About Me

Gizem Vural is an award-winning illustrator who, unlike most, never knew she wanted to illustrate. Instead, Vural thought she wanted to be 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, The New York Times and The Boston Globe; Vural has also been recognized by the prestigious Society of Illustrators and American Illustration.

Represented by Milk Talents

Recognition & Awards

American Illustration 38, Society of Illustrators 60 Silver Medal in Uncommissioned Category, American Illustration 36, Society of Illustrators 59 Gold Medal in Editorial Category, 3x3 Illustration Annual No.13, Society of Illustrators 58, American Illustration 34, Latin American Illustracion 4, American Illustration 32, Creative Quarterly 37


The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Télérama, Nautilus, Bloomberg Businessweek, Family Circle, MIT Technology Review, New Republic, Spectrum News, The Boston Globe, Planadviser, Plansponsor


It's Nice That, AIGA, BOOOOOOOM, IdN, Adobe Create Magazine, Nobrow

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