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The Master has a group of first-level teaching staff, all professional practitioners renowned nationally and internationally. In this way, students are trained using a methodology very close to the professional practice of design, and their work is followed-up and closely supervised throughout the course.

  • Thais

    I have got a degree in graphic design from Elisava. I have been a freelance since I started my professional careeer, and since then I have combined collaborations with studios, agencies, companies and public institutions.
    Having a multidisciplinary profile, I have carried out graphic design projects, art direction as well as management and resource optimization projects in graphic communication.
    External coordinator and member of the teaching staff at the Master in Graphic Design in Elisava (2007-2008), I then joined the management team coordinating Masters and Postgraduate courses in 2008, and I am now coordinating and managing the Master in Graphic Design.

    “I became involved in the academic world by accident first, and emotional attachment later on when finding myself again with the feeling of the “assignment” through teachers and students. Together with the director, codirectors and the global vision of the curriculum, I coordinate the plan for the development of the program. My constant relationship with all the parts involved and a clear vocation for “facilitator” allows me to visualize the evolution and effect – also on a personal level – that the program has in our students… what could be described as a ‘luxury’.”

    Thais is the coordinator of the programs of graphic.elisava

  • Joancarles

    Type designer and protoprogrammer of small tools for graphic and type design. He’s been teaching typography and type design for more than ten years.
    In 2004, under the name of BaseLab he focused his work only in designing custom fonts for companies such as Adidas, Kipling, etc.
    During 2012-13 he created approximately 50 fonts based on the real handwriting of sport celebrities for, with the help of a selfmade workflow and set of tools.
    Currently he keeps designing custom fonts, font production and programming bespoke tools for other designers.
    Together with Gustavo Ferreira he teaches programming for (typo)graphic designers everywhere they’re asked to.
    Loves to cook (ergo food).

    “Why programming for designers? Design tools are made by software engineers, not by designers. The designer uses the computer as a predeterminate and closed tool. That’s why solutions seem so close to each other.
    Programming gives more control over the design tool, and therefore over the design process. It allows to follow your own workflow and think beyond the resources included in the available tools everybody uses.
    For getting the best solution to a design issue, the designer thoughts should not be narrowed by the features of the existing software. Repeating the last trendy tricks is boring, and design should not be boring. Learning programming opens a whole new magic world and adds another way of approaching design thinking.”

    Joancarles conducts a workshop on New Tolls at the Master in Graphic Design

  • Josep

    He studied a degree in Graphic Design in Eina between 2009 and 2013, while studying he did internships in OliverGràfic (2011) and Atipus (2012-13). In 2013 he made a Master in Graphic and Interactive Design in Idep Barcelona. The same year he joined the team at Forma, where he makes part currently as a designer and illustrator. The summer of 2015 he did a two-month residency in Base Design NY.

    “We understand learning from observation, analysis and practical work based on trial and error. We attach great importance to the research and selection of concepts that are able to articulate and make sense to the formal part. Also to know how to measure the projects properly.”

    Josep teaches a workshop with Joel Lozano and Dani Navarro on Iconography in the Postgraduate Diploma in Graphic Design Applied to Spaces and a workshop on Symbolic Alphabets in the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Design

  • Founder and creative director at Folch, a graphic design agency based in Barcelona he runs together with his partner Rafa Martínez. The studio works with national and international clients. From the very beginning, Albert got himself involved in many different publishing projects, commissions or coming from his own initiative, such as Apartamento Magazine, Fanzine 137, Metal, Fucking Young, etc. He is currently involved in two new publishing projects: the erotic publication Odiseo and the digital editorial platform Eldoradoexperience, one of his most ambitious projects.

    “I emphasize the importance of the editorial process—documenting, searching and creating a structure for the compiled information. I don’t understand book design as an isolated activity, but it should always be a consequence of the process of arranging information.
    Once the editorial phase is over, we start working on a concept that will eventually lead to the design phase, and it is in this last one where we work aspects such as art direction, typography, master pages, hierarchy of the information… and a couple of grids to contain it all.
    The final goal is that students finish the Master having completed a very well produced piece, with a design suitable for the target audience they had previously identified and with a content totally or partially produced by them, so that they can feel what it’s like to be a publisher.”

    Albert codirects the Master in Editorial Design. He guides the students in the Digital Publishing project

  • Santi

    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.”

    Santi conducts, together with Alba Rosell, the last workshop in the Master in Editorial Design.

