Gizem Vural is an illustrator who, unlike most, never knew she wanted to illustrate. Instead, Vural thought she wanted to be a graphic designer—that’s what she studied, had trained for, and had always imagined she would do. But when she moved from her home town of Istanbul to New York, Vural realized she wanted to draw for a living instead. 

Now, her unique and vivid explosions of color can be seen in the pages of The New Yorker, New Republic, and the Boston Globe; Vural has also been recognized by the prestigious Society of Illustrators and American Illustration.

Represented by Milk Talents.



  • American Illustration 36
  • Society of Illustrators 59 Gold Medal
  • 3x3 Illustration Annual No.13
  • Society of Illustrators 58
  • American Illustration 34
  • Latin American Ilustracion 4
  • American Illustration 32
  • Creative Quarterly 37


The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Télérama, Spectrum, Family Circle, Bleacher Report, MIT Technology Review, New Republic, Nautilus, Pacific Standard, The Boston Globe, Planadviser, Plansponsor

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