“A Day in the Life” with Toronto-based Illustrator Maddy Rotman

Maddy Rotman is an 18 year old Toronto-based Illustrator specializing in sports graphic design. Since 2015, she has been creating and posting raptors related illustrations on her Instagram, @mffdjky. Along the way, she has captured the attention of various celebrities and athletes such as Drake, DeMar DeRozan, Marcus Stroman, and many more. This has allowed her to work with many major sports related companies such as NBA Canada, TSN, and MLSE (Toronto Raptors). Her Instagram posts relating sporting events hype up fans and create excitement on social media. The account was initially created as a combination of her love for sports and graphic design.

My usual setup for work
My usual setup for work
As mentioned, design is a hobby, and I’m currently studying business
As mentioned, design is a hobby, and I’m currently studying business
Last year at the Raptors game getting to see some of my designs in action.
Last year at the Raptors game getting to see some of my designs in action.
My room at university, with a touch of my work on the wall!
My room at university, with a touch of my work on the wall!
Having fun at the CNE in the summer
Having fun at the CNE in the summer
Custom stickers I made
Custom stickers I made
One of my favourite projects to work on and it was amazing getting to see thousands of copies of my work being held up at raptors games!
One of my favourite projects to work on and it was amazing getting to see thousands of copies of my work being held up at raptors games!
Maddy Rotman
Visiting TSN studios who I have gotten the pleasure to work with over the past 2 years

What ‘hood are you in?

I live in North York in Toronto, but because I am a student, I have been spending my year in Waterloo at university.

What do you do?

I am an illustrator specializing in sports graphic design. I basically create illustrations that convey a certain message about a sporting event. This is a hobby of mine, as I am currently a student studying Business (BBA) at Wilfrid Laurier University.

What are you currently working on?

I am currently trying to be as active on my Instagram as I used to be. The Raptors are having a great season so I’m trying to keep up with my illustrations. At the same time, I’m always doing commissioned work, with a few major projects. This year, I’m set to do a series of NBA Canada social media graphics that will be posted throughout the year.

Where can we find your work?

All of my non-commissioned work can be found on my instagram, @mffdjky. All of my major projects and commissioned work can be found on my website, madrotman.com. You may also often see my work around social media on NBA Canada and TSN.

 

 

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