Hi there! I'm Pablo Espinosa, illustrator and art director with over 14 years of experience creating exciting artwork, animation and visual design for all sorts of fancy brands across five continents. I've spear-headed projects in digital design, print media as well as huge editorial experiences; my work has been seen in advertising campaigns, journalism websites, street posters and galleries.
- Tall Shorts Film FestivalA film festival like no other, Spark's Tall Shorts invites filmmakers of all walks to create an arresting short film shot vertically on a phone. The artwork for the poster campaign was inspired by the diverse perspectives that have flooded the festival in past years and the infinite possibilities of film.
- WTF is Data Science?Somewhere between an exciting new field and a painfully repeated buzzword, data science is difficult for even the experts to define. Thinkful understood that by summarising the field in a way that was accessible to the uninitiated, the brand could position as a thought leader in data science, with the credibility to define the category for students. Our solution took most people’s immediate reaction to the words “data” and “science” (boring and confusing) and flipped that on its head. We aimed
- Moxy Hotels – Memphis MuralMural commissioned by Moxy Hotels for their new location in the downtown area of Memphis, TN. I sought to create a bold piece of artwork that felt modern but also stood the test of time. At the center of my concept is the undying spirit of youth transcending generations: a curious, awake mind, a wild quest for pleasure and an intoxicating freedom that comes from within.
- HuffPost Highline – FMLHuffington Post Highline's epic article explaining how millennials ended up the poorest generation since The Great Depression. I worked as illustrator, animator and design lead from New Zealand under the art direction of the HuffPost team in New York. Together we crafted the story around the concept of a rigged, unwinnable game to upset the darkness of its content with a bright visual direction that's both charming and unsettling. This project became Huffington Post's most read story of 2017 de
- HuffPost Highline – America's Most Admired LawbreakerIn 2015, The Huffington Post embarked on a reinvention of online journalism via its long-form journal, Highline. Author and New York Times bestseller Steven Brill imagined “a new kind of experience for readers: one that combines the comprehensiveness of a book with the interactivity and immediacy of the web.” Not shy of a challenge, we jumped at the opportunity to take on the production of this innovative storytelling project and worked closely with the author and the Highline team to execute th
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Freelance IllustratorSelf Employed
Beppu, Oita, JapanFreelance
I decided to pursue my life lone ambition of being a freelance illustrator upon moving to Japan. In the last couple of years I've been able to participate in amazing projects with clients such as: Paramount Pictures (US), Spark Telecommunications (NZ), Colenso BBDO (NZ), Moxy Hotels (US), Garage Project Beer (NZ) and Latitude Financial Services (AUS), among others. Represented by International Rescue in New Zealand and Australia.
- Auckland, New ZealandFull Time
Provided leadership and art direction to many editorial and digital design projects with clients such as HuffPost, HuffPost Highline, Auckland Museum, Vodafone, and Jim Beam, among many others.
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- Art Direction
- Packaging Design
- Web Design
- Graphic Design