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Artist / Illustrator
Michael Salvador is a visual artist with a technical/scientific illustration background. He works mainly in digital media, grounded on his traditional arts training. A graduate of Sheridan College's Bachelor of Applied Arts (Illustration), his experience in the field includes positions in the Toronto Transit Commission and Bombardier Aerospace in Montreal. Currently he is a freelance illustrator/designer based in Toronto, Canada.
Graphic Design and Illustration
Bombardier Aerospace - Technical Illustrator (Fulltime) • February 2011 - June 2014 • Created educational graphics & animations for pilot & aircraft maintenance training. Involved in eLearning & print. Regular use of 3D models for reference Direct Access Marketing - Product Illustrations (Freelance) • November 2010 - March 2011 • Created a series of full color illustrations for a product catalogue. Total of 12 full colour illustrations TODA (Design Firm) - Toothbrush Illustrations (Freelance) • October 2010 - November 2010 • Rendered series of toothbrush illustrations for a major toothbrush company for use in market research Toronto Transit - Technical Illustrator (Fulltime Contract) • May 2010 - October 2010 / April 2009 - August 2009 • Created instructional illustrations for bus, streetcar & heavy machinery operator training courses. Developed new graphic style for updated manual covers Sheridan College - Student Tutor (Part-time) • January 2010 - April 2010 • Tutored underclassmen in digital & traditional art Resource Magazine - Illustrator (Freelance) • January 2010 - April 2010 • Created spot illustrations for spring 2010 issue DIAC & IIDEX/Neocon Canada - Guest Illustrator • April 2009 - August 2009 • Created illustrations as one of 25 Cross -disciplinary experts in a design charrette for the "Design Industry Advisory Committee" & "National Design & Architecture Expo & Conference" Newfanglers Art Festival - Artist • August 2008 • Exhibited, managed, & sold personal works of art