BSAD provides a professional portfolio workshop where students could learn and prepare a diverse range of creative practices for portfolio preparation.

Facilitated by Kevin Bae, who has been teaching at OCAD U since 2008 and reviewing portfolio for the undergraduate admission and National Portfolio Day, students will be exposed to a variety of art and design programs, visiting professional industries and showcasing their artwork in online platform.


Kevin Bae is currently holding lecturer position at OCAD U for the 1st- and 2nd-year level Drawing and Painting courses as a Course Leader in the Illustration Program, Faculty of Design.

He was raised in Seoul, South Korea, studied fine art and graphic design at Dukwon art high school. Immigrating to Toronto in 2001, he started pursuing figurative traditions at Mississauga Valley School of Art. Advanced to OCAD University, he continued developing body of works while residing a year in Florence, Italy, as an Off-Campus transfer student. In 2008, he graduated OCAD U with a BFA in Drawing and Painting, and attained a BEd in Visual Art teachable at York U in 2015.

Kevin has pursued profession as a studio instructor and demonstrator at several institutions, including Art Gallery of Ontario, OCAD U, MVSA, and public schools in Toronto. Through teaching students, he delivered didactic contents with lectures, practical demonstrations, and both group and individual critiques.

Award Winning

As a recipient of Merit Progress Award (2022) and Teaching Excellence Awards (2019) at OCAD U, students will experience an inclusive and didactic learning environment at BSAD with structured curriculums and exchange of professional insights from the instructor. Kevin was also a nominee of Inspired Teaching Award: Excellence in Teaching First Year Students (2017), which has become a cornerstone of his pedagogy and current position at OCAD U as the course leader for the first and second year level.

Honoured by Dori Tunstall, Dean of Faculty of Design, and Caroline Lnagill, Vice President, Academic & Provost at OCAD U
Award recipient of “Excellence for Drawing” at Arts & Letters Club in 2015,
Honoured by Elizabeth Dowdeswell, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario