ABOUT ME


        BIO 


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  • I'm a freelance Illustration Artist living and working in Barcelona, Spain. I use watercolor, digital and mixed media with high level skills.
  • My work has been featured in MAD magazine,Simon &Schuster (US), Esquire Spain, Zinkia Entertaiment, Barcanova Publishers and RBA Publishers, ANAYA Publishers, Baula Publishers, Sagoma Comedy (Italy), among other international publishers.
  • I also collaborated with Dancing Diablo Studio (NY) as a Freelance Art director for the Bronx Zoo “Go Wild” campaign and Ralph Laurent Gang 3  advertising campaign.
  • For several years, I have been working in Editorial illustration for several news and press magazines such as: Esquire and La Marea (Spain), El Nacional, El Universal (Venezuela), Loft Magazine (US).
  • My Artwork has been displayed in collective and individual shows such as “The Original Art 2011” at the Museum of American Illustration of the Society of Illustrators, “Kerpoof!” Exhibition of Illustrators and Animators at St. John’s University, Queens Campus New York, (2011)
  • Since 2013, I perform speed live drawing at The Barcelona International Comic Fair (FICOMIC) since 2013 and I'm one of the founder members of the Spanish Association of Cartoonists, created in 2012.



CURRICULUM VITAE


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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCIE


- Free lance Illustrator since 1995 working with customers worldwide

- Illustrator for Esquire Spain Magazine since 2017

- Illustrator for MAD Magazine since 2004

- Illustrator for Morillas Publishers, Madrid, since 2017

- 2D Illustration Artist, Pocoyo's Christmas Carol 2017, Zinkia, Spain

- Free lance Illustrator for MAGO Atelier Cultural Arts Branding, since 2013

- Founder member of the “Asociación Española de Caricaturistas”
  Barcelona, Spain ( 2013 )

- Illustrator of the full color illustrated book 'Home-Field Advantage', Simon&Schuster    Publishing Company, New York, 2011

- Free lance Art Director and 2D Illustration artist for DANCINGDIABLO studio NY
  ( 2007-2016 ): The 90th Macy's Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, Bronx Zoo “Go Wild”      Campaing and Ralph Laurent Gang 3 campaign, 2011.

- Editorial Illustrator for EL NACIONAL Journal
  Caracas Venezuela  ( 2008-2009 )

- Illustrator for La Cruilla Publishers, Barcelona Spain ( 2008 )

- Illustrator for BARCANOVA Publishers, Barcelona Spain  (2004 to present )

- Illustrator for RBA Publishers, Barcelona Spain ( 2004-2008 )

- Editorial Illustrator for EL NACIONAL Journal,
  Caracas Venezuela  (1999-2001)

- Illustrator of  historical stamps for IPOSTEL (Venezuelan National Post Office) (1995 – 98 )

- Illustrator for Santillana Publishers, Caracas Venezuela  (1994-1995)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
- Online Independent Art teacher since 2020

- Watercolor teacher since 2008 (Barcelona,Spain)

- Teacher of basic level Illustration in PRODISEÑO School of Visual

- Arts. Caracas Venezuela  (1994-2000)

- Teacher of junior and senior-level of Basic Drawing IDC

  Caracas Venezuela  (1993-1994)

AWARDS and EXHIBITIONS

-Collective Exhibition:
"BELL BROCHETE" "Salon International de la Caricature, du Dessin de Presse et d'Humour"
Saint-Just-Le-Martel, France 2020

Collective Exhibition: "Salon International de la Caricature, du Dessin de Presse et d'Humour"
Saint-Just-Le-Martel, France ( since 2019 )

Collective Exhibition: "Rencontres Bozoulaises de la Caricature et du dessin d'humour"  à l'Espace Denys Puech à Bozouls, France 2017, 2018

- Exhibition: Illustrissims (Leonardo Rodríguez )  Claraboia Espai D'Art. Rubí, Spain 2016 

Collective Exhibition: "Ilustrando La Última Frontera" 
  Festival Internacional de Cine Fantástico de Sitges 2016

- 31, Salón International del Cómic de Barcelona, Spain  2013, 2014, 2015, 2016...

- Château d’Excideuil Perigord Vert, La Dordogne.
  France ( from June 3 Through June14, 2012 )

- The Original Art 2011 at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators.
  ( cover of  HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE, Justin Tuck )
  NY ( from October 26 through December 29, 2011)

- Kerpoof! An Exhibition of Illustrators and Animators, St. John’s University,
  Queens Campus New York ( 2011)

- Best caricaturist Juan Rulfo Award "La Maison de l’Amérique latine"
  Paris, France  ( 2002 )

- Finalist in The best caricature CURUXA CRAFICA 2003
  Awards in the Fene’s Humor Museum, A Coruña, Spain ( 2003 )

- Best caricaturist " Pedro León Zapata" National Award
  Caracas Venezuela  ( 2001 )

- Honorific award in the First Comic Exhibition of the Alliance Française
  Caracas Venezuela  ( 1996 )

EDUCATION

- Degree in artwork level VI in MARCOREL Ecole Médiavisuel
 Paris, France ( 2003)

- Stage in Le Studio28 
  Paris, France ( 2003)

- Analytic drawing course of the human skeleton in “Galeria Felix”
  Caracas (1997- 1998 )

- Degree of Illustrator IDC ( Instituto de Diseño de Caracas )
  Caracas, Venezuela ( 1992 )
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