Meet the Artists
Julia Prajza is a Muralist, Lettering Artist and Designer in Toronto to bring more joy and colour to our everyday lives. As an OCAD University graduate with experience in Art Direction and Graphic Design, a desire to create tangible work has led Julia back to drawing and painting. She’s passionate about public and community-engaged art to beautify spaces, uplift our spirits and inspire us. Julia’s signature style is vibrant and playful with folk-inspired details and a whimsical feel, often focusing on nature and text-based imagery. Her modern-meets-traditional aesthetic reflects the unique charm of the past seen through fresh eyes, blending organic shapes with a bold graphic approach. Curious by nature, Julia is constantly exploring new avenues, most recently with plein-air painting with soft pastels. As she continues to grow her multidisciplinary practice, Julia hopes to spark curiosity, encourage creativity and cultivate connection.
Jonna Petrou (JonnaP) is an American graphic and motion designer in the Midwest United States. The incredible audio/visual talent around him has consistently inspired him, and he has always strived to create something that evokes the same response. Fifteen years ago, his journey through motion began with stop-motion animation followed by hand-drawn flash animation. Before long, he learned keyframing and 3D in After Effects, utilizing assets made in Illustrator and Photoshop to bring his art to life. He incorporated his knowledge of each media to encompass the vision for his animated content. Most of the work is intended for concert/festival visualizers, but the augmented reality endeavour has allowed visionary animators like himself to blossom in new fashions. Jonna’s content explores visionary journeys with a significant focus on closed-eye visual replications to create a melded audio/visual experience where people can see and hear the visuals and sounds. Attention to detail means to lure an individual into the artwork and drive the viewer’s eyes around the piece. Drawing inspirations from ancient cultures, science fiction, nature, technology, and space, he strives to create an authentic experience that stands in people’s memories and inspires them to be the next wave of outstanding visual artists.