MIKE DUTTON is an illustrator living in the Bay Area, California. He is best known for his work as a Google Doodler, having created over two hundred doodles in the form of illustrations, animations, and interactive experiences. There was also that silent film acting gig... In addition to doodling, Mike has created artwork for video games, kids publishing, and comics. He is now an illustrator at YouTube, which, yes, has involved drawing cats. Currently, he is working on his second picture book, Food Truck Fest, written by Alexandra Penfold for FSG/MacMillan.
When Mike is not illustrating, he is either painting outdoors, going on adventures with his wife and two young boys in their truck camper, or doing on-site "research" for the food truck book. He doesn't post food pics, but you can follow his Instagram for everything else.
Lectures and Workshops
Mike enjoys sharing his adventures in art as much as he enjoys being on them. He has met with students, children, educators, designers, and all-around good people to share his story and process. Here is a partial list of past engagements:
National Art Education Association conference, 2011
SFMoMA, Doodle4Google Exhibition, 2011
SFMoMA Artists Gallery, Workshop
Ignite Talks Oakland, Adventures in Doodling
CCA - Guest Instructor/Lecturer
Doodle4Google Ireland 2011, Award Ceremony Co-Host
Doodle4Google USA 2011-2014, Workshop
TechTalks at Google, like TedTalks but geekier
YouTube UX Landscape Workshop
If you have a speaking engagement or workshop idea in mind and think Mike would be a good fit for it, he'd love to hear from you! He promises to respond in the first-person.
Chicago Tribune :: Drawing Insight into Google's Doodles (Tribune subscription required)