Mick Walsh

B.F.A Cum Laude
Northern Illinois University

International Forum of Visual

My studio is located in the Midwest, but I have enjoyed over 35 years in the advertising, marketing, and creative arts industry both nationally and internationally. I have a passion for design, art, and illustration. As such, I am a featured speaker or panelist at national and regional industry conferences and workshops presenting creative best practices. I was an award winning medical cartoonist/ medical illustrator / and surgical photographer for Mercy Medical and previously owned and operated my own design studio and advertising agency in Denver—with satellite offices in Dallas and Phoenix.
I was also Vice President of Creative for GEM, a global design agency based in Minneapolis, with offices in 11 cities worldwide. Some of my advertising campaign clients have included British Petroleum, American Express, Boeing, Best Buy, 3M and the University of Phoenix.

In 2012, a whiteboard video which I illustrated and developed characters for, won Best Video and People’s Choice awards at the North American Sustainability Conference in Toronto, Canada.

Introduced to the concept of visual recording in 2013, I started SketchBIZ, LLC the same year. I have since had the honor of providing Visual Recorder services for a wide range of businesses, including Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center, Secura Insurance, Dell Computer Global, Coors Brewery, Sanofi Pharma, and The Smithsonian in D.C.

Bottom line—I’m a well seasoned and well-traveled, business savvy Visual Recorder, Storyboard Illustrator, and Animated Video Artist who would love to help you achieve great results with your next meeting, event, or project.

Just call or email to chat!


“Observe everything, communicate well, draw, draw, draw.”

Frank Thomas—Walt Disney Animator