After a nomadic childhood spent doodling, eating, sleeping, and growing, Michael Hirshon ended up in Madison, as an illustrator for magazines, newspapers, and books. He holds an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts and teaches illustration and design courses at MATC and Mt. Mary University. Michael's work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, 3×3, American Illustration, and Creative Quarterly. His clients include The New York Times, Google, Harper Collins, The Village Voice, Amazon, and Isthmus. He is constantly filling up his many sketchbooks, drawing outside whenever it's warm enough for his hands to endure (which isn't often enough in Wisconsin). You can see more of his work on his website,