  • Óscar

    Focused on editorial design, corporate identity, packaging and art direction, Óscar has directed and developed important graphic design projects for companies and recognized brands in areas such as communication, fashion, restaurants and advertising among others. In 2011 he founded Solo, an independent studio based in Barcelona, with a clear international orientation that is reflected through its clients. Solo’s national projects are also notable for their impact on the sector.
    From a small and flexible structure, Solo strives to represent honest and responsible design.
    The goal in every project is to provide the ideal solution for every situation. Taking into consideration the economic and social situation is key as well as using our resources in the most efficient, decisive and bold way.

    “I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things.” Lindon Leader

    “The profession of graphic design can only be taught through practice. Taking this thought as a starting point, the subject of editorial design for press is layed out so that, early on, the student becomes familiar with the language, the process and the tools of the trade. What is the differential value within design schools?
    The answer lies in the link between teachers and students. We must be able to convey the essential foundation of design, through practical work and transfer the tasks of the learning process to a professional field where we can understand, in a real way, the production work of editorial design.”

    Óscar teaches and guides the Design for Periodicals project at the Master in Editorial Design

  • Born in Pamplona in 1979, he first studied in Escola d’Art Serra i Abella, Barcelona, ​​in Graphic Design and then got a Bachelor Top-Up in Design at Elisava School of Design, Barcelona & The Winchester School of Art.
    He began his career with ruiz + company developing art direction and design in projects for communication, design, packaging and motion graphics for television. Later he set up his own studio specializing in communication and public space. In his last stage he worked at SCPF ad agency working on the ideation and development of national and international campaigns. Now from its two spaces, Goñi Studio and Inclusive Studio, offers an attentive design kind aiming not only to solve problems but also to look for them.
    Teaching design projects since 2006 in BAU and since 2012 in Elisava, also taking care of undergraduate final project degree.
    Creator of the ‘Festa del Grafisme’ in Portbou, an interdisciplinary event that puts the focus on people and their connection with the design from a playful angle without boundaries.

    “10 years teaching projects in graphic design. From the ‘what’ to the ‘how’ in the most direct and powerful possible way. Nothing is more interesting than entering a classroom and share your experience with people you know will surprise you. Teaching is part of my professional and life learning. Being part of this program: a dream come true.“

    Raul leads the Digital Project in the Master in Graphic Design

  • Carol

    With 11 years experience in Advertising and Design, Carol Juarez has worked with clients such as Danone, Cadbury, Codorniu, among others. Carol learned how to be the link between client and the creative team and, how to manage administrative and campaign work and to be creative in finding solutions on limited budgets and on tight deadlines. She loves helping grow and expand the business and the revenue and, specially, build long-term relationships with her clients. Her search for new challenges brought her to New York City, where she joined international branding agency, Base Design. After 2 years in New York, Carol comes back to Barcelona, joining international advertising agency, Vinizius/Young&Rubicam, coordinating the global account of the world’s best-selling yogurt brand from Danone. Currently, she is the studio manager at the global design studio, Mucho.

    “During the DM capsule, our aim will be to convey the importance of embracing, understanding and tackling the design process beyond actual graphic design. By teaching management techniques to the students, will allow them face their upcoming professional reality, comprehensively”

    Carol teaches Design Management in the Master in Graphic Design

  • Pablo

    Was born in Barcelona in 1977 and graduated with honours at Eina, School of Design and Art (Barcelona) in 1999. He worked at Grafica and Pentagram London before founding Mucho (together with his partner Marc Català). During his first 3 years of Mucho he combined running the studio with being the joint creative direction of the UK newspaper The Observer. Today Mucho incorporates the original independent studio mentality with a global approach to design.
    Pablo’s approach to design is focused on simplicity, wit and creative problem solving, together with an interest in typographic expression.
    He is a teacher at Eina, School of Design and Art, and co-director of the degree on Graphic design applied to communication at Elisava, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering. He is also co-author of No somos Hormigas, a book discussing positive views on the world and its consumption new habits.

    “Regardless of the level with which students arrive at the course, we always try to challenge and encourage them to take a step forward: to force themselves to embrace the unknown, to conquer land which has never been explored. Because if a student learns to value this feeling, he won’t forget that this is a career that demands a constant effort for experimenting, documenting, learning and challenge. Undoubtedly, this is creativity’s real drive.”

    Pablo is codirector of the Master in Graphic Design. He shares his experience with the students through in-depth case studies.

