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Alvaro Laura

Berlin, Germany
Hi! I'm Álvaro Laura and I'm a Spanish illustrator and designer. I live in Berlin where I came from
Madrid a few years ago to be close to my girl.

I love geometry and grids. I try to balance my hunger for crowded scenes and my conceptual almost-blank editorial images.

Learning german is my second activity, which barely leaves me time left for playing the guitar (ouch! a cliché here...)or going skateboarding with my friends(ay, ay, ay... another cliché...). Deutsche Sprache, schwere Sprache, but I will make it!
Work Experience
Berlin, Germany
Aug 2011
Freelance Illustrator and Designer
Print and Web applications for the events of the Red Bull Academy World Tour of Detroit and Rome.
This work was conducted in the offices of Eden Spiekermann under the art direction of the agency. The font "Pichi" used in the poster of the event in Rome is the work of typographer Juanjo López (http://www.juanjez.com/). A great experience working with a team of people with so much talent in such a complex project.
Norway
Jan 2012Mar 2012
Freelance Illustrator
Webdagene is Norway’s premier conference for web communicators with an expected 300 attendants in 2012. The conference is hosted and organized by Netlife Research, a leading Norwegian user experience consultancy. They asked me to create a series of illustrations with some guidelines to be followed:
To be context-sensitive, since they should adapt to the different devices from where the site is visited (computers, tablets or mobile devices).
To allude to this year's tag-line, Vs., which refers to the organizer's purpose of placing the attendants in a series of debates instead the usual linear succession of lectures. The illustrations should depict this dialectical confrontation in a graphic way, but somehow eluding any kind of explicit violence.
As well, Thord and Inge, my two awesome and enthusiastic partners all along the project, wanted to explore the possibilities of the Parallax effect, for which the elements had to be organized in different layers to create a subtle effect of camera displacement when the page is vertically scrolled.
Germany
Jun 2008
Freelance Illustrator&Designer
- Limited edition of 100 shirts for Puma sponsored athletes during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
- Jamaica Athletics Association Logo
Spain
Jan 2005May 2011
Freelance Illustrator&Designer
Freelance designer in several campaings, doing identity, illustration and full applications sets:
- Retiro Park Muppets Theather: Identity and implementation.
- Madrid City Rock Prize: Identity and implementation
- Private Theather: Implementation
- Madrid Carnival 2006: Identity and implementation
- Madrid White Night 2006: Implementation
- Council Arts Department Report 2003/2007: Identity and implementation.
Germany
Jan 2010
Freelance Illustrator
Limited edition of 100 copies made to commemorate the centenary of the car brand commisioned by Illustrative Berlin e.V.
Portugal
Mar 2011May 2011
Freelance Illustrator
Illustrations for the covers of the series "Guide Rivers and Dams in Portugal" of Visão Viagens magazine.
Each cover evokes a stretch of the route of each of the rivers (Guadiana, Lima, Mondego, Zezere, Cavado, Duero and Tajo). The illustrations are based on the fantastic pictures that Joel Santos made for the inside of the guides.
Madrid, Spain
Jan 2004Mar 2004
Freelance Illustrator
Several Illustrations for magazines
Madrid, Spain
Jan 2005Oct 2011
Freelance Illustrator
Illustrations for several magazines
Spain
Jan 2005Mar 2010
Freelance Illustrator & Designer
Design and Illustration for many school book covers.
Madrid, Spain
Sep 2012Dec 2012
Freelance Illustrator
Storyboards and Illustrations for motion graphics and web applications.
Education
Spain
Sep 1999Jun 2004
Bachelor (5Years) in Fine Arts
Spain
Sep 1998Jun 2002
Graduated (3 years) in Graphic Desigan with a focus on Advertisment
Languages
 
Spanish (Native), German (Conversational), English (Advanced)
Selected Clients
Eden Spiekermann BERLIN
Puma International
Neo Labels. MADRID
Publicis Networks / Marcel WW / France 24H. PARIS
Alfa Romeo / Illustrative E.V. BERLIN
Visao Viagens. PORTUGAL
Madrid City Council