Ola Volo (BFA, Emily Carr University) is a Canadian illustrator from Kazakhstan with a distinctive style drawn from history, multiculturalism and folklore. Her intricate works bring animals, people, architecture and nature together to articulate diverse stories rich with symbolism and elaborate forms. Ola creates winding narratives that lovingly acknowledge the subtleties of human nature while celebrating the little surprises of everyday life.

Her work is widely recognized for its inventiveness and imaginative gesture; every character is full of spirited personality and inhabits a dynamic environment. Her work also lends itself often to the public realm with several of her murals helping to shape and beautify outdoor spaces in Vancouver. As well as creating commissions for a wide range of international clients including Starbucks, Honda, LuluLemon and TED, Volo also finds time to do her own gallery artwork and book projects.

Selected Client List
Starbucks Honda TELUS
TED Lululemon DDB Canada
Taxi Adverting MOGO POCKO Advertising
Simons HootSuite Native Shoes
Vancouver Opera Saje Wellness VCC College
Emily Carr University City of Vancouver BC Transit
Coast Capital Savings ENI Doan's Craft Brewery
Artslandia MAG Computer Arts MAG Montreal MURAL Festival
Vancouver Folk Music Festival SODO Track Dragon Boast Festival
FFTT Festival Up Here Festival Vancouver Mural Festival