About Me

Gizem Vural is an award-winning illustrator based in New York. She was born in Istanbul, Turkey and she studied graphic design at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts between 2006-2012. After dropping out in 2012 she moved to New York to pursue becoming an illustrator. Since then she worked with many big publications like The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Atlantic. Her colorful work is recognized by prestigious American Illustration and she is holding three medals from Society of Illustrators. In 2018 she wanted to take a break from drawing for editorial pieces and focus on creating abstract work on paper with colored pencils. And her first solo exhibition is going to be held at Lazy Susan Gallery in December.

Represented by Milk Talents

Recognition & Awards

Society of Illustrators 62 Silver Medal in Uncommissioned Category, 3x3 Illustration Annual No.16, 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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