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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

Edenspiekermann

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.
August 2011 - August 2011 Berlin, Germany

Netlife Research

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.
January 2012 - March 2012 Norway

Puma

Freelance Illustrator&Designer

- Limited edition of 100 shirts for Puma sponsored athletes during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
- Jamaica Athletics Association Logo
June 2008 - June 2008 Germany

AYUNTAMIENTO DE MADRID

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.
January 2005 - May 2011 Spain

Alfa Romeo

Freelance Illustrator

Limited edition of 100 copies made to commemorate the centenary of the car brand commisioned by Illustrative Berlin e.V.
January 2010 - January 2010 Germany

Visão Viagens

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.
March 2011 - May 2011 Portugal

Grupo Prisa

Freelance Illustrator

Several Illustrations for magazines
January 2004 - March 2004 Madrid, Spain

Hearst Magazines

Freelance Illustrator

Illustrations for several magazines
January 2005 - October 2011 Madrid, Spain

Editorial Bruño

Freelance Illustrator & Designer

Design and Illustration for many school book covers.
January 2005 - March 2010 Spain

Neo Labels

Freelance Illustrator

Storyboards and Illustrations for motion graphics and web applications.
September 2012 - December 2012 Madrid, Spain

Education

University Of Salamanca

Bachelor (5Years) in Fine Arts

September 1999 - June 2004 Spain

Salamanca Art School

Graduated (3 years) in Graphic Desigan with a focus on Advertisment

September 1998 - June 2002 Spain

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