eye through his design background, Raz has skillfully navigated the world of illustration. Over the past several years, he has worked on children's books and appeared in many editorial projects and advertising campaigns internationally. His work has gained recognition from juried competitions, showcasing his style in the field.
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Awards & Recognition
American Illustration: Selected 40/41
American Illustration: Chosen 36/38/39/42 Communication Arts: Shortlist 2018/2020/2021 3x3 International No.14 Adobe Design Achievement Awards: Semi-finalist Creative Quarterly 32 JLG: Gold Standard Selection
Client List
The New York Times
Scientific American BuzzFeed Reader's Digest Nob Hill Gazette Audi Ford Cottage Life Magazine Moderna Houstonia Magazine Chicago Reader The Globe and Mail The Walrus Bank of Montreal Sojourners Fraud Magazine Modern Cat Magazine  Global Affairs Canada Policy Options Magazine Polaris Music Prize autoTRADER Crowsnest Books Nuance Brex Minto Communities Fix Coffee + Bikes Owlkids Books Chickadee Magazine Chirp Magazine Playwrights Canada Press Mount Pleasant Village among others
Education
2015 - Bachelor of Design, Illustration. OCAD University
2011 - Ontario College Certificate, Art and Design. Centennial College
Press & Publication
Publishers Weekly
CBC Books → CBC Music Calgary Herald  Willow Awards Illustration Age Illustration Age BOOOOOOOM NOW PRINT Magazine Polaris Music Prize
Client Testimonials
"Raz has used his distinct ability to translate incredible talent and creativity to play a pivotal role in elevating the entire Polaris Music Prize experience. His designs have proven to be more than just eye-catching visuals; The attention to detail, the use of color, and the overall artistic vision have left an indelible mark on the Polaris poster program and exhibition, allowing us to continue fostering a sense of community among music and art enthusiasts."
— Cam Litchmore. Art Coordinator, Polaris Music Prize
“Not only did Raz deliver illustrations that fit seamlessly with the project, he hit every deadline and provided plenty of preliminary work to ensure that we knew exactly what we were getting before the final versions. We’d highly recommend Raz as a partner you can count on for both a high quality of work and ease of collaboration.”
— Kyle Makischuk. Design Lead, autoTRADER
"It was a pleasure to work with Raz on our November/December issue. His illustrations elevated our publication to a whole new level. He has a unique ability to take your ideas into consideration and build on them, and in turn create a final product that communicates concepts and themes perfectly. It was refreshing to work with an artist who was extremely efficient and responsive throughout the entire process."
— Helen Elliott. Art Director, Fraud Magazine