Mike Cañas

Mike Cañas - Designer

Walnut, CA, USA

Freelance Illustrator specializing in children’s books and character design who loves to tell stories that will make you laugh!

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Hello! I’m an illustrator located in Pasadena, California. My style in a mixture of my love for children’s storybooks with a bit of a comic book influence. I especially love to tackle humorous subject matters as making others laugh brings me great joy! My love of humor, however, does not mean I won’t work super hard for you. In fact, it is quite the opposite. I truly enjoy the process of creating images that tell a story and also compliment any other elements that may appear on the final page, such as text. I’m also very detail oriented, almost to a fault, which ensures that I will give you exactly what you asked for.

I am currently a freelance illustrator working hard to make a career out of what I am truly passionate about—Illustration. Being a father of 2 little ones keeps me full of creative energy and also gives me an in with my target audience, who can be quite honest with me if they do or do not like what I am creating. I would love to work with you to bring your project to life, so let’s get out there and do it!
Action & Adventure
Humor & Comedy
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Short Story

Work experience

Freelance Illustrator

January, 2018 – Present (almost 4 years)

Mike has 2 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

James Pomeroy
Working with Mike was great and I would absolutely hire him again for future projects. He was very open to collaboration, very responsive to my suggestions and delivered exactly what I requested for this book. He really brought my story to life!

James Pomeroy, October 2020

Mike Cañas
James was very professional and made our project a breeze to work on and complete! Communicating ideas and suggestions was very smooth and James showed a deep appreciation for the artwork I create...
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Luke Walford
Mike was amazing! I'm new to the narrative and self-publishing world, yet Mike was extremely nurturing and supportive to my spirit and goals. He was incredibly inspiring and I am still completely blown away by his vision and artistic skill. I am so proud to have collaborated with him. I will definitely work with Mike again and cannot thank him enough!

Luke Walford, March 2020

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