An MA Illustration graduate has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright scholarship to study in the US

Joan Alturo has won a place at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco after being chosen from a gruelling worldwide process that attracts thousands of applications each year.

The freelance illustrator, who has already had his work published by The Telegraph, Forbes Spain, Vice Spain, Commercial Observer, The Real Deal LA, Taste and Elysium Health, was the only successful candidate in his speciality.

To achieve this he had to get the endorsements of both the Ministry of Culture in his home country Spain as well as two members of AUB staff and he is thrilled to have made the grade.