Rene Zamic was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario and studied Communication and Design at the Ontario College of Art. Upon graduation, he worked as a book designer for the Canadian publisher, McClelland and Stewart. After taking a one year sabbatical and tour Europe and Asia in 1977, Rene began illustrating using a variety of media. His illustrations and designs have appeared on textiles, rugs, murals and installations. He has been commissioned by ad agencies, design companies and publishers of magazines, books, newspapers and web sites throughout North America and has won numerous publishing awards for illustration. As an early adapter to the computer in 1987, Rene mastered the intricacies of working in vector format. This allowed him to push his graphic style of illustration further off the printed page and into the world of CNC cutting and metal sculpture.
As a professional artist, Rene’s medium of choice has spanned airbrush, scratchboard, pen and ink, sculpture in plaster, laser cut steel and fabrication and computer-based electronic art. Rene lives and works in Toronto.