Michael Byers uses his optimistic and whimsical approach to life and
adds it to his work. He uses a variety of devices such as bright colors
and playful compositions to create wonderful, exciting, dynamic images.
He is a problem solver and loves collaborating with others.
After graduating from Sheridan College with a Bachelor of Applied Art
Degree in Illustration he connected with his wonderful agent Sari Schorr
at Levy Creative Management.
He now lives in lovely Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with his wife and two cats. He likes to drink coffee and draw.
2010 - Accepted into Society of Illustrators 53 Annual Competition: Editorial & Advertising
2010 – Selected into Luerzer’s Archive “200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2011/2012”
2010 – Selected for Taschen’s new book Illustration Now Portraits
2010 – Selected for American Illustration 29 (Chosen)
2009 – Selected for American Illustration 28
2008 - Selected for American Illustration 27
2007 - Accepted into Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Illustration West 46
2007 - CMYK new creatives No. 39
2007 - Merit Award winner for 3x3 magazine Student Awards Annual.
2007 - Selected as a finalist for the American Illustration Website.
2006 - Hambly and Woolley Award for Best in Show at Sheridan Third Year Show
2006 - Applied Arts Magazine Student Awards Annual.