Commission Portrait by Michael Ulm Illustrations


Whether you are looking to dress up your social media avatar or commission a portrait of a friend or loved one, you can now commission a ShopColumbia artist to create a custom portrait for you in their distinct style. Choose from the various portrait options including: above the shoulders or above the waist.


  • Digital portrait only. Customers are welcome to print to print the portrait after completion.
  • Artist is able to create a portrait commission with the additional options above shoulders, above the waist with or without an additional prop, person, pet or hand-lettered text.
  • Customers can request a portrait in the style of any of the example images
  • Estimated production time frame: 7-10 days
  • Once a portrait is purchased, ShopColumbia staff will follow up to verify the commission details and request a photo or photos to provide the artists. Once completed, ShopColumbia will email the final portrait.
  • Please note that most artists are either in school or recent alumni and their availability may change at any time. If for any reason the artist is unable to complete the commission, ShopColumbia staff will refund the customer or suggest an alternate available artist.
  • If you are an academic department or business and are interested in having multiple portraits created of your staff, please email [email protected] for bulk commissions.

Artist Major: Illustration ’19

Artist Statement:  Mike Ulm is an Illustration Alumni from the Chicago Suburbs. He graduated in 2019 after taking classes in concept art, comics, and commercial illustration. His influences include video games, comics, music, and other forms of entertainment. Mike enjoys utilizing his array of styles to work with clients on merchandise, concept art, promotional illustrations, and even Youtube thumbnails online.

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