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Matthew Daley
Photo by Lindsay Gibb
Matthew Daley is an award-winning illustrator and comic artist. A graduate of Sheridan College's Interpretive Illustration program, Matthew works with clients to create editorial illustrations, character design for video games and animation, event posters, logo design, and advertising. Most recently, his work was celebrated in a retrospective gallery show of his gig posters, which included work for clients such as Devo, The New Pornographers, The Residents, and The Polaris Awards. He is currently producing Assorted Baggage (link), a weekly webcomic about all the things you can find in bags.

Selected Clients
The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Toronto Star, David Carson Design, The Office of Gilbert Li, The Ryerson Review of Journalism, Yale Medicine, Avenue Magazine, Taddle Creek, The Revue Cinema, TV Ontario, The Dairy Board of Canada, Art With Impact, Quench Magazine, Brunico Communications, This Magazine, Reader's Digest, Warner Brothers Records, Massey Hall, Broken Pencil, Spacing Magazine, Luminato Festival, Baltimore Style, California Real Estate, The Seattle Stranger, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, American Lawyer Magazine, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Quill & Quire, Maclean's, Cottage Life, Canadian Living, Exclaim

Gallery Shows
Paper Pushers-Feb 2020, Gallery 1988, Los Angeles
Weird Al group show-Dec 2019, Gallery 1988, Los Angeles
MLB x Gallery 1988 group show-Nov 2019, Gallery 1988, Los Angeles
Hey Kids! Posters! solo show-Oct/Nov 2019, Hashtag Gallery, Toronto
Off Brand group show-Oct. 2019, Northern Contemporary, Toronto
Crazy 4 Cult 13 group show-Sept/Oct 2019, Gallery 1988, Los Angeles
The 90's group show-May/June 2019, Gallery 1988, Los Angeles
Myths, Monsters & Machines group show-Sept/Oct 2018, Northern Contemporary, Toronto
Focus Features group show, Sept/Oct 2017, Gallery 1988, Los Angeles
All Day Breakfast group show, July 2017-Northern Contemporary, Toronto
How Did This Get Made? group show-June 2017, Gallery 1988, Los Angeles
My Petite Bourgeois Revolution group show-May 2017, Northern Contemporary, Toronto
Off Panel group show-Nov/Dec 2016, Nuvango Gallery, Toronto
Started From The Bottom group show-August 2016, Northern Contemporary, Toronto
Hollywood: The Art of the Movie Poster group show-June 2016, Northern Contemporary, Toronto
PHONOGRAPHIC: 100 Album Covers x 100 Comic Creators group show-May 2016, Nuvango Gallery, Toronto
Bad Ass Canucks, EH? group show-July 2015, Steamwhistle Gallery, Toronto
Toronto Draws Tintin group show-Nov. 2011, Steamwhistle Gallery, Toronto
Lonely Robots group show-July 2009, Magic Pony, Toronto
Illustration at b42 group show-Dec 2008-Feb 2009, b42 Gallery, Oakville Ontario

Awards
Joe Shuster Awards-Gene Day Award Winner 2013
Creative Quarterly 45-46-Illustration: Professional: Runner Up
Creative Quarterly 27-Illustration: Professional: Winner
Illustration West 45-Merit Winner
Creative Quarterly 19-Illustration: Professional: Runner Up
International Regional Magazine Association Awards 2006-Illustration Silver

Media
Animations of Strategy Agency of the Year Award Characters
Speech Bubble Podcast interview
Toronto Standard interview
Quill and Quire Q&A
Open Book Q&A

"Matthew's illustrations are leading edge. I give him only a brief outline of what is required and he always provides creative concepts exactly what we have envisioned. I plan on using Matthew many times for future assignments."
Gerald Heydens, Art Director

"Matthew is a fantastic illustrator, with one-of-a-kind style and creative approach. He provided us with great illustrations for a mobile application and worked with us every step of the way to deliver the final versions. Pleasure to work with."
Valentine Makhouleen, Creative Director at New Media Studio

"Matthew has been contributing cover illustrations for Realscreen's annual Global 100 issue, which features a listing of the Top 100 international production companies as chosen by Realscreen readers, since 2006. Matthew's illustrations, both for us and for other clients, are exceptionally creative, eye-catching and unfailingly unique."
Barry Walsh, Editor and Content Director, Realscreen Magazine
Matthew Daley
Photo by Lindsay Gibb