About Miguel Lobato

Hola, I'm a designer that writes about creativity and draws stories.

Miguel Lobato Portrait
Miguel Lobato Self-Portrait

Born in Mexico City, based in Cologne, Germany. I work designing digital products by day and reflect on creativity full time.

I'm the creator of Avatars in action, an open-source illustration library for visualizing stories. I'm currently collaborating at Uideation as a digital product consultant. I'm an ambassador for Social Innovation at We are Holis. I also write articles about creativity, Draw comics daily about life as a creative, and give training for product storyboarding. I also teach sustainable product design for students from the Köln International School of Design.

You can find examples of my work as a product designer here.

Creativity is the act of connecting two or more things that are not obviously associated.

I live under the premise that variety it's the best food for the creative mind.

Subscribe to my blog to get my latest comics and writings. I upload content every day but don't worry. I will give you a heads-up with the greatest hits just once a month.

To get in touch, the easiest way is to write me an email. lobato.miguelangel@gmail.com


  • Where and what did you study? I have a degree in Integrated Design from the Köln International School of Design. I also studied Industrial Design at UNAM in Mexico but never got an appointment to defend my graduation project, C’est la vie.
  • Do you miss Tacos? Yes, Badly.
  • Are you open to collaborating writing a story? Always, email me.
  • Do you give conferences about storytelling? I'm always keen to share the joy. Write me an email to arrange that pep talk.
  • Escribes en Espanol? Pronto, en cuanto me consiga un teclado con enie

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