Mirko Ilić was born in Bosnia. In Europe, he drew comics, illustrations, and art-directed posters, books, and record covers. When he arrived in the U.S. he became the art director of Time Magazine International Edition. Later he became art director of the Op-Ed pages of the New York Times. In 1995 he established his firm Mirko Ilic Corp. His company designs for a wide range of clients, from pro bono organizations to the high luxury hospitality clients. His work is in collections of institutions such as Smithsonian Museum, MoMA San Francisco and MoMA New York. Co-author of the book "The Design of Dissent" with Milton Glaser. And he is a co-author of 10 books with Steven Heller. He also organizes and curates shows and lectures around the world.
The most known of them is the Tolerance Poster Show which appeared more than 115 times in 36 countries around the world. Mirko teaches masters degree illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York.