Paul Micich tells stories without words through his art and music.
Micich’s work has earned him Gold and Silver awards from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles. His work has been chosen to be in illustration annuals for Communication Arts magazine, The Society of Illustrators (New York) and Spectrum International Annual for Fantastic Art. He has received a Citation of Excellence from the National Addy Awards Competition, several Addys (including Best Illustration Addy) from the advertising Professionals of Des Moines and Silver and Bronze awards from the Advertising Professionals of Kansas City. The Art Directors Association of Iowa has awarded Micich’s work several Silver (Best of Category) awards. His work has also been included in Print Regional Design Annuals.
Micich has created four murals for libraries in Iowa: Norwalk Public Library, Pleasant Hill Public Library and Greenwood and Hubbell School Libraries in Des Moines.
Micich’s illustrated edition of the book, "The Littlest Angel," has sold over 1.4 million copies. His illustrated book, "She Taught Me to Eat Artichokes," by Mary Kay Shanley, has been a regional best-seller. Micich illustrated "The Memory Box" and "Rhythm of the Seasons," also picture books with stories written by Mary Kay Shanley
PARTIAL ILLUSTRATION CLIENT LIST
The Atlantic Monthly, Sony Records, RCA-BMG Records, Kemin Industries, The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Broderbund Software, Chilli’s Restaurants, Campbell’s Soup, Macy’s, The American Legion, Proprietary Financial Services, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Principal Financial Services, Meredith Corp., Thoughtful Books, Holt Reinhart Wilson, Children’s Press, Ideals Publishing, Avon Books, Albert Whitman Publishing, Perfection Learning, Drake University, The University of Iowa, Iowa Public Television, The Kansas City Symphony
WORLD PORT is an Emmy winning band that plays their original world-view instrumental music, inspired by global styles and grooves, combined with the freedom of a jazz jam. They've recorded five CDs of their original music. Composer Paul Micich says, “Although we speak world music with our own accent, we reach deep for the heart of it, the story woven into it, every step of the way.”