provides Typographic Consultancy on projects for the MGD
Mark is a graphic designer from Germany. He studied at the State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart before moving to Barcelona, where he has been working for Javier Jaén and Martí Guixé. As freelance designer Mark works in a variety of economic fields seeking to create aesthetical surroundings and coherent typographic expression. His work has been awarded with several international awards.
Collaboration with Basora
Collaboration with R. Kormann
Collaboration with R. Kormann
Collaboration with N. Huynh
Collaboration with N. Huynh
teaches Business Design in the MDG
IESE Executive MBA, graduate in Graphic Design at Eina and graduate in Advertising and PR, Rai has developed his career as a designer at studios such as Extra!, BaseDesign and Mucho. Now he works solo and in collaboration with Dani Rubio in many projects aswell.
During his career he has worked with clients such as Catalana Occidente, Ajuntament de Barcelona, FIATC or Sant Joan de Déu Hospital.
He combines his professional activity with teaching at several design schools in Barcelona.
His eagerness to learn and his belief in a holistic vision of the world as a way to become a better designer has led Rai to get interested in many fields such as brands, visual communication, creativity and entrepreneurship.
“Because of our ability to make unexpected connections and to agile thinking, our open mindedness, our perception of problems on a human scale and our impulse to action, we designers can make very valuable contributions in organizations and entrepreneurship. I strongly believe in the power of our magic wand over the world and that’s exactly what we explore from the modesty of our subject. ”
is a guest professor leading a workshop
in the MGD
Graphic artist, print-maker and designer Anthony Burrill is known for his persuasive, up-beat style of communication. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York and has been exhibited in galleries around the world including the Barbican Art Gallery, the Walker Art Center and the Design Museum, London.
Words and language are an important part of Burrill’s output and he has developed a distinctive voice that is sought after not only by collectors of his prints but also by clients including Apple, Google, Hermés, the British Council, London Underground and the Design Museum. Burrill is perhaps best known for his typographic, text-based compositions, including the now-famous “Work Hard and Be Nice to People”, which has become a mantra for the design community and beyond.
Burrill was born in Littleborough, Lancashire. After studying Graphic Design at Leeds Polytechnic he completed an MA in Graphic Design at the Royal College of Art, London. He now lives and works on the Isle of Oxney, Kent.
in the MGD
Gerard is passionate about branding and communication, diving and teaching. With a Degree and Master in Business Administration by ESADE and an MSc in Management of Change by Rotterdam School of Management, he worked on brand consultancy and digital transformation projects both in agencies or as a freelance.
Since early stages of his career, he collaborated as a teacher in several business and design schools; and during the last two years he enjoys working punctually in the training of divers.
From brand definition
to brand expression
Brands are the visible part of the strategy of an organization. And they connect the organizations with their audiences. With our busy and full-of-information lives, brands should create strong, long-lasting and meaningful connections. During the process of creating a brand, several profiles are involved, and it’s good that everybody speaks the same language and is aligned with the processes.
Any decision related to the “expression” of a brand, in which a graphic designer plays a significant role, should be anchored on the brand’s strategic definition. That’s why we should think before designing.
“I always enjoyed to share my passion about the topics I like with other people. Sometimes I think it might be related with my family background… as my family is full of teachers. I’ve been teaching business and design students, trying to build bridges between the two profiles that speak different languages, but that are likely to have to work together at some point in the future. If some of my students face less misunderstandings in their future jobs, I’d be satisfied”
leads the Visual Identity project in the MGD
and teaches the Degree Show workshop in the MED
Graduated in graphic design, he cofounded Bendita Gloria Studio with Alba Rosell. The studio works on projects from different fields (publishing, packaging, branding and communication) with the goal of always finding the right solution that combines adequacy, intelligibility and a certain surprise effect.
"We like to talk about design as a language and, in class, we underline the semantics involved in the discipline. The way we see it, in the course of their training, students should achieve control of the meanings involved in any formal decision and accept that design is also content."
leads the workshop
Poster & Context in the MGD and teaches Critical Thinking in the MADD
Navarrese, designer and teacher, in that order. Trained as a graphic designer in Pamplona and Barcelona. Posterist by profession he is a founding member of FestadelGrafisme.org and the new TallersdelaFesta.org in Portbou, a transdisciplinary event that focuses on people and their relationship with design from a playful point of view and a cross-border condition. Teacher since 2006 specialized in Art Direction and in the development of Final Degree Projects in various schools.
