Rafael Alvarez

Rafa Alvarez Studio

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Work Experience

Rafa Alvarez Studio

Freelance illustrator and designer

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Moody Studios

Creative Director for iPad applications

Responsible for iPad game concepts and character design in the ad-hoc projects that the animation studio requires (part-time collaboration)
New York, New York, United States

American Express

Marketing, Communications and Events Manager

Responsible for the Marketing and Communications team (3 marketing managers and 2 interns) for the Consumer Cards Portfolio. Department responsibilities included launching new products, explore new communication channels, designing marketing collaterals and arrange events for VIP customers.
During this time I was based in Madrid (Spain) and Frankfurt(Germany) with short stays for specific projects in London (UK) and Tokyo (Japan).
September 2002 - March 2010 Madrid, Spain


School Of Visual Arts (SVA)

MFA - Illustration as Visual Essay

September 2010 - May 2012 New York, New York, United States

EOI - Business School

International MBA in Marketing

September 2001 - September 2002 Spain


Spanish (Native),
English (Fluent),
German (Advanced),
French (Conversational),


American Illustration

AI Archive


International Motion Arts

Best Student project


School Of Visual Arts (SVA)

Exceptional Achievement in Illustration (Paula Rhodes Memorial)



Actionscript, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, HTML, Manga Studio EX, Toon Boom Animate Pro,