Curriculum Vitae

(as of October 2023)


With experience in graphic novel and comic illustration, Elisar has been working in editorial narrative illustration and character illustration as a freelance illustrator since 2021, and graduated from Sheridan College’s B.A. Illustration program in 2023.

- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Indesign
- Procreate
- Microsoft Office
- Public Speaking + Debate
- Group Facilitation
- Volunteer Management
- Intermediate French
- Conversational Arabic


B.A. (Hons) Illustration
Sheridan College, Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design
Oakville, ON || Sep 2019 - Apr 2023

Certificate in Art Fundamentals
Sheridan College, Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design
Sep 2018 - Apr 2019


FAAD, Tech Tutor
Sheridan College, Oakville ON || Oct 2021 - Apr 2023
The tech tutor provides free, weekly assistance to students needing assistance with Adobe Suite, Procreate, and other tech challenges.

Art Hive, Student Facilitator
Sheridan College, Oakville ON || Oct 2021 - Jun 2022
Facilitated Art Hives, as originally conceptualized in Montreal QC to create a space for artists and non-artists alike to express visual ideas and crafts as self guided therapy, with a focus on conversation and sharing. Tasks involved facilitating discussion and the space and organizing activities.

Book Jam!, Illustrator
Sheridan College, Oakville ON || Aug 2021 - Feb 2022
Illustrators conceptualized characters, layouts, settings, and cover designs for a children’s book about environmental justice and reform.

Remaking Critical Theory
, Research Assistant
Sheridan College, Oakville ON || Nov 2020 - May 2021
Illustrated and directed a zine based on the writings of bell hooks, Stephen Fish, and Judith Butler, while working directly with a writer and larger group of researchers.

Private Youth Art Tutor
Self, Oakville ON || September 2017 - March 2020
This role involved designing assignments for a student, aged 6-10, to help develop technical skills in the arts and art fundamentals.

Starbucks, Barista & Trainer
Starbucks Canada, Oakville ON || Feb 2018 - Nov 2020
Baristas work in fast paced, customer facing environments. Often requiring active, on the go problem solving at all times, this position, alongside the task of training over a dozen new hires over the course of a year,  requires speed, efficiency, and above all else, the ability to work effectively alongside a team.

Youth Action Committee
, Youth Facilitator
Positive Space Network, Halton ON || Oct 2016 - Jun 2017
Worked with and facilitated LGBTQ+ youth and allies to plan Halton Pride 2017, building and bridging community to establish a greater sense of connection and solidarity across Halton. Tasks included organizing group discussion and facilitating group activities, organizing volunteers, and managing booths at the event.

Little Mermaid & Anything Goes, Backdrop Artist
Innovative Arts, Oakville ON || May 2014, Nov 2014
Storyboarded, illustrated, and animated backdrops for youth theatre productions of The Little Mermaid and Anything Goes. 


Forum For Young Canadans, Forum
Ottawa ON, Feb 2017

Southern Ontario Model United Nations, University of Toronto
Toronto ON, 2016 - 2018


When not collecting fun earrings or playing dungeons and dragons, Elisar is telling weird and funny stories with their illustrations, using bold colours and stark lines.

Hons. B.A. Illustration - 2023
Sheridan College

Art Fundamentals - 2019
Sheridan College

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