It's nice to meet you.
My name is Aquil Virani and I'm a Montreal-based artist, designer and speaker. I was born and raised in Vancouver before moving to Montreal to attend McGill University. After four years, I received a BA in Philosophy and Marketing with the J.W. McConnell Major Scholarship.
I hope you enjoy the rest of my story.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
AT YOUR EVENT
|events · galas · weddings · conferences · venue openings · product launches · parties · milestones · birthdays · anniversaries||
FOR YOUR WALLS
|private commissions · meaningful gifts · paintings · drawings · mixed media works · internal and external murals · custom items||
TO PROMOTE YOU
|logo design · poster design · business cards · flyers · illustrations · book and CD covers · art direction · concept design · marketing||
FOR YOUR AUDIENCE
|keynote speeches · presentations · MC / hosting · main topics: happiness, creativity, productivity · storytelling · improv comedy · poetry||
WITH YOUR STUDENTS
|arts empowerment · hands-on activities · community building · creative expression · social issues · cultural diversity · equality||
"It's simply a pleasure to work with Aquil. He has elevated our visual identity with his extremely creative mind, consistently producing exceptional work for us. You can always rely on him to deliver projects on-time and on-budget. In a word, he's impressive, don't work with anyone else."
"You're signing up for a creative, engaging person when you accept Aquil onto your team. People simply feel that the personality, attitude and spirit of Aquil's work inevitably boost the professionalism of their efforts, and they reengage Aquil as a result."
"From start to finish, it was a pleasure to work with Aquil. He listened closely and ultimately delivered artwork that captured all of our needs beautifully while making an impact with his unique style. Aquil is a master of creating great working relationships and his commitment to his clients is unmatched."
I live for creativity ·
I live for moments of inspiration when a brilliant idea surfaces in my mind ·
I live for the smiles on clients faces when they see an art commission for the first time ·
I live for the hours that pass by without me noticing because I'm so engaged in my work ·
I live for the pride my mother feels when she sees one of my creations ·
I live for the idea that we can spend hours of our lives doing what makes us happy ·
I live for the satisfying weight of a fully completed sketchbook ·
I live for the infinitude of results that are possible with a paintbrush ·
I live for the surprise and satisfaction that emerges when someone is unexpectedly proud of their doodle ·
I live for the awe I feel when viewing other artists' works ·
I live for the applause of inspired audiences ·
I live for the enthusiasm of students who believe in themselves ·
I live for the nervous rush of live painting ·
I live for the next project ·
I live for creativity
As one example, I created a live painting for the annual fundraising gala of Dans la rue, an organization that helps homeless and at-risk youth in Montreal.
"Aquil is professional, flexible and delivers the goods. He embraced our work and brought it to life on a canvas, all to the delight of our partners, stakeholders and guests. Aquil uses all of his creative and graphic talents to embody the vision of his clients."
Canada’s Self Portrait is a collaborative art project about who we are and what we stand for as Canadians. We asked over 800 participants from all 13 provinces and territories to fill out a one-page worksheet that includes a quick drawing about Canadian identity. Those sketches were re-produced and integrated into a larger artwork that will be displayed at the Canadian Museum of Immigration in 2016!