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Luis Mendo

• ↓ • Will draw for breadJapan
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Luis Mendo

• ↓ • Will draw for breadJapan
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.
  • EL PAÍS Semanal — Cover and inside pages literature articleCover and images for an article about authors writing about their travels.
  • Spot illustrations for Monocle MagazineMonocle uses a lot of spots in their pages. Often illustrated, I was commissioned to do these, about people starting small businesses after Covid-19. Great help and art direction by Maria Hamer
  • Mental health after Covid-19 for WiredWired UK commissioned me these for an article in their August 2020 issue, where they discussed the consequences of the pandemic and lockdowns on people's minds and lives. Great Art Direction by Mary Lees
  • Highlights 1As my projects are mostly 1 main image, let me add here a selection of the ones I like most. This is part I.
  • The Home StayerA collection of covers for a faux magazine.
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Work history
    Principal, ownerLuis Mendo
    JapanFull 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.
    Founder and PrincipalGOOD Inc.
     - Amsterdam, NetherlandsFull 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
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  • Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Magazine Design
  • Art Direction
  • Calligraphy
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Dutch Speaking
  • Creative Concepts
    Bachelor of Arts Graphic Design (Summa Cum Laude)Escuela de Arte Numero Diez
     - Madrid, Spain
    In the last year, I studied in The Netherlands a full year of Graphic Design too.