Jorge Colombo has worked as an illustrator, as a photographer, and as graphic designer for over 30 years. He's best known for the digital images he’s been doing since 2009 (initially finger-painting on an iPhone; currently using an Apple Pencil and the Procreate app on an iPad Pro.)

Four print editions released in April 2009 led to his first cover for The New Yorker, the first magazine cover ever created on a smartphone. His images continue appearing in The New Yorker and other publications. A collection of one hundred NYC views, "New York: Finger Paintings by Jorge Colombo," was published in 2011 by Chronicle Books, in collaboration with 20x200. 

He was born in 1963 in Lisbon, Portugal, and moved to the USA in 1989. After living in Chicago, San Francisco, New York City, and Brooklyn, he lives in Narrowsburg, NY with his wife, artist Amy Yoes.

Interview at Matter of Hand
Video segment here

Instagram: @jorgecolombo (photographs) and @thejorgecolombo (drawings)