Hello my name is Jorge Cuadal Calle, I'm an illustrator from Barcelona, this is my story and why I decided to dedicate myself to illustration.
2006 - I studied a medium degree in Self-Publishing - Elisava - Barcelona.
I was 17 years old, I did not learn anything because I only thought about skateboarding and painting graffiti.
2008 - I studied a higher degree in Interior Design - Elisava - Barcelona.
I really enjoyed these studies, but when I finished studying, I started working in a small studio and I understood that I did not like interior design.
2014 - I studied the Degree in Graphic Design - Elisava - Barcelona.
I studied graphic design because I thought that to be an illustrator I had to study graphic design but during my degree I realized that I was wrong, the graphic designer is not the illustrator, the graphic designer is (usually) the one who hires the illustrator. At that point I tried to unite each area of graphic design with illustration.
2015 - After that I decided to study a master in Editorial Design - Elisava - Barcelona.
At this stage I was very motivated, I almost did not sleep doing masters projects and I began to work as a graphic designer, but I ended up saturated after fighting everyday with grids and different fonts, what I liked was the illustration but I was not sure if I should sacrifice everything to focus 100% only on illustration.
2016 - Finally I studied a Master in illustration - European Institute of Design - Madrid.
I was 27 years old, I decided to move to Madrid to study illustration, during that year I enjoyed every minute of the master in illustration and I began to see a professional future as an illustrator.
2017 - I needed a change and I moved to New York.
At that time I was starting to have freelance jobs and I decided to move to New York to try to develop myself as an illustrator.
2020 - Back in Barcelona.
After some time developing myself as an illustrator, now I can say that I am a press illustrator and I work for different magazines around the world.
2021 - During the last years I have worked for clients such as:
- FAST COMPANY
- CAR AND DRIVER
- DIE ZEIT
- EL PAÍS
- IL FOGLIO