photo Photography by Torsten Drever
A Filipino/Italian illustrator living in Berlin.

I dabbled forever in art and many of its malformed afterbirths before finally taking a shot in editorial illustration,
which I couldn't be more happy with.

My style is a bastard of 1930 goldenage surrealism and 2019 vector art dilettantism. I like bright colors telling me terrible things.
Favorite subjects to draw center timeless topics such as power, money, science, death, love and fried chicken.

Outside of work you usually find me developing vegan recipes, losing at overcomplicated board games or starring at a dead tree, hallucinating.
(I wanted to say something more interesting than reading.)

Waste no time...drop a line!
hi@madebyari.com


Clients

BMW Austria / Mercedes Austria / T-Mobile / Erste Bank & Sparkasse / Red Bull / Barbie / REWE Group / Thalia / Beyond Carnism / MS Dockville / Millerntor Gallery / Jugend Forscht / Immofinanz / Gärtner Möbelhaus / New York Magazine / The Guardian / OUT Magazine / Wirtschaftswoche / DIE ZEIT / GQ Germany / Die Presse / My Toys / Van der Bellen / KOSMOS


Agencies

Wynken, Blynken & Nod / Jung von Matt / PKP BBDO / Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann / Zimmermann Editorial /


Currently working at


Awards & Features

Cannes Young Lions (2015, 2016) / Illustration Friday (2x) /
Adobe Students / Illustration Age / Digital Arts Magazine /
Medium /The Association of Illustrators / PAGE /
Design made in Germany / Millerntor Gallery / VÖZ Best Team /
Loves Me, Loves Me Not / A number of oscars (Which is technically correct, because zero is a number)


Dream Projects I would love
to work on

Liquor packaging / Textile or wallpaper Pattern / Gold bars /
Matagot Inis 3th Edition / Vegan restaurants that will pay in food / Hamburg postage stamp / Anything plant related


Proving that I have a life outside of work on Instagram

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Latest tweet

Make vector art brimming with soul in Adobe Illustrator with @Made_ByAri
https://t.co/CIZmQcg9ou

Styx, 20x41", 2020. #digitalart #digitalillustration #GraphicDesign #posterdesign #poster

Hello Design Twitter, if you are a POC designer, illustrator, UX, visual designer and motion designer based in London (or anywhere in the UK 🇬🇧 ). Some friends and I are putting together a community for us to get together, share resources, teach, learn, get hired & join forces.

I am excited to announce that my blog is officially launched! I'll share the process and the idea behind each of the new illustrations coming out! Stay tuned!
https://t.co/62oBg0NRO5

So amazing seeing how many people are loving @Murugiah_ newest pieces - been an absolute pleasure seeing this artist grow and grow over the past few months. 👯‍♀️💚♥️⭐️ reach out to get him on your project ASAP and a special print release is happening next week! https://t.co/qr7jzBerW2

Just FYI, if you're a photographer or illustrator interested in a portfolio review, just ask. Very few people do these days, but I try really hard to make time for them. I also look at every promo email sent my way even if I don't usually respond.

SPD is hosting a virtual illustration portfolio reviews. It's not free but one assignment would mean that it pays for itself.

https://t.co/QFysoGaRYu

howdi i'm MURUGIAH - A Sri Lankan/Welsh artist based in the UK making making Nonsense & Gibberish 👁🌸👁
https://t.co/IXfFDN5FXx Here is a bunch of colourful work i've been making during lockdown.

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At some point you just need to admit that your idea isn't as good as you thought it was, and you need to move on.

I've reached that point close to midnight, after 2 days of work.