Myriam Wares is a French-Canadian illustrator from Montreal. Her work touches on a variety of themes, notably natural sciences and technology, mythology and surrealism, as well as contemporary social issues. With a rich but subtle layering of textures and the dramatic use of lighting, she creates warm, surrealistic scenes that draw viewers into a world of wonder.
Initially a self-taught artist, she later completed her professional training in illustration at Montreal’s Dawson College. After a short period of in-house work, she decided to launch her freelance business. Since then, she has worked with clients from around the world, on projects ranging from packaging design to editorial illustration, publishing and advertising. Her work has been recognized and awarded by organizations such as Communication Arts, World Illustration Awards and 3x3 Magazine​​​​​​​
Awards & Nominations
Communication Arts illustration award, annual nº62
World Illustration Awards, 2021
3x3 Magazine illustration award - Annual nº17, nº18
Creative Quarterly nº63, nº67
CSS Design Awards 2021, Website of the year  - In collaboration with Dept Agency & Dogstudio
Applied Arts Illustration Award, 2020, 2021
Awwwards, honorable mention, Site of the day
Nomination – CSS Design Awards 2021, Website of the year  - In collaboration with Hands Agency
Nomination – National Magazine Awards, 2021
Nomination – The British Science Fiction Association Award for Artwork
Press & Media