Michael Byers

HAMILTON, CANADA

Michael Byers uses his optimistic and whimsical attitude to create fun, dynamic, and emotionally driven illustrations. His line work is deliberate and full of energy achieving an instant organic feel to his work.

Michael has been published in many forms and places with clients such as; The New York Times, Plansponsor, Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Boston, Globe, LA Times, RunnersWorld, BusinessWeek, Atlantic Monthly, Baltimore, Village Voice, Seattle Met, Houstonian, Hollywood Reporter, and more. He’s been selected for American Illustration Annual’s. He’s a member or the Society of Illustrators in New York City. He’s been featured in several Society of Illustrators juried group shows.

Michael loves a great cup of coffee, listening to great music, and watching stand up comedy. He lives with his wife, daughter, and two cats. When he’s not doing illustrations you can find him doodling in his sketchbook.

Client List

Compendium, Nickelodeon, Politico, Maxim, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, New York Times, San Fransisco Chronicle, Golf Digest, Mental Floss Magazine, Houstonian, Plansponsor, Uppercase Gallery, NY Observer, Money Magazine, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, BusinessWeek, Atlantic Monthly, Harvard Business Review, Runner’s World, Bicycling, Baltimore, Family Circle, The Village Voice, BBDO, Cole & Weber, The Walrus, 5280, Seattle Met, Portland Monthly, Texas Monthly, Hollywood Reporter, Bicycling, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, Outside, Outdoor Life, Billboard Magazine, Hemisphere, The National Post, Scouting Magazine, Boys Life, Grantland, Field and Stream, Capstone Publishing, Adweek, INC Magazine, Hour Detroit, Bloomberg, Women’s Health, Newsweek, Boy’s Life, CBS Watch, Chicago Booth, Globe and Mail, Fortune, MacWorld, School Library Journal, Smithsonian, and more.

Awards
  • 2016 – Selected for American Illustration 35 Annual
  • 2016 – Accepted into Society of Illustrators 59 Annual
  • 2015 – Selected for American Illustration 34 Annual
  • 2015 – Accepted into Society of Illustrators 58 Annual
  • 2014 – Accepted into Society of Illustrators 57 Annual
  • 2013 – Award of Excellence from Communication Arts
  • 2013 – First in Excellence in Illustration category for the 28th Annual Pa’i Awards
  • 2013 – Choosen for American Illustration 32 (Website)
  • 2012 – Choosen for American Illustration 31 (Website)
  • 2012 – Accepted into Society of illustrators 55 Annual
  • 2011 – 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide by Luerzer’s Archive
  • 2011 – Choosen for American Illustration 30 (Website)
  • 2011 – Accepted into Society of Illustrators 54 Annual
  • 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 – Choosen for American Illustration 29 (Website)
  • 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 3×3 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.

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Michael Byers

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The Wall Street Journal
Sports Illustrated

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University of Chicago
The Wall Street Journal
Corporate Knights
Scholastic
Golf Digest
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
Sarasota Magazine

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School Library Journal

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The Wall Street Journal
Sports Illustrated

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5280 Magazine
The Wall Street Journal
Smokestack Studio
Bicycling Magazine
University of Waterloo Magazine

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Diablo Magazine
The Georgia Straight

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Reader's Digest

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Outdoor Life
Golf Digest
Chicago Booth Review
Outdoor LIfe
ARMNHMR
Corporate Knights
Sacramento Magazine

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MIT Technology Review

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The Walrus

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Houstonia Magazine

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The Wall Street Journal
Golf Digest
Globe & Mail

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Chatelaine Magazine
ARMNHMR
ARMNHMR
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

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Sports Illustrated

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D Magazine
Golf Digest
The Wall Street Journal
Mother Jones Magazine

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Star Tribune
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

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Mother Jones Magazine

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Golf Digest

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Corporate Knights

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Seattle Met
Nob Hill Gazette
Rice Magazine
Chicago Booth
Golf Digest

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The Los Angeles Times

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Dr. Stephen Prescott joins Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Hall of Fame
Down East Magazine
5280 Magazine

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Men's Health

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Car & Driver
Garden & Gun

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Ski Magazine
University of Chicago
Ski Magazine
Fall in (Love with) the City

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Poster Art
Ski Magazine
Dream Festival Lineup

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The Rise and Fall of the Ultimate Doomsday Prepper

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Essential Elements of Summer

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Net Zero
Scholastic
Welcome to Golf

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A Year Like No Other
The Mole Hunt

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Overcoming Hemp Oversupply

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Under Watch
Are Hanshakes and High Fives Over?

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Overconfident CEO's
PGA Sugar Daddy

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How Fashion Evolved During Quarantine
TikTok Feed Frenzy

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Thinking Outside the Dining Room
Game On

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Making Expresso
New Santa Normal
The Wheels Go Round
Report on Giving

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Climate Canary

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Why I’ll Never Replace My 15-Year-Old Hybrid
MECA Be Seen Campaign

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Seven Rules of Zoom Meeting Etiquette

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Past Due Partnership
A Line in the Sand
Violent Riots
Don't Let the World Ruin Your Day

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Summer Fiction Issue

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In Yard Times

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How I re-learned how to love baking after a nervous breakdown
Inside an NFL General Manager's Stay-At-Home Virtual Draft War Room
D Magazine
Spring Bike Rides

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New Normal

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Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout
Whack-A-Mole
Capitalism
Bury Those Zombie Myths

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Seattle Jewish Film Festival 25th Silver Screen Anniversary poster
Introvert

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Retiring in Colorado

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Sleep Schedules
Train for the trail without hiking
Anti-Doping Wada Mess

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What rock climbing tells us of economical growth
Game Nights
The Next Stage
The Cruise Ships Are Coming
Colorado's House of Horrors
Condo Convert

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Summer Street Parties

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Secrets of PDX

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Madness at 43 Yards
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Tech?
Super Energy

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Best Games of 2019
Activist Hedge Funds

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Does Netfilx Have a Killer Problem?

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You just won the Indy 500, now what?
NBA Preview

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Is your computer spying on you?

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The San Francisco Scooter War
Year in Review

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Countdown to Retirement

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Leaving Loneliness
Mr. Chen: Crazy Rich Asian

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The Legacy of Black Hawk Down
Four Future Scenarios for the San Francisco Bay Area

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Action Park
Apocolypse Beach
Apocolypse Beach
The Future
Tracked Out
Seeing Addiction Differently
Seeing Addiction Differently
Here's What Netflix Left Out of Wild Wild Country
Cannibis
Cochetopa
Cochetopa
BYU lcopener
BYU lcopener
Distraction
Distraction
Celebrating the best of the best.

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What the good living experts know that you don't.

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Ski Magazine

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The Ontario Broker
Emotional Food Apple
Emotional Food Apple
Climate Change

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Fan Fiction Cover
The Secret Society of the High Grade

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Fanguide Cover Art
Fanguide Cover Art
Fat Diet
Fat Diet
Car & Driver

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Flagship Beers
Flagship Beers
Food Safety
Food Safety
What Would Major League Baseball Mean for Portland?
Last Call Column

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Screen Time
The Intelligent Life O The City Raccoon
The Intelligent Life O The City Raccoon
The River Wild
he River Wild
Super Pharmacist
Super Pharmacist

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Timely Takes for the Win?
The Buddhist Traveler in Mexico City
Maturationland

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End PJ Paralysis

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Naps At School
How To Build A Great American City
Golf Digest

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