Mike Ellis is an illustrator from Toronto, Ontario. With over 10 years of illustration experience, he has had the privilege to work with a number of the world’s most iconic brands and publications. He works from 156 Studio, which he founded in 2017 and is currently the Studio Manager.

He has taught illustration at OCAD University, his Alma mater. In his downtime he enjoys cycling, reading books about architecture and furniture design, and playing board games with friends. 

If you have a project or collaboration in mind, don’t hesitate, email him now!


The New York Times, The New Yorker, Barron’s, Buck, The Boston Globe, Penguin Random House, GQ, Bayer, Wired, BuzzFeed News, NBC News, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, The Walrus, The Washington Post, Worth, Geico, Facebook, Dropbox, Herman Miller, PayPal, Zipcar, The Telegraph, The Globe and Mail, Reader's Digest, Deloitte, Chicago University, Sierra Club, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Maisonneuve, enRoute, Print, HOW


CODAawards 2017 Merit Winner, National Magazine Awards - Honourable Mentions 2014 & 2016, Creative Quarterly 37 & 32, American Illustration 30 (Selected), American Illustration 31, 33, 34 (Chosen), Communication Arts Illustration Annual 52, CMYK Top 100 New Creatives

What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is yours.
Please don’t use my work without permission.