Born in Buenos Aires, Spanish-Argentinian freelance illustrator, Martin Elfman, began working as a caricaturist on the streets of London nearly twenty years ago. Surprised by the fact that passersby liked his sketches, he spent the next decade traveling to cities throughout Europe with his easel.
A world traveler, he’s lived in San Diego, Barcelona, Lisbon, Venice, Naples, La Paz, Bolivia and on a kibbutz in Israel.
Elfman’s work presents bold ideas using flat color and shape, often selecting color and objects symbolically to express clever design solutions.
His work has been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, New Republic, Forbes and The Economist. Elfman’s illustration has been selected by the Society of Illustrators and American Illustration.
While in Bolivia, Elfman worked with the Spanish Embassy, local newspapers and several NGOs on projects having to do with education and human rights. He now lives in Barcelona, a city where earlier in his career he was a contributor to the Spanish newspapers, El Pais and El Periódico de Catalunya.
His work has been exhibited internationally in the United States, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Italy and Japan.