Michael Grills
Calgary, Canada
Tel: 403 921 6112

I believe that great illustration brings people together. So I help brands make connections through visual metaphors, bold ideas and simple how-to illustrations. For leading adver… Show more.

Message Michael
Profile updated 2nd May, 2018
Member since 1st February, 2010
2014 Applied Arts Magazine
Google, Honda, Sirius XM, JWT London, Scholastic Canada, Virgin Produced
Portfolio link: https://illo.cc/651
"Understood the project we were asking for and nailed the execution. Extremely professional, quick turnaround; a pleasure to work with."
— Stacy Shearer, LDBP Tech - People Development Google

Be Vulnerable: Process Video Included - As I continue to make motivational posters for the studio, here is #3 of the series. Be Vulnerable. I have a l... View Article
Motivational Poster: What’s the worst th… Here is the second motivational poster of this series for the studio. You can see how it came together by watc... View Article
Motivational posters - I’ve been working on a series of motivational posters for myself as a way to spruce up the studio. It... View Article
Spotlight Artist: Michael Grills - How many years have you been a freelance illustrator? I’ve been freelancing since I graduated in 2000, e... View Article
Generals of Monrovia – Immigrant Punk - The Generals of Monrovia are an AfroPunk Band from Canada. We were asked to create some art for the band to us... View Article
Trail Shoe Reviews for Impact Magazine - Union Illustration was asked to create a unique image for Impact Magazines yearly trail shoe review. We wanted... View Article
Children in Resilient Communities for Apple Ma… Union Illustration Co. was asked to create a couple of illustrations to accompany an article about how childre... View Article
Posters For Canadian Pacific Rail - Originally, we did these illustrations for Canadian Pacific Railway as part of a series for the 150 Canadian a... View Article
Elliot Smith For BEATROUTE Music Magazine - I did this cover recently for a magazine called BEATROUTE.... View Article
Award Winner - Winners were announced privately in April, the magazines came out in May, and now it’s June and I am finally... View Article
Snow and Rainbows - This is a personal project that I came up with in response to Putin’s warning that visitors to the Sochi... View Article
Cassman, Nashville City Paper - When Cassman was finally caught in Guatamala the the City Paper wanted to get a portrait of the man as he was ... View Article
Style Change for an Illustrator With Mixed Ten… Michael Grills, a long time video games illustrator and fine artist, is making some massive changes to his bra... View Article