  • Joel

    He studied graphic design at Escola Massana, Centre d’Art i Disseny in Barcelona. He was a founding member of the graphic design magazine Copyright Magazine, and his own studio. After several years working at agencies in Barcelona and Madrid he continued as a freelance until late 2011 when he founded Forma & Co, with Daniel Navarro. He combines graphic design, typography, illustration, and animation. He has taught workshops in Bau, Elisava schools and at the Istituto Europeo di Design. He has spoken at events like Ligaduras, Typoweek, and the Congreso Internacional de Tipografía.

    “We understand learning from observation, analysis and practical work based on trial and error. We attach great importance to the research and selection of concepts that are able to articulate and make sense to the formal part. Also to know how to measure the projects properly.”

    Joel teaches a workshop with Dani Navarro and Josep Duran on Iconography in the Postgraduate Diploma in Graphic Design Applied to Spaces and a workshop on Symbolic Alphabets in the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Design

  • Nelson 'Jun'

    Jun was born in Glasgow before moving and growing up in Venezuela, eventually settling in Barcelona. He’s a diverse director and illustrator, as comfortable behind the camera as he is behind the pen. He has a passion for graphics and studied graphic design at Prodiseño (Escuela de Comunicación Visual y Diseño) in Caracas before joining a print design studio. He travelled to Barcelona for the first time in 2002 to DJ at the Sonar Music Festival and 13 years later he’s still here. Jun founded the No-Domain design studio in 2003, active for over 10 years, before eventually embarking on a solo career in 2013 directing video clips, spots and special audiovisual projects. He currently has representation in UK, France, Germany and Spain. Jun has been awarded at San Sebastian’s “El Sol” festival and “Gran Laus” in Barcelona, and his work has been featured in Stash, Onedotozero, Motionographer and Vimeo Staff Picks, amongst many others.

    “I aim to focus more heavily on the visualisation process of the film than on the technical aspects of production. I believe that when an idea is well visualised and the concepts are clear, one works harder and more directly towards developing it and seeing it conceived, and in turn discovers alternative and inspiring methods of producing it. So if a student is unfamiliar with certain techniques and software, it is not a hindrance at all because they will steadily learn and discover their own ways of realising their ideas! This allows for experimentation and helps students to become more confident and creative with the production side of things and teaches them to develop a more personal, inspiring and hands on approach to making films.”

    Nelson teaches motion graphics at the Master in Graphic Design

  • Alejandro

    He has a passion for setting up new exciting projects and putting ideas out there. In the last 5 years he has founded a record label, an online magazine, a temporary tattoos e-shop, and a monthly party in London. But his latest project is actually his main occupation: The Pop Up Agency, a nomadic creative agency that solves briefs in only 48 hours. With Pop Up, Alejandro got the opportunity to learn about group dynamics and creative processes, which has been his passion for the last two years.

    “Graphic design can’t be defined anymore with only the “graphic” part. A good graphic designer should learn about the relationship between users and things. The focus should be on the experience more than on the product. That’s why young graphic designers should learn about sound, touch and technology apart from visual theory and trends.”

    Alejandro participates in the Master in Graphic Design and the Master in Editorial Design teaching about his favorites subjects: Processes, Teamwork, Futures and Strategies

  • She is a freelance graphic designer, specialized in typography. Her activity is developed in the field of commercial work and personal projects. As a typographer, she specializes in editorial design and as a type designer in the design of any kind of bespoke lettering and typefaces.
    After graduating in Llotja in 1992, she worked in different studios and co-founded the studio Cosmic. In 2003–2004, she took a year off to study type design at the course ‘Type]Media’ at the KABK in The Hague, Netherlands, where she obtained the title of Master’s in Design. In addition to her practice, Laura teaches type design at the Master in Advanced Typography at Eina and typography at the Master in Graphic Design at Elisava. She also gives lectures and workshops.
    She is the author of the book TypoMag. Typography in Magazines (Index Book) and, together with C. Henestrosa and J. Scaglione, co-author of the book Cómo crear tipografías. Del boceto a la pantalla (Tipo e).
    Through her own digital foundry, Type-Ø-Tones, she releases and promotes her typefaces.

    “Teaching graphic design should be a field where students obtain tools and knowledge so that they are able to elaborate their personal discourse, both for commercial and experimental work. Excellence in graphic design is seen in those projects where the ability to communicate is perceived thorugh control and command over the form, the rhythm and the contrast, and, in this sense, there’s no other field purer than typography, because without it, graphic design wouldn’t exist. I approach teaching as a space for exchange, where teacher and student must enrich and complement mutually.”

