Mike began freelance illustration after several years as the owner of Reelworks, an animation studio specializing in commercial and entertainment films. A regular contributor to The Minneapolis Star Tribune, he has taught illustration at both the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Rhode Island School of Design, and currently teaches part-time at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul. His highly textured, somewhat abstracted and sometimes zany style adapts to the needs of a wide range of clients, including advertising, design, editorial and juvenile publishing. Mike is the recipient of many prestigious illustration awards, including ones from Communication Arts, Print Magazine, Studio Magazine, AIGA and the Society of Illustrators. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons.|
Below are his most recent projects, Le cheavalier TROMIGNON by Samantha Lefévre-Adde (Les Belles Histoires), Home on the Range, a poster for Minnesota Opera's Madame Butterfly, Smarter Than Squirrels by Lucy Nolan (Marshall Cavendish Corp), Looking for Luna by Tim Myers (Marshall Cavendish Corp), 26 Big Things Small Hands Do by Coleen Paratore (Free Spirit Publishing), Fartsy Claus by Mitch Chivus (HarperCollins), Catching the Wild Waiyuuzee by Rita Williams-Garcia (Aladdin), Come with Me on Halloween by Linda Hoffman Kimball (Albert Whitman & Company), and Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms by Christine Kole MacLean (Puffin).
See more of Mike's art:
Mike's personal website
Directory of Illustration