Luis Mendo

• ↓ • Will draw for bread

Level
Senior
Location
Japan
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

After working as a graphic designer and creative director for 20 years in Europe, Luis moved to Japan where he changed his career to drawing. His eclectic approach and versatile style, combined with his art direction skills makes him a relevant addition to creative teams and projects. His work is found on websites, magazines and ad campaigns, but also in art galleries and clothing. You can bump into him in the Tokyo streets where he draws daily on his sketchbook.

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Skills

  • Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Magazine Design
  • Art Direction
  • Calligraphy
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Dutch Speaking
  • Creative Concepts

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Luis Mendo

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      GOOD Inc.

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        Lava

        Work history

        Currently

        Principal, owner

        Luis Mendo

        Jun 2005
        • Japan
        • Full Time
        • When I moved to Japan, I couldn't really continue Art Direction due to my Japanese language limitations, so I changed my career to illustration which I have been doing since.

        2015

        Founder and Principal

        GOOD Inc.

        Jun 2005 - Jun 2015
        • Amsterdam, Netherlands
        • Full Time
        • After working at Lava, I started my own practice, called GOOD Inc. where I continued awarded magazine design and art direction until I moved to Japan

        2005

        Creative Director

        Lava

        May 1995 - May 2005
        • Amsterdam, Netherlands
        • Full Time
        • Came in as a junior and left as a creative director. We made mainly magazines and identities for a varied client group.

        Education

        1991

        Bachelor of Arts Graphic Design (Summa Cum Laude)

        Escuela de Arte Numero Diez

        Sep 1988 - Jul 1991
        • Madrid, Spain
        • In the last year, I studied in The Netherlands a full year of Graphic Design too.