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David Catalán

Art Director

Madrid, Spain

Work Experience

Pepe Jeans

Graphic Design Manager

I began working at Pepe Jeans London in January 2003 as a graphic designer and illustrator creating original artwork for the women’s collection. Gradually taking on more creative responsibility and asserting myself as an integral team player, I was promoted to Graphic Design Manager. With this promotion, I reorganized and staffed the department to cover all the company’s needs, both in terms of graphics for the Women’s, Juniors, Andy Warhol by Pepe Jeans and RedBull Merchandising departments as well as supporting the Marketing and Retail divisions with art direction that required thorough attention to detail while upholding brand identity.

I am able to conceptualize, execute, manage and finalize multiple design projects within budget and deadlines successfully while managing a design team of 4 people.

Expertise in:
Print Technologies
Manual Illustration Technics (pencil, water/acrylic painting, pointillism, etc…)
Packaging (POS, Boxes, Bags, etc…)
Branding (hangtags, woven labels, interior prints, etc…)
Web and mobil devices look and feel
Video production and FX
January 2003 Madrid, Spain

In Black We Trust

Art Director

I started In Black We Trust as a professional outlet for my personal creative endeavors. The IBWT studio space was complete with a screen printing station, printers, plotters and various materials for research and development of my own limited edition works. The production of my personal works involved a handcrafted process using only high quality materials that were then sold and distributed via my online web store.

IBWT also collaborated with artists from all walks of life. For the past four years I have worked with musicians, photographers and plastic artists, which include but not limited to, Bubi Canal, Edredon, Devito, Basurama and CS Rucker.

I have also collaborated on special projects with a number of companies such as Zoo York and 55DSL.

My work as IBWT has been featured in several publications like TypeShirt One (Magma, Karlsruhe 2010), Tees, The Art of the T-Shirt (Laurence King, London 2009), Recharge Your Creative Batteries (Rotovision, London 2009), ESC (Actar, Barcelona 2007) and Edit Magazine (Getty Images, London 2006).
February 2006 - March 2010 Madrid, Spain

Freelance

Designer

Responsibilities included graphic design and illustration (editorial and advertising) for different clients including EL PAIS, Cinemania and Rolling Stone Spain
January 2002 - January 2003 Madrid, Spain

Wiplash ILS

Graphic and Web Designer

Responsibilities included web design and video animation for multiple clients, with a main focus on one big scale project designing the Amena mobile phone company's website.
January 1998 - September 2001 Madrid, Spain

Motorpress Iberica

Graphic and Multimedia Designer

1996 - 1997 Madrid, Spain

S&D

Screen Printing Assistant

Learned the different techniques of textile and paper screen-printing which included t-shirt printing, posters, labels and other forms of signage.
1992 - 1996 Madrid, Spain

Education

Islas Filipinas Graphic Arts Institute

Technician, Graphic Arts

1991 - 1996 Madrid, Spain

Languages

Español (Native),
English (Conversational),

Skills

Adobe After Effects, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Flash (animation, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, DVD Studio Pro, FInalCut 7 / X, Keynote , Look & Feel), Microsoft Office, Motion, Muse, Quark Xpress, Socialite (Social Media App), Various Plug-ins,

Publications

TypeShirt One (Magma, Karlsruhe 2010), Tees, The Art of the T-Shirt (Laurence King, London 2009), Recharge Your Creative Batteries (Rotovision, London 2009), ESC (Actar, Barcelona 2007) and Edit Magazine (Getty Images, London 2006).