"11 years guiding projects in Graphic Design & Communication. From the what to the how in the most direct, graphic and powerful way possible. Nothing more beautiful than going into class and being able to share your experience with people you know will surprise you. Teaching as part of my professional and vital learning."
is co-director of the MGD and Design Critic for the master's projects
Pablo Juncadella was born in Barcelona in 1977 and graduated with honors at Eina School of Design and Art in 1999. He worked in Grafica and Pentagram (London) before founding Mucho (together with his partner Marc Catalá). Among the projects of Mucho are The Observer, Wall Paper City Guides, Movistar+ or UOC.
Pablo is a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) and has been awarded internationally with 2 D&AD Yellow Pencil.
"Facing a design project in its entirety is never a linear process, it means having "one finger on each cake" while you are designing. This course is specifically thought to enhance the ability to design taking into account the implications that this design will have in all communication environments. Especially interesting is to observe how these implications can modulate and alter design decisions."
teaches Design Research in the MGD
Rosa Llop’s professional and artistic practice responds to the need to question the constructs that pre-define the role of designers. Rosa uses research as an strategy to observe contemporaneity, paying special attention to creative processes, and the politics of representation. Her formal language seeks minimal action and she is interested in silence, emptiness and the invisible as acts of signification.
Research for Design
Bringing research into a design process allows us, on the one hand, to increase our knowledge about a context, and on the other hand, define a design mindset based on empathy and critical awareness. The main goal of this subject is to learn and apply straightforward research techniques that will increase our excellence.
"I consider design to be a tool with the capacity to generate change, which is why I consider essential to integrate research as part of its process. For me, research is an activity that expands our understanding of reality and increases our creative capacity to rethink it.
teaches Business Design in the MDG
IESE Executive MBA and graduate in Multimedia Engineering at La Salle, Fran has developed his professional career focusing on three main pillars: product, technology and business.
Throughout his career and as part of the Runroom team, he has been able to work with clients such as CaixaBank, ESADE, EROSKI, Sant Joan de Déu Hospital and many others, leading 100% digital projects from a customer-centric perspective.
Designers, because of our inherent capacity for creative thinking, can contribute value proposals in areas as apparently far away as the world of entrepreneurship. In this class, the student will learn to turn a simple idea into a sustainable business model that responds to a real need, is valuable for a specific group and that said value is greater than the cost of putting that idea into practice.
"Stop creating solutions that nobody cares. This course is designed to cover both the knowledge and the methodology to design business models that move into products or services that our customers want to use."
Nelson Jr Martínez
leads the Audio-visual project in the MGD
Born in Glasgow but raised in Venezuela and moved to Barcelona, Jun is a Director and Illustrator with a diverse and broad palette, equally comfortable behind the camera as he is with the pen. His passion for music put him also behind the decks, which got him invited in 2002 to Sónar Festival. He also founded the No-Domain Design Studio, active for more than 10 years.
Eventually embarking on a solo career, Jun is doing TV spots, videoclips and special audiovisual projects and has been awarded with Laus, Sol and had his work featured in Stash, Motionographer and Vimeo Staff Picks.
"We will focus more heavily on the film visualisation process than on the technical aspects of production. When an idea is well visualised and the concepts are clear, one works harder and more directly towards developing it and seeing it conceived, thus discovering alternative and inspiring methods of producing it. If students are unfamiliar with certain techniques or software, it is not a hindrance because they will steadily learn and discover their own ways of realising their ideas.
We encourage experimentation and help students become more confident and creative, developing a more personal, inspiring and hands-on approach to making films."
teaches Process Design & Facilitation in the MGD
and also in the MED
I his +10 years experience, Alejandro has taken part in a large variety of projects as a designer, creative and strategist. He founded The Pop Up Agency during four years, a nomadic creative consultancy that worked for clients like adidas and Facebook in more than 30 different countries. Since 2015, he works as a design facilitator, creating methodologies for teams and developing their way of working.
