Hello, my name is Michelle Urra.

I’m an illustrator and animator currently based in Cologne, Germany.

Through my work I like to explore and make sense of the world and tell stories that are making up our lives and fantasies. My interests spread across various fields - from cultural subjects, incorporating literature, music and film over to scientific and societal themes. 
After completing an Art & Design Foundation at Falmouth University in the UK, I continued my education with a BA (Hons) Illustration at the same university. Ever since graduation in 2019 I have been working as a freelance illustrator, collaborating with other artists and publishers around the world.

Feel free to get in touch ⏤ hi@michelleurra.com


Awards and Recognition

Communication Arts 2024: Illustration (Shortlist)
Communication Arts 2022: Illustration (Shortlist)
iJungle Illustration Awards 2022: Editorial (Merit)
iJungle Illustration Awards 2021: Self Promotion (Merit)

Selected Clients

Time Magazine, MUBI, Vice News, Entertainment Weekly, WeTransfer, ProPublica, Texas Monthly, The Baffler, Motherboard, The Big Issue, Politico, Mother London, Berliner Zeitung am Wochenende, The On Being Project, Emergence Magazine, The Intercept, Philadelphia Magazine, Republik, Car and Driver, High Country News, Breathe Magazine, Zetland