Guy Porfirio has been telling stories with his artwork for more than 25 years. Originally from Chicago, He attended the American Academy of Art there and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He honed his artistic skills at several Chicago ad agencies before relocating to Arizona, where he officially became a freelance illustrator.
Porfirio’s early work in advertising trained him to pursue a clear vision, get ideas down quickly, and remain flexible to all possibilities—as he puts it, the essentials. He imbues his artwork with a clever sense of humor and unwavering attention to narrative. For Porfirio, every detail in a composition has a story to tell. Like so many supporting characters in a play or a movie, they bring clarity and purpose to every illustration.