"Design facilitation is becoming increasingly crucial in projects.
It's about making people smarter together and finding the right process for every challenge."
Roseta Mus Pons
leads the Environmnetal graphics project in the MGD
She was born in Menorca and at 18 she moved to Barcelona to study graphic design at the Eina school. For more than seven years she works at Clase Bcn, where she acquires and develops professional practice working with Claret Serrahima. Later, she became part of Base Design and Polar until in 2010 she founds Roseta y Oihana together with Oihana Herrera Erneta, whom she knows teaching at Elisava. She has given talks and workshops and has been chairwoman of the ADG Laus awards.
"On a personal level, I think teaching graphic design is especially interesting and useful when it revolves around these approaches: — Professional approach. The teacher is not just an academic, he is an active professional designer capable of teaching how to analyze and successfully develop professional assignments. — Experimental approach. It is also necessary and enriching to complement the professionalism with the freedom to experiment that the academic environment allows."
is co-director of the MADD where he directs the Information Systems project, he also gives a workshop on Data Visualization in the MGD
He was born in Ferrol, Galicia.
He studied Fine Arts in the University of Cuenca. After moving to Barcelona, he settled there as a graphic and multimedia designer.
In 2001 he co-founded Cartún, the first online cartoon producer in Spain. Later on, he would join Lamosca, as a graphic designer, art director and partner. Since a few years ago, his work is focused mainly in infographics. He has lectured and taught in various universities, mainly in Spain and Mexico.
leads the Digital project in the MGD
and the the Digital Platform project in the MED
Graphic designer (EINA, 1998). After six years of work and training alongside Fernando Gutiérrez and Pablo Martín, he founded ESIETE, integral consulting specialized in design, strategy and content. His works generates images, contents and significant experiences that create long-lasting bonds. Always striving for excellence in ideas and execution, his work has been acknowledged in national and international festivals. He is also founder and director of the magazine paseodegracia.com.
Olga Pérez Estrada
teaches Design Management in the Spanish edition of the MGD
I've got my degree in Psychology, and after i complemented my studies in Team Leadership and Communication Skills, area in which I worked at after graduating.
My professional life shift was in 2002 when I started working at Base Design as Account Manager and thanks to a great team of professionals I learned everything related to design and graphic communication projects. In 2013 I joined Carlitos and Patricia team, and in 2016, I joined Bisgràfic as Project Manager.
After fifteen years linked to graphic design and art direction, I am currently working as Communication Advisor for Barcelona City Council.
I am member of ADG-FAD board since 2015.
Design by Hermanos Berenguer
Campaign by Familia
"I intend to give a global view of the projects. I consider future students as entrepreneurs who must know how to approach a project or client from a "macro" and strategic point of view, but without forgetting the "micro" details, which are fundamental and those that make the day to day of project management."
Campaign by Extraordinary
Design by 131gd
Campaign by La Casa de Carlota
Campaign by Snoop
leads the Editorial Design project in the MGD and the Book Design project in the MED
Born in Barcelona in 1988. He studied graphic design at Elisava and, for a period of time, at ZHdK in Zürich (Switzerland). After finishing his studies, he worked at various design studios and advertising agencies of Barcelona: Folch Studio, *S,C,P,F…, Bendita Gloria, Avanti Avanti, among others.
In 2015 he partnered with Josep Román, and they currently run Affaire: a design studio for edition, art direction and design that primarily works for clients in culture and fashion. The studio’s work is complemented with Supermarché, a self-initiated editorial project where Josep and Pol publish and commercialize small editions that loosely revolve around concepts like consumerism and desire.
teaches Graphic Systems in the MGD
Barcelona 1978. He graduated as graphic designer at Bau School in 2001. He initiated his professional career at Basedesign, where he began his training in a three-year period. In 2004, he started his professional project, in which he continues today. Mainly he has always been linked to projects in the cultural field, doing assignments of different scales.
