Jorge Colombo was born in 1963 in Lisbon, Portugal; and moved to the USA in 1989. He has worked as an illustrator, as a photographer, and as a graphic designer. After using mostly ink and watercolor for decades, he started finger-painting on an iPhone in 2009. His cover illustration for that year's June 1 issue of The New Yorker was the first one created on an iPhone for a major magazine. He currently works almost exclusively on touch-screens (iPhone or iPad).