Dan Matutina YG11

  • Current Location: Metro Manila
  • Studio: Twisted Fork

I'm Dan Matutina, a designer and illustrator based in the Philippines. I love mixing handmade & digital, clean & dirty, old & modern aesthetics. I combine colors with different textures and shapes to tell a story. I was born in Tacloban City, Leyte, an island province south of Manila. My province is rich in stories of epic war battles and traditional folklore. Having been born on July 20 -- sharing the same month and day of the first man on the moon -- I also grew up with a keen interest in reading science encyclopedias and works of science fiction, apart from detective novels and comics. Although I studied at a high school geared towards math and science, I still pursued my passion for drawing and painting. As an illustrator, I'm lucky to have worked with Havaianas, Paypal Here, Mediatemple, GOOD Magazine, WIRED, Google Think Quarterly, ESPN Magazine, Natural Resources Defense Council, Jamie Oliver Magazine, Rogue Magazine, Nescafe, Rehab Studio & Droga5 for ID ArtCade, IDW Publishing for Cobra Files, Walker Books among others. I am also currently the co-founder of Plus63 Design Co., a design studio that creates brand identities, strategize communications, and design for print and web.

Portfolio Imagery:

  • Project 1 of 3


    Versus/Hearts is about rivals. Rivals hate each other, but deep inside they know they can’t exist without the other. smile

  • Project 2 of 3


    I've been a big fan of Nickelodeon's Last Air Bender series, so it was only natural for me to watch the sequel: The Legend of Korra. It was an awesome series so I decided to make my own rendition of the opening sequence. This particular image is Korra, I made 3 others.

  • Project 3 of 3

    WIRED UK: Experiment in Space

    An illustration for the August issue of WIRED magazine UK. The article was about 5 different ways on how people can run an experiment in space. The idea was to show a Space Lab that looks like a chemistry set. The different rooms serve as the different containers for the steps.

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