Michael Bartalos

Michael Bartalos attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Pratt Institute. He works extensively in the graphic arts in the U.S., Europe and Japan.

He has designed Swatch watches, U.S. postage stamps, seasonal Perrier bottles, ad campaigns for Japan Air Lines, and the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life commemorative artwork.

His work has been animated for Nickelodeon, Target, Virgin Records and Time Warner Cable and has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, BusinessWeek, Columbia Journalism Review, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, Newsweek, Time, and Yale Medicine.

Michael’s work has been awarded and published by American Illustration, Communication Arts, The Art Directors Club, Print, The Society of Illustrators, and the Society of Publication Designers.

He lives and works in San Francisco, and is represented in Japan by CWC


The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Pratt Institute

Selected Design and Illustration Clients


Adobe Systems, AIGA, American Cancer Society, Apple Computer, AT&T, Barneys New York, Bloomberg LP, Brewery Ommegang, California Academy of Sciences, Chronicle Books, Columbia University, Conde Nast Publications, EDS, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Ford Motor Company, Gensler, Giro Sport Design, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Medical School, Hyperion Books, Knoll, Los Angeles Times, Marriott Hotels, McKinsey Quarterly, Microsoft, Motorola, MTV Networks, Mohawk Paper, New York University, Newsweek, Nickelodeon, Oracle, Pucci International, Radisson Hotels, The New York Times, Stanford University Press, Target, 3M, Time Warner Cable, Twin Cities Fine Arts Organization, UC Berkeley, UCLA, USA Network, US Postal Service, US Conference of Mayors, Warner Bros/Reprise Records, Yale University.


American Express UK, Bayard Presse, The Boots Company, British Telecom, Gruner + Jahr AG, Guinness Breweries, The London Observer, Perrier, Redwood Publishing, Swatch Ltd, Trickett & Webb Ltd, Virgin Records Ltd., Wimbledon Championships / All England Lawn Tennis Club.


Asahi Bank, Barneys Tokyo, Bay FM Radio, Cosmopolitan Japan, Creo Publishing, Esquire Japan, Gakken Publishing, Gulliver Book, Interform, Japan Airlines, Magazine House Ltd, Mujirushi Ryohin Department Stores, NEC, Pioneer LDC, Plus Corporation, Singapore Science Centre, Sony Corporation, SPC Advertising, The Seiyu Ltd, Toshiba Corporation, Vivre Travel, Zonart Ltd.

Lectures, Presentations, Teaching and Workshops

  • AIGA, San Francisco Chapter
  • American University, Washington DC
  • Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA
  • California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco CA
  • California College of the Arts, San Francisco CA
  • California State University, Hayward CA
  • Camberwell School of Art, London, England
  • Facultad del Hábitat, San Luis Potosí, México
  • Fashion Institute of Technology, New York NY
  • ICON Illustration Conferences
  • Lacandón Art Workshops, Chiapas, México
  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD
  • McMurdo Station, Antarctica
  • New York Institute of Technology, New York NY
  • Parsons School of Design, New York NY
  • Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI
  • San Francisco Art Institute
  • School of Visual Arts, New York NY
  • Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Washington DC
  • SPARK Target Creative Speaker Series, Minneapolis MN
  • University of San Francisco, San Francisco CA

Selected Annuals and Awards

  • American Illustration
  • Communication Arts
  • Graphis Design
  • Society of Illustrators
  • Society of Newspaper Design
  • Society of Publication Designers
  • The Art Directors Club of New York
  • The Mead 60 Certificate of Honor

Michael Bartalos

30 Ramona Avenue
No. 2
San Francisco
California 94103

P/ 415 863 4569

Represented in Japan by
P/ 03 3496 0745
F/ 03 3496 0747
[email protected]