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Manolo 100615
Firstname/Profession
Manolo
Graphic Designer / Art Director
12 Plus years Experience
Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, Wellington
977

Represented: 17/11/17

Bio

I am Manolo, a Graphic designer and art director based in two antipodes (Spain and New Zealand). Passionate about creating brands and visual identities, packaging, publications and environmental design.

 

I give brands a smart and strong identity, exploring creativity to the maximum in each project. And yes, I also believe less is more.

 

Originally from Seville, Spain, I have 20+ years of international design experience to my craft. Having spent the majority of my career developing innovative exhibition, cultural and didactic works for a number of Spain’s iconic cultural institutions and foundations, I have, for the past five years, applied my aesthetic sensitivity and highly creative mindset into the commercial design field as a designer – recently concluding three years as Design Director of Auckland based, VOICE Brand Agency. With New Zealand residency, I am now living and working between Madrid, Ibiza and Auckland. I am proud of my work which speaks for itself in terms of conceptual reach, freshness and quality of execution.

Expertise

Advertising Art Direction Brand Identity Campaigns Digital Art Digital Design Editorial Logo Design Packaging Storyboarding

Software

Illustrator CC InDesign CC Photoshop CC

My skills

Design Proficiency
Ad Design
Campaign
Client Management
Corporate Identity
Digital Art
Editorial
Sketching
Multimedia Design
Packaging Design
Photography
Story Board

Recent Employment

Art Director / Graphic Designer / 2000 - Present / Freelance

Graphic Design, Artwork, Book design, Creative services, Print collateral, Advertising, Branding, Brochures, Magazines, Posters, Flyers, Event Promotions, Illustrations, Web Design, Packaging, Exhibitions

 

Clients Include Spanish Government, Picasso Museum, Embassy of France in Spain, Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum.. to name a few. 

Design Director / 2014 - 2017 / Voice Brand Agency

Graphic Designer / 2017 / Redfire

Collaborations as a Contractor

Industries I know well

Government
Museums/Exhibitions/Art
Publishing
Architecture/History
Building/Design
Property/Real Estate
FMCG
Fashion

Mediums I know well

Print
Digital
Packaging

Honours & awards

Working at Voice brand Agency as Design Director:

Transform Awards Asia-Pacific 2017 winner
-Best use of packaging. Gold – Aunt Jean’s Dairy and O-I New Zealand
-Best corporate rebrand following a merger or an acquisition. Gold – Frucor Suntory and Voice
-Best wayfinding or signage. Gold – OJI Fibre Solutions
-Best implementation of a brand development project across multiple markets. Silver – Healthy Breath and Voice

Asian Pacific Property Awards.
Best Real State marketing. Orakei Bay Village New Zealand (Barfoot & Thompson)

Qualifications

Complutense University of Madrid – Fine Arts 1994

University of Seville – Arts 1992

University of Cambridge – Computer Art and Design – 1998

Editorial and Advertising Graphic Design Course – 2008

Design and Digital Image Management Course – 2009

Colour Management Course – 2009

Languages

Spanish
English

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