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Montserrat Llaurado de Castellarnau

Creative Director

Palo Alto, CA, USA

Work Experience

Mona De Castellarnau

Founder & Creative Director

Mona de Castellarnau is a creative luxury lifestyle label that merges a love for design, cultures and craftsmanship with a unique contemporary visual language.
May 2014 - Present California, United States


Creative Director

Lead global company's new rebranding phase and creative direction within product, marketing and sales. Directed team of designers and external creative partners building mobile applications, web products and creating brand off-line experiences.
September 2013 - May 2014 Palo Alto, California, United States

Shiseido Group USA / Bare Escentuals

Contract Senior Global Art Director

Lead global creative direction and design of the bareMinerals experience across multiple touchpoints, including retail design, lifestyle/product photography, ad campaigns, marketing communications, product and packaging design. Responsible for global brand consistency across all platforms and implementation of new brand identity.
November 2012 - September 2013 San Francisco, California, United States

Lomographic Society International

Creative Director

Lead global creative direction of Lomography’s products and brand identity
from concept to completion. Built up product and consumer experience
throughout flagship stores, online and distribution channels worldwide.
Responsible for hiring, managing and mentoring the different creative
departments totaling a thirty people organization, with five direct reports.
Supervised all aspects of the creative and production process for the areas of
product development, graphic design, fashion, retail, architecture and exhibition
design. Directed product, fashion and graphic designers, art directors,
copywriters, architects, developers and third party suppliers. Successfully
launched over twenty Lomography Gallery Stores in fourteen countries.
Created brand collaborations with Urban Outfitters, Fred Perry, The Hudson’s Bay
Company and film industry start-up MUBI.
October 2010 - May 2012 Vienna, Austria

Yummy Ink

Contract Creative Director

Provided creative direction for customer-facing retail marketing materials and campaigns.
Clients included Apple, Gap and Wrigley’s. Worked in photographic art direction, in-store motion signage, book design, exhibition and corporate identity projects. Scouted out trends and defined design language. Worked along with copywriters, photographers, art
directors, digital printmakers and fine art photography galleries, as Adamson Editions Atelier.
February 2008 - October 2010 Palo Alto, California, United States

Steidl Verlag

Art Director/Editor in Chief

Responsible for the art direction, photography and brand imagery of the
International Photography Program, featuring artists such as Robert Frank,
William Eggleston and Nobel Prize winning authors Günter Grass
and Halldór Laxness. Managed the biannual photo-book catalogues,
with over one hundred titles per season.
Acted as principal liaison between artists, designers, museums, galleries, editors
and curators. Developed new concepts, themes and editorial directions,
working directly with artists and publisher Gerhard Steidl on new book projects.
Provided art direction for the print production of different luxury brands
including Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Lagerfeld Gallery, Hermès, Audi and
Dom Pérignon, among others. Supervised overall brand message from
concept to completion, including print, packaging, advertising, events, PR,
signage, style guide books, catalogues and fashion press kits.
Lead and managed creative and production teams as well as external agencies.
November 2004 - February 2008 Göttingen, Germany

Missing Sparky

Art Director

Worked with film director Pep Bosch in the creation of commercials, being involved
throughout all phases of the film-making process. Defined cinematographic treatment,
art direction, locations, casting and final edition. Created and managed digital
archive of photographers, cinematographers and photography
books for script reference. Met with agency creative teams to discuss campaigns
and director’s proposals. Managed client relations and feedback process.
Film editing of director’s showreel. Clients included Audi, BMW, Orbit, Visa and
January 2001 - October 2004 Barcelona, Spain


Film Editor - Video and Motion Graphics

Produced Non-Linear projects ranging from commercials to music videos. Provided
leadership for the creative development and implementation of video and motion
graphics content. Managed creative development and production, maintaining all
work flows, presentations, approval processes, schedules and budget management.
Served as reference person for the video and motion graphics department, digital
archive and Avid post-production support.
January 1999 - January 2001 Barcelona, Spain


Central Saint Martins College Of Art And Design

Print and Textile Design

June 2013 - August 2013 London, United Kingdom

London College Of Fashion

Luxury Brand Management and Product Design

2010 - 2010 London, United Kingdom

Stanford University

Managing Innovation: Design-Driven-Innovation

2010 - 2010 Palo Alto, California, United States

Universitat Ramon Llull

BA in Visual Communication Design

1995 - 1999 Barcelona, Spain


Spanish (Native),
English (Fluent),
German (Fluent),
French (Beginner),


Maison & Objet, Paris

The Inspirations Itinerary & Trends for 2013/14. Lomography's "Wild Love" Valentine's Edition Cameras, 2012.



Color Theory, Creative Direction, Exhibition & Retail Design, Brand & Identity Management, Photography & Film, Product Design, Product Development,


Vogue (Japan, Paris, Italy, UK), Teen Vogue US, Vanity Fair, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, V Magazine, Travel and Leisure, InStyle, American Photo, Photo +, Marie Claire,
Madame Figaro

Gold & Silver - New Metallic Graphics published by Victionary