Daniel is an award-winning editorial illustrator and author based in Bogotá, Colombia.

As an illustrator, his work mainly focuses in conceptual images for book covers, and top selling newspapers and magazines.

As an author/illustrator, he is deeply inspired by his interests in semiotics, linguistics and any other manifestation of the broader meaning of language. Among other accolades, his recent and first published graphic novel, Gravity, was awarded the Gold Medal  in the Book category from The Society of Illustrators in New York.  

He frequently runs workshops  and lectures around his country.  When ideas doesn't come, he takes a walk around nearby parks around his home, sits still  in a bench and contemplates all the quiet people having their time. Then ideas arrive.

Always take a walk.

Contact

studio@lifeisanillusion.com

Clients Include

The New Yorker | US
The Economist  | UK
Penguin Random House NY | US
The Washington Post | US
The Sunday Times | UK
The Boston Globe | US
The Lancet | UK
WeTransfer | AMS
Guideposts | US
Commercial Observer | US
Vanderbilt University | US
Robb Report | US
Amagord | ESP
The American Lawyer | US
El Malpensante | CO
Editorial Norma | CO
Picame | IT
Vice | CO
Pacifista | CO
El Espectador | CO

Honors and Awards

Gold Medal 2020 Society of Illustrators
American Illustration 2020 
Communication Arts Award of Excellence 2020
World Illustration Awards Shortlist 2020
Best Books of the Year Lista Arcadia
Communication Arts 61 Shortlist - 2019
3x3 Honorable Mention 2018
Bronze Medal - LAD Awards - 2018
Communication Arts 60 Shortlist - 2018
Society of Illustrators 60 - 2018
3x3 Honorable Mention - 2017
Communication Arts 58 - 2017
Society of Illustrators 59 - 2017
Lápiz de Acero 2017 Finalist
Lápiz de Acero 2016 Finalist
Lürzer's Archive 200 Best Illustrators
Worldwide 2016-2017
American Illustration 35
Latin American Illustration 4



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