We are Sandy Pell and Steve Pell, commercial mural artists, and illustrators based in beautiful Vancouver, Canada.

 

Together, we’ve developed an art style that has grabbed global attention for its ability to transform blank spaces into remarkable places. Since we began our collaboration in 2014, many clients, design firms, and commercial illustration agencies have hired us to fulfill their specific illustration requirements, and we’ve never disappointed them. During that time, we’ve collaborated with numerous global brands including Boeing Canada, Hootsuite, Clearly Contacts, Ideon Agency for Parker Residences (New York), Maricich Health for L.A Care Health Plan (Los Angeles), City of Vancouver, Royal Canadian Mint and others.

Our art has garnered a reputation among the interior design community and have since contributed to winning awards for the Top 10 of the World’s Coolest Offices, The Top 10 Coolest Offices in Canada, and SHINE Annual IDIBC Awards of Excellence by the Interior Designers Institute of BC. Recently, we were both selected by Lürzer’s Archive as two of the Top 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2016/2017, the celebrated creative resource for advertising professionals worldwide.

But this all said, we’d love to work with you. Connect today!

Sandy Pell & Steve Pell

Selected Client List

 

Custom, Large-Scale Murals

Boeing Canada, Clearly, Hootsuite, Allocadia, Elastic Path, Mobify, xMatters, Kafka’s Coffee & Tea for Vancouver Mural Festival, Kitsilano BIA for City of Vancouver, Fusion Projects, Kranky Cafe, Musette Caffe, Kaufman Lofts and others.

Commercial Illustrations

Clearly, Royal Canadian Mint, Ideon Agency (New York) for Parker Residences, Maricich Health (Los Angeles) for L.A Care Health Plan, Skevik Skis, Hootsuite, Threadless T-Shirts and others

We Love Them; They Love Us!

 

Scott Littlejohn
Creative Director, Maricich Health and L.A Care Health Plan

From kicking the project off to the final delivery Steve and Sandy exemplified professionalism at its best. Working with Steve and Sandy was an absolute pleasure, all our deadlines were met even under high expectations. Once we spoke with Steve and Sandy their easy-going manner, smart questions and quick response to our needs made it easy to highly recommend them for the project. Having seen their work highlighted in a LinkedIn article, we were drawn to their uniquely eye-catching, vibrant and engaging style. It showed great originality along with a polished sense of craft. The next time we have a project that fits Steve and Sandy’s style we would look at hiring them again, and would also recommend them to our peers.

Jane McFadden
Executive Director, Kitsilano 4th Ave Business Association West 4th BIA, City of Vancouver

The #kitswings mural that Sandy and Steve Pell created within our neighbourhood has been quickly received as a new “landmark” in our City. Public Art/Murals provide space with a reason for destination, to share and to stay longer – all goals of our Business Association and all of the reasons we wanted the mural up. There has been a huge increase to the intersection of the entrance to our neighbourhood as a result of the now beautified space. Tourism Vancouver has requested they add it to their website as a way of letting tourists visiting Vancouver (millions of them!) know what is in our neighbourhood, Kitsilano. The hashtag has been created and seeing on average 15 posts a day on instagram alone since the mural was installed, thus taking the exposure to an even wider reach of people. Sandy and Steve were absolutely amazing to work with and we look forward to creating more beautified spaces within our neighbourhood!

Sasha Walker
Public Relations & Community, Clearly

Sandy Pell and Steve Pell were a pleasure to work with. They were professional, communicative, creative and they got a big job done in a short period of time. Clearly commissioned them to design an interactive floor mural that would help us to celebrate World Sight Day, an annual celebration of awareness for blindness and vision impairment. The ask was to create an eye-catching, optical illusion mural to remind the public of the importance of our vision and its perception of the world around us. Sandy and Steve were quick to deliver on that ask and created a massive vinyl floor mural that brought our vision and our brand to life in the short period of time. More than an estimated 46,000 visitors walked through the Vancouver building and saw the mural, and we had nearly 5 million media impressions which included their commercial illustration artwork. I would highly recommend working with Sandy and Steve for any creative illustration needs.

