Leo Espinosa is an award-winning Illustrator and Designer from Bogotá, Colombia, whose work has been featured internationally in a variety of publications, products, animated series and gallery shows. His short list includes The New Yorker, The New York Times, the BBC, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Chronicle Books, Swatch, and Facebook.
Leo's work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, and 3x3. In 2019, he received the Pura Belpré Honor Book award for 
Islandborn, from the American Library Association. The New York Times bestselling children’s book was written by Pulitzer Prize winner, Junot Díaz.
Most days you’ll find him drawing picture books, unless he’s out riding his bike in the mountains around Salt Lake City, where he lives with his wife.


ACCOLADES
Society of Illustrators 54, Gold Medal. 51, 52, 55, Silver Medal
Communication Arts, Illustration, Design, and Typography Annuals
Pictoplasma Character Encyclopaedia and Character Compendium
3x3 Pro Show Gold in Editorial & Conceptual
Society of Illustrators Stevan Dohanos Award 2012
Society of Illustrators Dilys Evans Founder's Award for Picture Books 2015
Pura Belpré Honor Book for Illustration 2019