Daniel Fishel

BFA '09

Illustration (BFA)
In 2016, Forbes magazine named Daniel one of its ‘30 under 30’ in its art and style section, and in 2015, Print magazine named him one of their ‘15 under 30 New Visual Artists.'

Daniel Fishel BFA '09 (Illustration) is an illustrator and hand letterer originally from the Keystone State who is now based out of Queens, N.Y. In addition to his BFA from UArts, he also holds an MFA in Illustration as a Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.


In 2016, Forbes magazine named Daniel one of their "30 under 30" in its art and style section, and in 2015, Print magazine named him one of their "15 under 30" New Visual Artists. 

Daniel  illustrated the covers of two popular books, Ten Years in the Tub: A Decade Soaking in Great Books and Song Book, written by award-winning author and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby and published by McSweeney's imprint Believer Books.

His "Connecting Cultures Through Public Radio" illustration was included in National Public Radio's 2013 wall calendar. "I am super flattered to be a part of an iconic calendar that many amazing illustrators have drawn for before me," he says.

Each artist was asked to create an image that reflected how NPR has impacted them in a personal way, so Daniel drew on his childhood memories of growing up in a trailer park outside of Harrisburg, Pa., where he spent many summers fishing by a creek near the Appalachian Trail and listening to the radio. He notes that listening to NPR, which he started doing in high school, "opened me up to an entire world I never knew existed."

In addition to McSweeney's and NPR, his impressively long list of clients also includes The New York TimesThe Boston GlobeThe Washington PostLos Angeles Times, Sundance Film Fest, Nautilus, The Globe & MailNew York ObserverHuffington PostBloomberg ViewNylon GuysThe StrangerThe PitchSeattle MetMoneysense magazine, American Lawyer magazine, Dallas ObserverHonolulu magazine, Canadian GrocerNotre Dame magazine, Philadelphia magazine, Teaching Tolerance magazine, Improper BostonianSan Francisco magazine, NBC Universal, Lands End, Arizona Iced Tea, No Sleep Records, Either Or Records, and many others.

Daniel has been recognized by American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators and 3×3 Magazine.