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XospaTronik is an illustrator based in NYC, she is originally from Mexico City where she studied Graphic Communication Design.

She specialized in illustration, character design and toy design.

XospaTronik's illustrations are often inspired by Mexican culture and by her own life, mixed up with pop culture. Her de… Read More
XospaTronik is an illustrator based in NYC, she is originally from Mexico City where she studied Graphic Communication Design.

She specialized in illustration, character design and toy design.

XospaTronik's illustrations are often inspired by Mexican culture and by her own life, mixed up with pop culture. Her design represents today's Mexican design and street culture.

She is one of the few character designers bringing Illustrations that reflect Mexican culture in a modern way. Read Less
All illustrations are available for licensing business
CONTACT ME :
Isela Xospa

ixospa@gmail.com

iselaxospa@iselaxospa.com
Hi, my name is Isela Xospa (XospaTronik/ sh-o-spa-tronik)

I am a Mexican Artist living in New York City working as a freelance designer and illustrator. I was born in México City in 1975 and since I can remember always wanted to make drawings of everything, as a child with such aspirations I was always checking out… Read More
Hi, my name is Isela Xospa (XospaTronik/ sh-o-spa-tronik)

I am a Mexican Artist living in New York City working as a freelance designer and illustrator. I was born in México City in 1975 and since I can remember always wanted to make drawings of everything, as a child with such aspirations I was always checking out the cute and funny characters I saw on tv, candy stores, childrens books and news paper stands.

I grew up looking at all kinds of mexican street signs and magazines, those graphics where amazing to me and they formed a huge library of colors and shapes in my head. I studied “Graphic Comunication Design” at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Xochimilco, one of the most prestigious Public Universities of Design in “Mexico City”, I did my major in animation and discovered I liked the animation process a lot but what I loved more was the creation of characters that had amazing and funny adventures. For me a character has the liberty to be him or herself, many humans had lost that privilege and that is why I decided to work on the creation of cute and free of judgement characters. I guess this was my way of giving hope and a positive outlook on life.

After I graduated I worked for some prestigious publishing houses in Mexico City such as Fondo de Cultura Económica FCE, and Instituto Lationamericano de la Comunicación Educativa ILCE, after working as a freelance designer, animator and web developer I decided to travel, I went to the UK to work as a volunteer, I worked with young offenders and students with disabilities, this was a very positive experience that would enrich my personal growth and broaden my cultural horizons, getting to know people from different backgrounds and sharing my culture in a manner that often shed an enlightening and alternative perspective of positivity to others who’d maybe had a one dimensional view of their own lives was a rewarding chapter which taught me some valuable lessons of my own.

After that I was invited to visit New York for Christmas, I fell in love with the city from the moment I arrived, I told to my self: I want to live here! and I did it! It took me a while to get a job and from that I obtained an artist visa. So I decided to live my dream, to become an illustrator and to design children’s books, t-shirts, character driven toys and the like, to actively pursue my aspirations.


How did I star with my project?

I was playing around with some of my square shape characters, which I”d designed with closed eyes and big smiles representing peaceful dreams, a lack of fear and of a sense of happiness, I called them Troniks because one of my friends used to called me XospaTronik (a combination of my family surname and the term electronic) so XospaTronik was born. From that point I took the basic Tronik character, the square shaped being from out of space who could morph into and mimic human cultures, and used this as the basis of different stories and adventures.


I think I am one of the few character designers bringing Illustrations that reflect Mexican culture in a modern way. Read Less
Member Since: Mar 27, 2013