MY MISSION

Each of us has something important to say. An innovation, a game changing plan, a new perspective – everyone has a story to tell.  And yet we hear so few. Some of the best  ideas this world ever could imagine never see the light of day. No matter how great an idea may be, it must be heard before it can become something truly profound.

Storytelling is my profession and illustration is my prose. I’ve spent years training in order to communicate your message clearly and completely. Illustration is a unique medium that conveys a message quickly, effectively, cleverly, and easily so that everyone can understand its meaning. Be it stories, politics, economics, science, technology, a joke, food, advice, life… My illustrations will tell the tale and tell it like no one else.

There are a thousand stories to be told and just as many questions to be answered. So ask yourself this  - “what story do I want to tell the world?” and I promise to take care of the rest.

Illustration
I create custom attractive and effective visuals to satisfy any communication want or need. Words can only say so much, but illustrations can seize any message and say it with style. Illustrators bridge the gap between beautiful art and intelligent design to create a unique and compelling mode of communication second to none.
Design
In addition to my expertise in illustration, I have also acquired a vast array of design skills - from typography to graphics, icons, animation and layout design. Not only can I create beautiful visuals, but I can organize the entire package into a professionally curated bundle.
Business
The world of freelance necessitates a savvy business-minded individual to navigate successfully. I have spent countless hours reading and researching strategies and practices that have allowed me not only to survive, but to thrive in a competitive and demanding career environment.

MY CLIENTS

 

Zev Farber
Manager
CEAD, OCAD University

Aaron's inclusion in any project would only serve to strengthen its quality and effectiveness. He has a diverse background in art and design and experience beyond his years. I continue to call on Aaron for design work and am consistently pleased with the results.

Maggie Evans
SickKids Hospital for Sick Children,
McLaughlin Centre

Aaron's dedication to both his art and his clients was outstanding. Not only is his portfolio extremely strong, he is a genuine pleasure to work with. He was accommodating, prompt, and polite. Any organization would be lucky to have Aaron, and I hope to get the chance to work with him again in the future.

Toni Chahley
Freelance Editor
Nelson Education

If you find yourself looking for an illustrator of Aaron's style and calibre, please know that he has been a pleasure to work with. He is patient, responsive, professional, and did excellent work - ahead of our schedule!!

C.V.

Publications:
New Society Sociology Textbook 6th Ed, Nelson Education, Toronto, Canada, 2016
Swerve Magazine, The Calgary Herald, Calgary, Canada, 2015
SickKids Biennial Report, SickKids Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, 2014
Do What You Love, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada, 2014
Vasculature Nodule of the Legume, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada 2010

Group Exhibitions:
40, I Nuovi 20 - Forties are the New Twenties, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada, 2015
Secret Lives, Steam Whistle Brewery, Toronto, Canada, 2015
Prospettiva, OCAD University Florence Campus, Florence, Italy, 2015
ArtClash, California State University International Firenze, Florence, Italy, 2015
Open Studio, OCAD University Florence Campus, Florence, Italy, 2014
Controponto, Mayday Club, Florence, Italy, 2014
Grad Ex: OCAD U’s 99th Graduate Exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada, 2014
Homework, Artscape Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2014

Press:
Illustration by Toronto Artist Aaron Millard, Creative Boom UK, 2014
Mad Skills Monday 057: Aaron Millard, Shellsuit Zombie, 2014

Freelancing Experience:
Animator/Storyboarding, Ametros Learning, Toronto, Canada, 2016-2017
Graphic & Layout Designer, Social Planning Toronto, Canada, 2017
Illustrator, TTC Advocacy Group, Toronto, Canada, 2017
Illustrator/Designer, Greenpeace, Toronto, Canada, 2013-17
Graphic Designer, TTCRiders, Toronto, Canada, 2016/2017
Illustrator, Nelson Education, Toronto, Canada, 2015/2016
Illustrator, B+H Architects, Toronto, Canada, 2016/2017
Illustrator, SickKids Hospital for Sick Children, Canada, 2016
Illustrator, Swerve Magazine, The Calgary Herald, Calgary, Canada, 2015
Teaching Assistant, OCAD University, Florence, Italy, 2015
Illustrator, LifeLabs Canada, Toronto, Canada, 2015
Illustrator, SickKids Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, 2014
Illustrator/Graphic Designer, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada, 2013-14
Illustrator/Graphic Designer, CALM, Toronto, Canada, 2014
Graphic Designer, Emmerson Denney Films, Toronto, Canada, 2013-14
Graphic Designer, Aamagine Service Industries, Toronto, Canada, 2013
Photographer/Designer, Norm Li Architectural Graphics & Illustrations, Toronto, Canada, 2012-2013
Animator/Illustrator, The Buffett Project, Toronto, Canada, 2012
Scientific Illustrator, Wildred Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada, 2010