    Laura is type consultant for all projects carried out by students in the Master in Editorial Design

  • Roseta
    Mus Pons

    She was born in Menorca and graduated in graphic design at Eina, Barcelona. She worked at Clase Bcn, Base and Polar until 2008, when she cofounds Roseta and Oihana, together with Oihana Herrera Erneta. Among her clients are Born CC bookshop, FAD, CCCB, Elisava, Gran Teatre del Liceu, UPNA Universidad Pública de Navarra, MCP Mancomunidad de la Comarca de Pamplona and Cementiris de Barcelona. Her works have been published in various blogs. She has lectured and conducted workshops and has been chariwoman of the Laus awards. She taught in Bau, Blanquera and, since 2001, she is a teacher in Elisava.

    “On a personal level, I think that graphic design teaching is specially interesting and rewarding when these principles apply:
    — Professional approach. The professor is not only an academic, he is a working professional designer with the ability to teach to develop successfully professional commissions.
    — Experimental approach. It is also necessary and rewarding to complement professional world with projectual experimentation and freedom allowed by the academic environment.
    — Excitement. To convey excitement for design, highlighting its purpose as social service and its role in visual culture.”

    Roseta teaches the Signage project within the Master in Graphic Design, she is also the codirector of the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Design where she guides the Signage project

  • Dani

    He studied graphic design at IDEP in Barcelona. After working in studios and agencies as Blawcel, Vasava or Toormix, and freelancing for six years, at the end of 2011 he founded his own studio with Joel Lozano: Forma. He specializes in the areas of corporate identity, editorial design and graphic communication. He has served on the board of the ADG-FAD for four years and also belongs to the collective GRRR. He has participated in several national awards juries as LAUS or SELECT Index Book Awards. He has taught at Bau, School of Design in Barcelona for several years teaching projects, and IDEP, teaching Corporate Visual Identity. He is also a guest teacher at different Masters.

    “We understand learning from observation, analysis and practical work based on trial and error. We attach great importance to the research and selection of concepts that are able to articulate and make sense to the formal part. Also to know how to measure the projects properly.”

    Dani teaches a workshop with Joel Lozano and Josep Duran on Iconography in the Postgraduate Diploma in Graphic Design Applied to Spaces and a workshop on Symbolic Alphabets in the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Design

  • Sergi

    He studied at the School of Design of Barcelona and at Escola Massana, he has over 20 years of experience as a graphic designer and creative director. From 1994 to 2012 he was a partner of Lamosca studio leading creative direction.
    In 2013, along with Alex and Sergi Miquel (creative directors and experts in brand strategy) creates Opisso Studio, specializing in Branding, graphic communication, editorial design and digital environments both in business and in the cultural sector, handling different clients such as: Air Europa (Palma de Mallorca), Rising Alternative (New York), the CCCB (Barcelona) and KIDP (South Korea) among others.
    In their studio, they also create exhibition graphics, whose recent credits include the exhibition ‘Espriu’ at the Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona or ‘On The Table’ by Ai Weiwei at Virreina Centre de la Imatge.
    He has participated in the board of the ADG-FAD and regularly participates as a lecturer at the Escola d’Art I Disseny de Tarragona, Bau, Elisava and Blanquerna, Universitat Ramon Llull.

    As Ferrer i Guardia said “We are not afraid to say it: we want people able to evolve constantly; able to destroy, to constantly renew the media and renew themselves; people whose intellectual independence is the supreme force, which is never subject themselves to anything; always ready to accept the best, happy for the triumph of new ideas and aspiring to live multiple lives in one life.”

    Sergi guides the Exhibition Graphics project in the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Design

  • Paadín

    He was born in Ferrol, Galicia. He studied fine arts in the University of Cuenca. He moves to Barcelona to work as a graphic and multimedia designer. In 2001. He cofounded 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, especially in Spain and Mexico.

    “To suspect, stretch, force, test… To approach infography as an expressive tool means to know its principles an historical context, in order to prove its preestablished limits. Curiosity and a desire for experimentation are the main tools to do it.”

    Paadín conducts a workshop about Data Visualization at the Master in Graphic Design

  • Marc

    Barcelona 1970. He graduated from Eina School in 1991. From 1989 to 1996 he worked and trained professionally in various studios in Barcelona, Brussels and Bordeaux.
    Founder of Base Design in 1997 along with 4 other partners to create a network of graphic design studios in Barcelona, Brussels, Geneva, Madrid, New York and Santiago de Chile.
    Prize Ciutat de Barcelona of Design in 2007.
    Since 2010 is the director of programs of graphic.elisava.
    In 2015 begins a new professional initiative: Outcome.

