My name is Julien Posture, I’m an illustrator based in Montreal, Canada. I like to make simple and thoughtful images, that quietly queer up representations.

I’m also a researcher, studying, writing and speaking about visual culture, mostly within the creative industry, and usually with a critical perspective. My current pet peeve is understanding the history and sociology of the concept of “style” and how it exists at the intersection of - often opposite - economic and romantic ideologies.

If you are part of a grassroot movement working to support, defend and improve lives of LGBTQIA+ and or BIPOC people, I offer some pro-bono work each year for groups like yours, don’t hesitate to reach out.   

Je parle aussi - surtout - Français.


Selected clients
The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Medium, NBC News, Plan Sponsor, Beside, Imagination Agency, The Guardian,  FT Weekend, L’Obs,  McConnell foundation, Friends At Work, Johns Hopkins Magazine, Siggi, Université de Montréal, and more.

- M.Sc anthropology, 2018, University of Montreal
- BFA visual arts (printmaking), 2013, European School of Visual Arts

Booooooom - 2019
The Design Kids - 2019
La Presse (Fr) - 2020
Communication Arts - 2020

- Concordia University, Sociology/Anthropology department
- Université de Montréal, Sociology department, Canada
- University of Applied Sciences, Würzburg, Germany

- Who gets to define illustration ? 2020
- (Why) Do illustrators need to talk about ethics ? 2020
- “Style”, copyright and money : 3 faces of the same coin, 2020
- “How to find my style” : A (short) critical history of an illustration myth, 2019
- Religion and nationalism : Visual blaspheme in Myanmar, L’Asie en 1000 mots (in French), 2017
- When is a Buddha image ? The semiotic processes in the consecration of a Buddha statue in Myanmar, Master’s Thesis, 2017
- Film, Photography, and the Contemporary Museum: An Interview with Denis Chevallier and Florent Molle, Cultural Anthropology, 2017


Booooooom - 2019
The Design Kids - 2019
La Presse (Fr) - 2020
Communication Arts - 2020