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THIS IS WHO I AM.

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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.

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THIS IS WHAT I'M MOST PROUD OF.

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image Founder, "We Are All Artists" Project
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THIS IS WHAT I'VE CREATED FOR OTHERS.

For Others

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  • L'Oréal Canada
  • Maybelline Canada
  • McGill University
  • Concordia University
  • Centaur Theatre
  • Montreal Improv
  • Studio 1 Productions
  • Paul Smith's College (NY)
  • And dozens more!
Click here to view specific projects from my portfolio.

THIS IS WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU

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1 LIVE PAINTING
AT YOUR EVENT
events · galas · weddings · conferences · venue openings · product launches · parties · milestones · birthdays · anniversaries
STARTING AT:
$199
2 ARTWORK
FOR YOUR WALLS
private commissions · meaningful gifts · paintings · drawings · mixed media works · internal and external murals · custom items
STARTING AT:
$199
3 GRAPHIC DESIGN
TO PROMOTE YOU
logo design · poster design · business cards · flyers · illustrations · book and CD covers · art direction · concept design · marketing
HOURLY RATE:
$55/h
4 INSPIRING TALKS
FOR YOUR AUDIENCE
keynote speeches · presentations · MC / hosting · main topics: happiness, creativity, productivity · storytelling · improv comedy · poetry
STARTING AT:
$199
5 WORKSHOPS
WITH YOUR STUDENTS
arts empowerment · hands-on activities · community building · creative expression · social issues · cultural diversity · equality
STARTING AT:
$199

THIS IS WHAT I CAN'T DO FOR YOU.

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5 things I can't do for you:

THIS IS WHAT MY CLIENTS THINK OF ME.

"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."

Adrienne Hiles, MA
Digital Communications
Specialist
Dallas Bentley
Communications and
Publications Manager
Eryn Fitzgerald
Community Relations -
School of Extended Learning
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THIS IS WHERE I'VE BEEN FEATURED.

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THIS IS WHY I DO IT ALL.

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

THIS IS HOW I GIVE BACK.

Dans la rue Read more about this artwork in my portfolio by clicking here.

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."

Sue Medleg
Coordinator of Development
& Volunteering - Dans la rue

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