    “My goal with the students is to try to convince them that they not only need to know about graphic design, but they must also know about “everything else”. A good graphic designer is someone who is interested in the world. Only like this he will be able to do his job right. I also try to make them develop their intuition, so that they become more aware about it to be able to incorporate it in their projects. In this way, they will develop a different language.”

    Marc is the director of the programs of graphic.elisava, he teaches Global Vision at the Master in Graphic Design and tutors the students in the Real Project at the Master in Editorial Design. He is a graphic consultant for the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Design and guides the Complex System Project in the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Design

  • He graduated in graphic design from EINA in 1998. After six years of working and learning at the Grafica studio in Barcelona, he founded ESIETE in 2007. Design lies at the heart of all his projects and for this, he searches excellence in ideas and in execution. His work with the all-line team at the studio has been recognised in different national and international awards. He is also the founder and director of the digital magazine

    “From idea to form. Students must understand the final meaning of our profession. To generate ideas, graphic discourses, to detect and reinforce values, and to discover new solutions to communicate and to meet the requisites contained in the brief. My approach is to get students to reflect on what’s necessary and what is not, providing them with tools and mechanisms to detect the ideas that make sense and worthy to be drawn up. Throughout the project we present a passionate vision of what we are able to decide in digital projects and how the first steps are the most important to define digital branding both for a commission and a personal project.”

    Javier conducts the Digital Branding project in the Master in Graphic Design

  • Olga

    I got my degree in psychology, thinking that people are the most powerful communication media, and “to use” ourselves as a tool to promote changes, for me was obvious and kind of an obligation. In addition to my degree, I complemented my studies with subjects related to team leadership, management and communication abilities, area I’ve worked on after my studies.
    By chance (as it happens with good things), my professional life had a twist in 2002 thanks to Base Design, where I worked for and learnt from a bunch of good professionals from the field of design.
    After 11 years working as the account manager within the graphic design world and art direction, I’m currently project director at Carlitos y Patricia.
    I teach project management in graphic design in different universities.

    “Across these years of professional experiencience, I’ve seen how designers are involved in many tasks which are not purely designing or creating, such as prepare client presentations, manage their time and tasks, understand the specificity and typology of project, etc. That’s why I consider that adding management skills, besides the artistic aproach, is a must for all designers and is guarantee of a better understanding of the profession.”

    Olga teaches project management at the Master in Graphic Design

  • Founder of Affaire with Josep Román.
    After finishing his studies at Elisava, Pol worked as a collaborator in a number of studios and agencies of Barcelona: Folch Studio, *S,C,P,F…, Bendita Gloria, Avanti Avanti, among others.
    He currently runs with Josep Román the creative studio Affaire, which works in edition, design and art direction projects for clients in the arts, culture, fashion and industrial design. He combines this full-time job with the edition of Odiseo, a biannual publication by Folch, and of new editorial projects that will be launched during the year 2016.

    “My way of teaching highlights edition and concept as the foremost elements of identity in a publication, and I put special importance on typography and art direction. Perhaps the most representative aspect of my classes is an approach with a moderate intrusion on aesthetics: if students’ work is commented and questioned in class, the goal is to let the student develop her own visual interpretation of the project to the very end.”

    Pol tutors the Book Design project at the Master in Editorial Design as well as the Editorial project in the Master in Graphic Design

  • Xavier

    He has got a degree in graphic design from EINA school. After working at the studio Enric Aguilera, he joins the Grafica team, run by Fernando Gutiérrez and Pablo Martín.
    In 2003 he founded Run with Eva Balart, from where they carry out corporate identity projects, packaging, communication and editorial design for companies such as Grupo Tragaluz, Penguin Random House Mondadori, El Celler de Can Roca or Canada House and institutions such as Institut de Cultura from Barcelona City Council, Centre d’Arts Escèniques de Terrassa and el Born Centre Cultural. He combines his professional task in Run with teaching in Elisava, where he teaches in the project areas, corporate identity and packaging.

    “The dynamics of the classes mix public presentations, more frequent in the initial stage, with the individual work in class, and a more personalized follow-up, more intense in the final stage of the subject. The student indicates the rhythm and the objectives, taking into account the following conditions:
    — Every day, one step, taken decisions.
    — In each step, three options. Like this we obtain the resources to work in class and to take decisions.
    — Tangible formalization, working with physical models and prototypes in order to be able to value and modify the proposals in class.”

