Who am I?

My name is Michael Yakutis (Ya-koo-tis). I’ve been working as a story artist since 2010. In the early years my career largely consisted of comic book work. Over time I started doing more and more storyboard work, which I find to be greatly rewarding. I mostly work for ad agencies, but not exclusively. I’ve had the privilege of working some amazing clients and national brands, for which I’m incredibly grateful.

My late uncle, Tom Yakutis, worked as a senior animator and art director for studios such as Warner Bros and Hanna-Barbera back in the 70s and 80s; his influence has been a major inspiration in my art career since I was a kid.

I live in central California with my lovely wife. We are the proud parents of two amazing twin girls that bring us an endless supply of joy and inspiration each and every day. We also have a Chiweenie, but I admit he’s a little crazy.