Miguel is an illustrator from Barcelona. His work focuses on editorial illustrations, posters, records, and personal projects. In each of his images, he seeks to tell something with the voice that best enhances his narrative intentions.

He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and has worked for other publications such as The New Yorker, Pentagram, The Boston Globe, Time, The Washington Post, Wired, The Guardian, Le Monde, and Süddeutsche Zeitung, among others.
His work has been recognized by various organizations including the Society of Illustrators (Gold Medal 2020), American Illustration, and Communication Arts. In 2009, he received the Injuve Creación Joven award granted by the Spanish Ministry of Equality.

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:

· 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.