About

Martín León Barreto
Uruguayan illustrator and graphic designer currently based in Madrid, Spain.

Mostly focused on the editorial field, he illustrates for children as well for adults, including big school book collections, creating characters, or developing conceptual images for magazines and newspapers

He has collaborated with many publishers, magazines and newspapers such as: The economist, The Guardian, New York Times, The Boston Globe, National Journal, The Observer, New Scientist, Harvard University, Fortune, Elle, Fastcompany, Entrepreneur, Psychologies, Strategy and Business, John Hopkins, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Denison, Santillana, among others.

Awards and Featured in
– 2011 “Compostela international award for picture books. / Kalandraka
– “White Ravens 2012 (250 children’s books world selection)
– 2013 Iberoamerican catalogue of illustration. (Selection)
– Illustrators 59. Exhibit and book
(Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators / New York)
– Creative Quarterly 44
– American Illustration Latin American 5
– DPI Magazine 202
– Bizarre Magazine
– Behance
– 2020 / Uruguay. National Cinema Day. Poster contest / Special mention
– 2020 / Uruguay. Poemas de la oficina, de Mario Benedetti. Contest and exhibit
– 2020 / Concurso internacional de álbum ilustrado de Gran Canaria. Finalista
– 2021 / South Korea. Nami concours picture book. International contest / Selected