Anybody can draw – we’ll help you Delight Your Audience.

Distinguish yourself. Make something unique. You’re ready for Union Illustration. Co

A great illustration is a delight. Both to make and to see. This is how brands make joyful connections to their audience using visual metaphors, bold ideas and simple how-to illustrations.

Charming, delightful, art combined with a process that’s designed for fun, and crystal clear – Union Illustration Co. will create world-class artwork, illustration, and art projects that are unique and on-brand.

Bring pride to your brand and inspire your audience.

As for the team? We think our illustrators should always be classy.

So our team always acts with passion, humility, and most of all empathy for everyone we come into contact with.

We strive for pro-active innovation and consistency in our own work.

Putting Art to Work for Things that Matter.

Michael Grills HeadShot

Michael Grills, Creative Direction and Illustration

Michael has been making art, illustration, and logos for design agencies, magazines, publishers, video directors, and video game makers worldwide since 2000.

Specializing in two-dimensional art Michael amplifies your concepts by simplifying, enhancing, and focusing on your unique messages. He is an expert at the Adobe Creative Suite, but his favourite software is Adobe Illustrator.

He teaches and mentors local, up-and-coming illustrators who want to know how to run their businesses.

Michael Grills graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design and went directly to Bioware Corp. in Edmonton, getting hands-on experience making AAA story-driven RPGs.

He started independently illustrating and has enjoyed working as an Art Director, Creative director and Illustrator depending on what the project requires and how he fits into the team. Michael loves collaboration and big ideas.

He lives in Calgary with his wife, two children and a gecko; and loves bike riding, martial arts, kites, and camping. With Banff right out the back door, it’s no wonder he keeps the shop here.

Michael Grills HeadShot

Michael Grills, Creative Direction and Illustration

Michael has been making art, illustration, and logos for design agencies, magazines, publishers, video directors, and video game makers worldwide since 2000.

Specializing in two-dimensional art Michael amplifies your concepts by simplifying, enhancing, and focusing on your unique messages. He is an expert at the Adobe Creative Suite, but his favourite software is Adobe Illustrator.

He teaches and mentors local, up-and-coming illustrators who want to know how to run their businesses.

Michael Grills graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design and went directly to Bioware Corp. in Edmonton, getting hands-on experience making AAA story-driven RPGs.

He started independently illustrating and has enjoyed working as an Art Director, Creative director and Illustrator depending on what the project requires and how he fits into the team. Michael loves collaboration and big ideas.

He lives in Calgary with his wife, two children and a gecko; and loves bike riding, martial arts, kites, and camping. With Banff right out the back door, it’s no wonder he keeps the shop here.

Sandra Grills

Sandra Harris, Communications

Sandra loves words. She loves everything about words. The way they look on a sheet of the crisp white page, the way they sound on your ear, the way it feels to write with a smooth ballpoint pen. More than any of that, Sandra loves the power of words. When you combine just the right word and just the right image, there is nothing quite so sweet.

Since 2001 Sandra has worked in theatre as a stage manager and director, in business management and corporate strategy, as a small business owner for six years and most recently as the Production Director for Wordfest. These varied experiences put Sandra in a unique position to view your project, your company, and your customers through a multi-focal lens.

Communication is a part of everything we do in business and life. The way we answer the phone, the wording in our email signatures, and the messaging we put on our websites and brochures are essential choices. Don’t leave things to chance and risk your customer receiving the wrong message.

Sandra graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre. She also received a diploma in Business Management from Columbia College and is currently working towards a certificate in Creative Writing from the University of Calgary. Sandra achieved her Competent Communicator designation from Toast Masters International.

When Sandra has free time, she loves relaxing with her family, curling up with a good book, camping, swimming and building things.

Sandra Grills

Sandra Harris, Communications

Sandra loves words. She loves everything about words. The way they look on a sheet of the crisp white page, the way they sound on your ear, the way it feels to write with a smooth ballpoint pen. More than any of that, Sandra loves the power of words. When you combine just the right word and just the right image, there is nothing quite so sweet.

Since 2001 Sandra has worked in theatre as a stage manager and director, in business management and corporate strategy, as a small business owner for six years and most recently as the Production Director for Wordfest. These varied experiences put Sandra in a unique position to view your project, your company, and your customers through a multi-focal lens.

Communication is a part of everything we do in business and life. The way we answer the phone, the wording in our email signatures, and the messaging we put on our websites and brochures are essential choices. Don’t leave things to chance and risk your customer receiving the wrong message.

Sandra graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre. She also received a diploma in Business Management from Columbia College and is currently working towards a certificate in Creative Writing from the University of Calgary. Sandra achieved her Competent Communicator designation from Toast Masters International.

When Sandra has free time, she loves relaxing with her family, curling up with a good book, camping, swimming and building things.