Harry Chemko
Co-founder & CEO, Elastic Path Software

Our office seemed to be missing something when we first moved in… but all that changed with the help of Steve and Sandy.  Filling an entire central wall, the custom mural they created is our featured art piece, a great backdrop for group photos, and an attention grabber for visitors when they see it for the first time.  The creative work they did is fantastic and really helps to bring Elastic Path’s brand and values to life.”

Nick Boyd
Principal, Fusion Projects

Sandy and Steve Pell did an amazing job with our Mural, Inertia, depicting the  Nautilus shell. It represents nature’s perfection in architecture and truly compliments the Fusion office. Evidently, architecture is a grand fraction of our culture we commonly admire to raise upon discussion. Our visitors never fail to notice the mural and when they do, they are in awe – speaking of its character and the harmony it sheds which are aligned with the nature of our design and construction business. Since our initial introduction to Sandy and Steve during the initial Hootsuite project, witnessing the wonderful work they continue to do, I am confident in Sandy and Steve’s continued success. Two innovative talented visionary artists who will magnify many surfaces to come.

Aaron Kafka
Owner, Kafka’s Coffee and Tea Front Facade

Last August Sandy and Steve Pell painted a phenomenal mural on the face of my cafe. The value the mural has added is unimaginable. They essentially recreated my brand, gave the front a face lift, and helped me continue to entrench my business into the community.  The results have shown themselves in a generous increase in sales and online traffic. Their reputation for being creative, passionate, honest, and fun to work with holds true. I plan on working with them again in the future and am excited how they can help other businesses.

Kafka's Coffee & Tea Mural - 2016 Vancouver Mural Festival

Work Featured in…

 

Luerzer’s Archive, Creative Bloq, USA Today, Mashable, Abduzeedo, Behance, The Globe and Mail, HR Magazine, Azure Design Magazine, Tech City News UK , Cat Skiing Canada, Scout Magazine, Daily Hive, Workopolis, Glass Door, HuffPost, Canadian Press, Techvibes, Vancouver Sun, BC Business, Georgia Straight, Vancouver Magazine, Independent Skiing Magazine and more.

“This summer, the outdoor shopping mall and restaurant zone along West 4th Avenue was jazzed up by a shimmering, massive mural!”
~ The Georgia Straight

“There’s a 40 foot wings mural in Kitsilano that you need on your Instagram! What was once a blank canvas on the side of building 1817 on West 4th Avenue, is now one of the city’s most beautiful murals.”
~ Daily Hive

“LOOK: The Vancouver Selfie Spot of the Summer #kitswings. If you’ve passed by the corner of Burrard and West 4th any time in the last month, you’ll have noticed an incredible set of 40 foot gold-flaxen wings; the newest mural in the city that has ‘instagram-worthy’ shot written all over it.
~ Rock 101

“If you’ve been to the Hootsuite HQ boardroom, to Kafka’s Coffee & Tea, Boeing Canada, or by the utility box on Maple and West 4th you’ve seen the duo’s work already.”
~ Miss 604

“Hootsuite’s amazing boardroom mural is based on a real encounter with a great horned owl. Inspired by an unexpected encounter with a great horned owl in Vancouver’s Stanley Park, husband and wife team Steve and Sandy Pell completed this mural for Hootsuite’s new boardroom in just two and a half days.”
~ Creative Bloq

Luerzers Archive Print

Accolades

 

Selected as two of the 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide, Lürzer’s Archive 2016/17 – 2017

Georgia Straight – Winner of Best New Mural on the West – 2017

Wacom Gallery Featured Artists: Sandy Pell and Steve Pell – 2017

Behance Curated Illustration Gallery Feature Artists: Sandy Pell and Steve Pell – 2016

Daily Inspiration Featured Artist #2329 on Abduzeedo – 2016

Threadless T-shirts – Selected Feature Artist – October 2015

The Top 10 Coolest Offices in Canada by Workopolis – 2014

10 of the World’s Coolest Offices by Tech City UK – Tech City News – 2013

SHINE: Annual IDIBC Awards of Excellence 2013 for Interior Design with SSDG Interiors – 2013

Photo by Rosie Gabrielle
Photo: @rosiegabrielle