Miguel Porlan is an illustrator from Barcelona whose work focuses on editorial illustration, posters and records design.

In each work seeks to tell something with the voice that best enhances his narrative intentions. To make this possible, he often works together with close collaborators that allows him expand the possible solutions of a project.

He is a frequent visual contributor to The New York Times, usually works for The New Yorker and has worked for Pentagram, The Washington Post, Wired, The Guardian, Le Monde, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Ajuntament de Barcelona, among others.
Throughout his career, his work has been recognized by the Bolivia BICeBé Poster Biennial, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, Premis Junceda and ADG Laus.

He currently works from his studio in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona) and combines his work as a freelance illustrator with teaching in different schools and occasional workshops.

Contact: miguel@miguelporlan.com

Instagram: @miguelporlan.com
Facebook: @miguelporlan.com

Represented in U.S. by Purple Rain Illustrators
Ella Lupo: ella@purplerainillustrators.com

Awards and recognition:

· BICebé Bolivia Poster Biennal (3rd prize 2023)
· ADG Laus (Bronze 2023)
· Society of Illustrators - Gold Medal (63). Selected (59, 60, 61, 62).
· Communication Arts - 2014, 2015, 2020, 2023.
· American Illustration - AI 33, AI 36, AI 37.
· The New York Times The Year in Illustration (2022).
· Premis Junceda (2021).


· 2023 - Dibuix i cartells de cinema (workshop).
  Taller Fosforito, Barcelona.
· 2023 - Disseny de portades de discos il·lustrades (workshop).
  TIF, Tarrragona 
Illustration Fest.
· 2022 - Postgrado en Estrategias Creativas en Ilustración y Comunicación Visual.
  ESDI, Barcelona.
· 2022 - Máster en ilustración Editorial y Publicitaria.
  Labasad, Barcelona. Currently on
· 2020 - Serie de spots (workshop).
  Lapis, Txalapa, México.
· 2019 - Serie de spots (workshop.
  Espai brut, Barcelona, Spain.
· 2016 - Spots (workshop).
  Estación Diseño, Granada, Spain.
· 2015 - Mucho tiempo y poca prisa (workshop).
  The Room, A Coruña, Spain.
· 2012 - Habla menos, di más (workshop with Magoz and Miguel Montaner).
  Blanc Festival, Barcelona, Spain.

Photo by Marc Bordons.