Illustration: Allow yourself to succumb to Mike Ellis' impressive portfolio

Date
28 August 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

Toronto-based illustrator Mike Ellis is a whirlwind of editorial illustration. With work for clients from The Boston Globe to The New York Times tucked firmly under his belt, his cheeky characters have been hungrily swallowed up by eyes the world over, which is quite a testament to the power of his pencil. To subtly convey a carefully assigned significance armed with nothing but colour, line and character is no mean feat, but somehow Mike consistently succeeds in building intricate and yet accessible metaphors upon frameworks of buildings and natural landscapes. All in a way which is aesthetically pleasing to boot. Pretty impressive, no?

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Mike Ellis: Space Odyssey

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Mike Ellis: Columbia Law School Magazine, Think Again

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Mike Ellis: CA Magazine, Conduct Unwelcome

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Mike Ellis: American Illustration 31

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Mike Ellis: New York Times Book Review

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Mike Ellis: New York Times Book Review

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Maisie Skidmore

Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 as an intern before joining full time as an Assistant Editor. Maisie left It’s Nice That in July 2015.

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