About Mick Coulas
Canadian born, Toronto educated Illustrator Mick Coulas hung up his airbrush in 1996 and began Photoshop and 3D modeling. He has executed many realistic composites with retouching for many editorial clients including The Wall Street Journal. Mick also composites and retouches images for advertising or promotion. Among his many talents, his humorous illustration and caricature has been seen in Maxim Magazine, Penthouse Magazine, and recognized by Communication Arts Magazine. Mick now lives and works in Florida.
Mick Coulas Photo-illustrations have been used in advertising, editorial, licensing and social media. He has an voracious appetite for popular culture especially TV, film and music. "It is always a blast to caricature a celebrity," says Mick. One of his most fun projects was the Pop-up Book of Celebrity Meltdowns for Melcher Media, - as seen on CNN.
Editorial Clients: Wall Street Journal, DBusiness Magazine, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Time for Kids, Grammy Magazine, Microsoft CPMag, National Association of Realtors Magazine, Business Health Magazine, Scholastic, Country Weekly Magazine, PBI Media, Penthouse, Melcher Media (The Pop-up Book of Celebrity Meltdowns as seen on CNN and The Pop-up Book of Celebrity Meltdowns 2).
Commercial Clients: Pepsi (Pepsi, Pepsi Freeze, Mountain Dew), UDV (Smirnoff, Baileys), Coca-Cola, (Coke, Powerade), Anheuser Busch (Bud Light), Coors (Coors Light), Nestlés, Hostess Frito Lay, Hershey (Reeses), General Foods, Pizza Hut, Pepperidge Farms (Goldfish), Purina (Busy Bone), Bayer, Scott Paper, McCain, Atari, Toshiba, Panasonic, Blockbuster Video, Michelin Tires, US Savings Bonds, US Postal Service, Spin Master, American Plastics Council, Toshiba, CN Tower (Toronto), Radio Shack, Pharmacia (Unidet), Nasonex.
Award of Excellence - 2000 Communication Arts Magazine for Scholastic Magazine: Workplace Mistakes Category: Editorial
Gold 2002 National Magazine Awards Foundation for Seasons Magazine: 24 Hours in the Life of Your Campsite.
Category: Words and Pictures Editorial Series
Winner - 2006 3rd Biennial Dimensional Salon, Society of Illustrators, New York for Our Daily Dread - Agnes McHaggus. Cover art for Our Daily Dread - Daily Reflections on Life's Rejections © Kevin McQuade (Unpublished) Artists: Valerie Gaudet, Mick Coulas, Candace Lourdes. Category: 3-Dimensional Single Editorial Design.
Excellence - 2007 Applied Arts Magazine Photography & Illustration Awards Annual for Melcher Media's The Pop-up Book of Celebrity Meltdowns Category: Editorial Series.
Merit - 2007 The Art Directors Club 86th Annual Awards New York for Melcher Media's The Pop-up Book of Celebrity Meltdowns Category: Editorial Series. The Pop-up Book of Celebrity Meltdowns - as seen on CNN.
Award of Excellence - 2009 Communication Arts Magazine for Penthouse Magazine, article Famous Body Parts - where have they gone? Category: Editorial Series.
Design Award - 2010 American Inhouse Design Award for Penthouse: Revealing Entertainment Feature Rajin Cajun for the Movie The Bad Lieutenant Category: Editorial
Design Award - 2010 American Inhouse Design Award for Penthouse: Revealing Entertainment Feature Resistance is Futile for the Movie Star Trek (2009) Category: Editorial
Design Award - 2010 Society for News Design Annual Creative Competition 2010: Wall Street Journal Sept 2010 Detroit: Motown becomes Movietown Category: Editorial Illustration
First Place, Collateral Material - 2012 Traverse Awards: Kentucky Tourism Council for You Think Chickens Can't Fly? showing chickens on high flyer ride at Kentucky State Fair.
Second Place, Print Ad - 2012 Traverse Awards: Kentucky Tourism Council for You Think Chickens Can't Fly? showing chickens on high flyer ride at Kentucky State Fair.