Miguel Porlan is an illustrator from Barcelona. His work focus on editorial illustration, 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 work for Thew 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 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. At present, he’s based in Barcelona working as a freelance illustrator.

Contact: miguel@miguelporlan.com

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

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


· Society of Illustrators - Gold Medal (63). Selected (59, 60, 61, 62).
· Communication Arts - 2014, 2015.
· American Illustration - AI 33, AI 36, AI 37.


· 2022 - Máster en ilustración Editorial y Publicitaria. Labasad, Barcelona.
· 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.