Mike Butkus is an international, award-winning conceptual artist for the movie and gaming industry with over 30 years of experience. Known in the business as a consummate professional, his creativity and restless imagination has been sought after by clients such as Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Warner Bros., Showtime, Amazon Prime and many more. Mike has worked on more than 5000 movies, tv, gaming, books and toy-design projects. If you've seen it, he's probably worked on it.
His artistic abilities appeared early in life along with some savvy entrepreneurial instincts. At the age of eight, he was commissioned by fellow classmates for drawings of Annie Fanny, tanks and hotrods for 50¢ a pop. By the end of the year, Mike was able to save enough money to buy his very own bike. After high school, Mike bounced around college as a biochemistry major but the artistic bones in his body just wouldn't stop rattling. He decided to give Otis College of Art and Design a try then later transferred to the Art Center in Pasadena. Before graduating, Mike was offered a full-time position as an illustrator at a major movie agency. Being the stereotypical starving art student living off of beer and ramen, Mike quickly accepted. After a couple of years with the agency, Mike's restless nature was too much to ignore. He decided to set off on his own as a freelance artist, allowing himself the freedom to establish his own hours, travel and to later, spend more time with his amazing family. Mike has never looked back since.
Some projects I've worked on:
Ready Player One, Logan, Deadpool, Troll Hunter, Jurassic World, A wrinkle in Time, Venom, Punisher,Lady Bird,Star Wars, Sunshine, SCR, Little One, Black Night, Paddington Bear, Maniac, Queen, Highwaymen, Akil, Ballers, borderland, Counterpart, ITonya, life, NBC America, Six, Fear, Fran, Fargo, HBO Ballers, HBO Leftovers, HBO Game of Thrown's season 6, HBO Game of Thrown's season 7 HBO Brink, HBO, Veep, HBO looking, Fantastic Beasts and where to find them, Berlin, 2016 X men,Biker, Inside Out, Following, Katie, Ghost Busters, Maze Runners, Hero 6, Orange is the new Black, Strain, SMO, New Vacation, New Dusk till Dawn series, Hateful 8, Gotham, Clue, Penny Dreadful, Marco Polo, Race, BFG, Killing, JJ.K, Pan, East high, Zootopia, EX, Married, Beauty and the Beast, Wet hot Summer, Last Man on earth, Forrest, Boarder lands, Morgan,London has Fallen, King Arthur, NBC, line up, Paper Towns,Roots Pirates new, Violet, Secrets, Martian, Space,Bill, CIA, Best Friends, Yorbee, Peabody, Penguins of Madagascar, NFL, SI,S2,S3 and 4 Jack, Black list,Purge, Black Mass, Man from Uncle, Comedians, American Horror all seasons, Crimson tide, Gangs of LA, Bates Motel s1 & s2, Aria, Empire Boardwalk, LA. Kiss,Game of Thrones theatrical and animated lore, True Blood, Board to Death, Mildred Pierce, Men in Black, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer, Dark Shadows, Money Ball, Green Lantern, Phineas & Ferb, OZ, Resident Evil, R.I.P., Clash of the Titans, Neighborhood Watch, Gulliver’s Travels, After Earth, Oblivion, Django, Wolverine, X Men, Political, Rush, Alcatraz, Devils, Barbie, End of Nation, Liberation, Memphis, Parental Guidance, Person of Interest,DOG, Prey, R3, Lord of the Rings, Glee, NBC Olympics, Two Guns, American Horror S1, Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, Battleship, Doomsday Preppers, Christmas Story, Defiance, Cult, Fast and the Furious, Fringe, Dudes, Elementary, Candle, 666 Park Ave, Beautiful Creatures, Batman gaming, EverQuest, Pixar’s Infinity, Mockingbird, Sly, Xcom, Mad Men, Assassin’s Creed game art, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Star Wars gaming, Star Wars movies, Star Wars style guides, Philomena, Biased, Tammy, Equalizer, XBOX, Lego, Divergent, Townies, Human, Sons of Anarchy, Sunny in, H & G, Bonnie and Clyde, DC online, Lord of the Rings online, Everquest online, Marvel comics online, Dungeons and Dragons online, New Spiderman movie, New Xcom, New Batman online and game, Mortal Combat, Maid Evil, Blue Water, Heroes, Twiley, Davinci, Final Fantasy, Brandx TV show, Assassin’s Creed online, Lanard Toys, Bones, X Men Movie 2, Star Wars comics, Star Wars character design, Star Wars books and posters,New X men, GOT 5.