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Montserrat Llaurado de Castellarnau

Creative Director

Palo Alto, CA, USA
Work Experience
Palo Alto, CA, USA
May 2014Present
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.
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Sep 2013May 2014
Executive Creative Director
Lead creative direction within product, marketing and sales. Direct team of
designers and external creative partners building mobile applications, web
products and creating brand off-line experiences.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Nov 2012Sep 2013
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.
Vienna, Austria
Oct 2010May 2012
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.
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Feb 2008Oct 2010
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.
Göttingen, Germany
Nov 2004Feb 2008
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.
Barcelona, Spain
Jan 2001Oct 2004
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
Volkswagen.
Barcelona, Spain
Jan 1999Jan 2001
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.
Education
London, United Kingdom
Jun 2013Aug 2013
London, United Kingdom
2010
Luxury Brand Management and Product Design
Palo Alto, CA, USA
2010
Managing Innovation: Design-Driven-Innovation
Barcelona, Spain
19951999
BA in Visual Communication Design
Languages
 
Spanish (Native), English (Fluent), German (Fluent), French (Beginner)
Skills
 
Brand & Identity Management, Color Theory, Creative Direction, Exhibition & Retail Design, Photography & Film, Product Design, Product Development
Awards
2012
The Inspirations Itinerary & Trends for 2013/14. Lomography's "Wild Love" Valentine's Edition Cameras, 2012.
Press/Publications
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

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