"Systems are part of our lives and especially in design, in areas such as the communication of an identity or the navigation in a user interface. The subject approaches the student to some of the multiple representations of graphic systems to understand their functioning and become aware of the dynamic and global possibilities as a tool, and to lay the foundations to create their own methodology of work."
leads the Product /Packaging project in the MGD
Graduated in Graphic Design at EINA School. After working in the studio of Enric Aguilera, he became part of the team of Fernando Gutiérrez and Pablo Martín in Gráfica. In 2003, she founded Run with Eva Balart, where they carry out projects of corporate identity, packaging, communication and editorial design. He combines the professional task in Run with the teaching in ELISAVA where he has taught in the areas of projects, corporate identity and packaging.
provides Typographic Consultancy on projects for the MDG
Graphic designer and independent art director based in Barcelona. He works on identity, communication, web, editorial and signage projects for cultural clients and brands.
Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Typography from Eina. Mikel worked for years at Hey studio and at Bd Barcelona Design, leading him to later collaborate with studios such as Mucho, Ainhoa Nagore and Atipus.
His career has allowed him to work for entities and brands such as Coca-Cola, ESPN, Apple, Nike, Phaidon, M2Malletier, Uniqlo, CCCB, Miró Foundation ... being recognized by the Laus awards and by several international publications. He complements his professional work with teaching at IDEP and ELISAVA.
"I understand typography as the main element of communication in any graphic design project. I will guide the projects in the typographic part, focusing on the conceptual and formal, from different points of view."
teaches Public Presentation Techniques in the MGD and also in the MED
© Leandro García
Writer, screenwriter and some other things. He was a finalist for the prestigious SGAE Julio Alejandro Award, he has won several script awards and the short "Checkout", written and co-directed by him was shortlisted for the 2010 Goya Awards. He holds a Master's Degree in Film and TV Screenwriting from UC3M and is currently hired to write or co-write several films for different Spanish production companies, among them, the animated feature film "Deep".
He is an associate member of the WGA. He is also a writer and his latest work has been the adaptation of the successful Telecinco series "El Príncipe". As a screenwriter for graphic novel, he is currently working on several projects for the Franco-Belgian market, including the one entitled "The Photographer of Mauthausen" and "Monet, Nomad of Light" (Le Lombard).
Monet: Nómada de la Luz
Le Photographe de Mauthausen
Save the Cat! Goes to the Indies
Zíngara: Buscando a Jim Morrison
"From the beginning of my career, if there is something that has given me more opportunities, it is the way to present my projects. Whether in the form of a brief pitch, an informal meeting or facing a public and with a projection, none of the projects I have published would have been accepted without a previous presentation. Nowadays, all creative professionals will have to present projects and proposals throughout their professional life, so it is important that they be trained in this sense."
Pablo Salas Mijangos
teaches Design Management in the English edition of the MGD
Pablo studied Economics at the Abat Oliba University and later at the UB. Attended courses of Commercial Negotiation in Esade Business School, and Commercial Expansion Plan in the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona. Started his professional career working in a family business in the field of fashion, going through the areas of logistics, human resources, purchasing and management. Later he continued his career as responsible for the commercial expansion in Spain of the Italian fashion firm Transit.
Then in the commercial department of the Futbolmanía store was responsible for collectives (soccer clubs of lower divisions).
Since 2013 he coordinates projects, human resources and management in Lo Siento, graphic design studio in Barcelona.
"The objective of the subject is to provide students with the necessary knowledge to coordinate, analyze and maximize human and financial resources of a creative team.
This knowledge will give a more complete vision to designers or creatives and will make them better professionals by understanding all the phases a project goes through, beyond the design phase."
leads the Verbal Identity project in the MGD
Copywriter, creative director and co-founder of the advertising agency Usted. Above all, a strong defender of the concept.
Before founding Usted, he worked in different multinationals such as Springer & Jacoby, El Laboratorio, Bassat Ogilvy, JWT, Atlético or Contrapunto BBDO and was also a professor of writing and creativity at the Open University of Catalonia.
He is a regular collaborator to Mucho, Lo Siento, Hey Studio among other design studios in conceptualization, naming and copywriting. He has obtained recognition in festivals such as Cannes, Laus, FIAP, CdeC or El Sol.