Doran Woo is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Montréal, Canada. Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, Doran began drawing and painting as a child. Going through her adolescent period, art took priority over many of her interests and eventually she spent her twenties studying art and design. She received a BFA in Textile Art from Sangmyung University in Seoul, and a BDes in Illustration from OCAD University in Toronto.

Her illustrations, watercolour paintings and embroidery on fabric are inspired by one of her major, Textile Art. This special style conveys a narrative, cheerful and nostalgic child-like innocence with both traditional Eastern and modern Western sensibilities.

The narrative style also applied to her graphic design for printing, editorial and packaging that communicate complex information in an engaging and easy-to-understand manner.

Doran is always looking for creative projects and open to any comments on her work. Please contact to:

Email: doran[at]doranwoo[dot]com

Projects / Exhibitions:

Galerie Carte Blanche in Montreal, Canada / Aug. 2019
Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Montreal, Canada / Oct. 2018
OCAD University Graduate Exhibition / OCAD University / Toronto, Canada / May 2012
Solo Exhibition / Moonbean Cafe / Toronto, Canada / Sep. 2011
Stage backdrops for Ga-pyung Traditional Dance Group Performance / Ga-pyung, Korea / 2007 - 2010
Teddybear’s World Tour / Seoul and Gyungju, Korea / 2007
Teddybear Design Collaboration / Teddybear Museum / Jeju Island, Korea / 2006

Publication / Clients:

[Ricepaper Magazine] / Canada / Summer 2015
OCAD University textbook [Colour & Two-Dimentional Design] by Glenn McArthur / Canada / 2014
[Write Magazine] by The Writers' Union of Canada / Canada / Fall 2014
Children's book [Every Family is Special] / Canada / 2013
[Leaderpia Magazine] / Korea / June 2013 - March 2015
[This Magazine] / Canada / Fall 2013
[The Varsity Magazine] by University of Toronto / Canada / 2013
[Context Magazine] / Canada / 2012

Awards / Certificates:

Creative Quarterly 28 / U.S. / 2012
Digital Textile Design Awards / Korea / 2005
Certificate of Colorist / Korea / 2006


Adobe Suite Illustrator / InDesign / Photoshop
Watercolour / Oil / Acrylic / Embroidery / Charcoal etc.