    Xavier directs the Packaging/Product project at the Master in Graphic Design, with the rest of the Run Design team they conduct a workshop on Ephemeral Installations in the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Design

  • Pablo

    Pablo was born in Barcelona in 1975 and studied Economics at the University of Barcelona to join the family business; a chain of multi brand fashion stores (Zas and Zastwo). He complemented his studies with courses in business planning and comercial expansion in Esade Business School.
    For 13 years he trained in the family business starting at the bottom, and gained experience in all facets of the business. He left to take on the expansion of an Italian fashion brand, Transit, in Spain. He has also spent time working in the bakery Demasié and as clubs’ representative at Futbolmania. (a shop specialising in football).
    Since he was 18 he has also dedicated part of his profesional life to music; as drummer for the Unfinished Sympathy (5 albums, European tours and more than 400 concerts) and currently with Joan Colomo.
    In 2013 he started to work as Project Manager at Lo Siento graphic design studio, where he has a combined role of head of project management, and as finance and HR director.


    “With everything I’ve been through until today I would say that the time management and resources available to a person, whether in work or personal life, are essential ingredients to be happy and give one’s best. This philosophy can be used in a business setting, where a good team and good management are two essential pillars on which one should build a project or business.”

    Pablo teaches Design Management in the Master in Graphic Design

  • Serge

    After graduating from Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Serge Rompza has co-founded the Berlin and Oslo based design studio NODE in 2003, together with Anders Hofgaard.
    The two offices collaboratively focus on identity, print, exhibition and interactive work. Clients include Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, MIT program in art, culture and technology (ACT), La Biennale di Venezia, ZKM Karlsruhe and Ultima Contemporary Music Festival Oslo. Since 2004, he has regularly been teaching at art and design academies across Europe.

    “In my eyes, academies should provide a platform for experiments and discourse. To educate students towards becoming reflective thinkers, who are able to position themselves in the constantly changing field of design and culture in general, must be one of the main achievements during their studies.”

    Serge conducts a workshop about Content Creation during the Master in Editorial Design

  • Alba

    Alba Rosell earned a degree in graphic design and visual arts. In 2007 she cofounded Bendita Gloria Studio with Santi Fuster. 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.”

    Alba conducts, together with Santi Fuster, the last workshop in the Master in Editorial Design

  • Dolors

    Dolors studied philosophy in Barcelona and she finished a Master in Libraries and Heritage Collections. Currently she is preparing her thesis on digital marketing.
    She has developed most of her professional career as head of editorial production at Actar Publishers and at Birkhäuser Verlag. From both publishing houses she has produced books with the best designers and international clients.
    More than 800 projects are proof of the scope and diversity of her productions for museums, art centers, institutions, universities and companies around the world.
    Since 2012 she combines her job as strategic consultant with teaching activities and academic tasks around design and management at the university.

    “Her approach towards teaching is a combination of “learn by doing” applying critical analysis on different cases studies. Sessions are developed around a “subject”, case studies of real publications and questions posed by students within their own projects. Drifting away from dogmas and going beyond technical aspects when necessary, considers editorial production from a holistic point of view. These are open sessions, mainly practical and participatory, with a professional approach.”

    Dolors teaches Graphic Production in the Master in Editorial Design

  • Anna
    Tetas Palau

    After finishing her degree in translation and interpreting, Anna has developed all her professional activities in the publishing world, first at Actar publishers –as editor, editorial coordinator and head of communication– and later as a freelance. Among the many projects she has worked in stand out the editorial coordination for Mould magazine, guest edited by Joan Fontcuberta, Food for Thought. Thought for food, edited by Richard Hamilton and Vicent Todolí about the creative universe of Ferran Adrià (Actar, 2009), In the Chinese City (CCCB, Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Actar 2009), Inquietud teórica y estrategia proyectual, Rafael Moneo (MIT Press, Actar), or the series Verb boogazine.
    In the course of her professional career she has worked with renowned authors and has collaborated with important institutions and publishing houses.

    “In my sessions I like to combine theory and practices related with the whole picture within publishing activities. I try to convey the students the passion for editorial work, from the point of view of an editor –and not as a graphic designer, training provided by the rest of subjects–, even encouraging them to set up their own publishing house. Only time will tell if I have succeeded. Maybe the next Adrian Shaughnessy or Lars Müller is among my students!”

    Anna teaches Publishing and Orthotypography in the Master in Editorial Design