Who is Mili Fay?

Mili Fay 2014
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Mili Fay graduated from Sheridan College Classical Animation with Honours. Shortly after graduating a tragedy prevented her from joining a studio. In 2011 she created Mili Fay Art to advocate for inclusion, environmental sustainability and quality education.

When she is not working with clients, Mili produces her own artwork and stories.

Current Personal Projects

To Books Page

Mili is seeking a publisher for her epic fantasy series Warriors of Virtue, an adventure, comedy with a touch of romance.

Dragon Lord Malachite is not as dead as he should be. Sighing, Princess Lauraliee stops reading to lead an adventure and prevent world war. If only she did not have to take her younger cousin and sister along…


Rough sketch of the fantasy map of The Land of Ardan, the setting for Warriors of Virtue.

Mili is currently working on creating a storyboard pitch trailer for her fantasy series Warriors of Virtue. You can follow her progress on her new Instagram Page mili.fay.storyboarding.

Mili Fay Art Vision

Support the world one artwork at a time.


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Mili Fay Art Mission

To create imaginative artworks and entertaining stories that bring joy and adventure into everyday lives, and donate a percentage of profits to altruistic organisations.

As Mili Fay Art grows, other artists will be invited to join and support the world one artwork at a time!

Mili Fay's Illustration Process

Illustration Agreement Template — This is an example of a standard Illustration Agreement.

$ — There are two payment options:

  1. Full payment prior to start of project.
  2. Split payment; first instalment paid prior to Researching/Sketching Stage and second prior to Colouring Stage.

Note: There are limited number of revisions. For traditional mediums, the client has no revisions during the painting stage. For complex projects, a Colour Test may be provided prior to the Painting Stage.

Update September 24, 2021:

Please only contact Mili for YA/MG Book Covers, inside illustration artwork, and character design.

Honors and Awards

  • “I will fight for impossible dreams.” — The Little Mermaid received Special Merit Award from The Marketer Magazine’s Art Competition; 2020
  • First Place Professional Winner awarded by Art Instruction Schools in Minneapolis; 2015
  • INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair Presenter — Animals In My Hair; 2014
  • Short-listed by Neil Gaiman — A Calendar of Tales; 2013
  • Second Place Winner awarded by Art Instruction Schools in Minneapolis; 2008
  • Finalist Award awarded by Art Instruction Schools in Minneapolis; 2006
  • OSAP Millennium Scholarship; 2003-2005
  • Semi-finalist of the TELETOON Animation Scholarship Award — Continuing Education; 2004
  • Nominated for John M. McNeill Memorial Award — awarded by Sheridan College; 2003
  • Semi-finalist of the TELETOON Animation Scholarship Award — Mature Student; 2002
  • Charles Schulz ½ Scholarship Award awarded by Art Instruction Schools in Minneapolis; 2002
  • Art Fundamental’s Silver Medal (Ontario Scholar); 2002
  • Forest Hill Lion’s Club Award; 2001
  • Ontario Scholar; 2001

Professional Education

  • Storyboarding for Feature Animation with Alessandra Sorrentino — Schoolism; Course 2022
  • Storyboarding with Kris Pearn — Schoolism; Course 2021
  • Painting with Light and Color with Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo — Schoolism; Course 2020 – 2021
  • How to Draw: Drawing Human Anatomy — The Art of Aaron Blaise; Course 2019
  • Digital Painting with Bobby Chiu — Schoolism; Course 2017
  • Pictorial Composition with Nathan Fowkes — Schoolism; Course 2016
  • Digital Publishing and Design — Ryerson University; Course 2016
  • Art Fundamentals — Art Instruction Schools; Certificate 2008
  • Classical Animation — Sheridan College; Diploma 2005
  • Art Fundamentals — Sheridan College; Certificate 2002

Published Work

#MerMay2019-2022 Sketchbook: 31 Days of Ink and Watercolor Paintings — Published June 25, 2022

One Day at a Time! Journal/Day Planner/Sketchbook for Artists — Published December 18, 2020

Horsing Around: Baby Storybook and Memory Book — Published May 4, 2018

#MythoJuly2017 Sketchbook — Published 2017

  • Softcover Edition 2 published May 4, 2018.
  • Successfully launched on December 10, 2017; #1 Bestseller in Individual Artists and #2 in Greek & Roman on Amazon.

#MerMay2017 Sketchbook — Published 2017

  • Softcover Edition 2 published May 4, 2018.
  • Successfully launched on June 23, 2017: Reaching #1 in several Bestseller categories on Amazon.

The Phantom of the Opera Inktober 2016 Sketchbook — Published 2017

  • Softcover published November 24, 2017.
  • Successfully launched on February 4, 2017: #2 Bestseller in Conceptual and #9 in Animation on Amazon.

Animals In My Hair — Published 2013

  • 5 Star Rating on Amazon; 2018
  • TD Children’s Stage Choice at INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair; 2014
  • Toronto Public Library Collection
  • Brampton Public Library Collection
  • Huntsville Public Library Collection
  • Toronto Zoo

Travelling and Hobbies

Mili lives in Toronto, Canada and she loves to travel. She speaks 2.5 languages and is always studying something. Her favorite hobbies include hiking, skiing, reading, singing, and watching too many TV shows and movies.

Mili Fay's favourite pictures from around the world.

Places she visited:

  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Belgrade, Serbia
  • Divčibare, Serbia
  • Drven Grad, Serbia
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Iceland
  • Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Paris, France
  • Amsterdam, Holland
  • London, England
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Miami, USA
  • New York, USA
  • Seattle, USA
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Holguin, Cuba
  • Varadero, Cuba
  • Montréal, Canada
  • Québec, Canada
  • PEI, Canada


Bennett Ahearn’s 5-star review for the character re-design and illustration of MTG Atraxa character.

“You are a fine artist, and a wonderful person.”

— Dan Hasket
Animator and Designer

“Mili has a gift. She can take a blank page and turn it into magic.”

— Mark Thurman

“This is a magnificently and richly illustrated picture book. The premise is simple, but the execution is divine. Each page is filled with gorgeous illustrations and imbued with concepts such as: counting, colors, and (both familiar and rare) animals. The pace of the story makes it impossible to put down. The tone makes it a joy to read. It is only full of fun and good things. This is probably one of my favorite picture books of all-time.”

— The Picture Book Review
Regarding Animals In My Hair

“Mili Fay has fabulous talent – the theme of the story is captivating, and the illustrations are superb!”

— Annie
One of the five-star Amazon reviews regarding Animals In My Hair

“Mili Fay’s work is as boundless as her imagination. The way she brings her inner worlds to life is both charming and heartfelt.”

— Daniella Demysh
Character Designer

“Mili!!! This is amazing! I love it so much! I’m so happy I got to work with you on this project. If I have any more art needs you’ll be my gal! Thank you so much!”

— Erica
Etsy Customer

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