Guy Porfirio

Guy Porfirio

Guy Porfirio
Class of 1977 ~ East

Guy Porfirio is a freelance illustrator. He started drawing as a kid and no one ever told him to stop! Over the years he filled his walls and notebooks with sketches of cars, airplanes, and an occasional portrait of Megan, his dog. When he was old enough, he enrolled in the American Academy of Art in Chicago. After graduating, he worked as an illustrator at a Chicago agency. Eventually he moved to Tucson to try his hand at freelancing. Years later, he is still in Tuscon with his family and living out his dream. He has received numerous awards for his illustrations. His message to Leyden students, “No matter what we want to make happen in our lives, there is real joy in moving towards that goal no matter how slow or unattainable it may seem at the time. Nothing is impossible, and not everything has been done before.”