Alberto Morales Ajubel

Alberto Morales Ajubel - Designer

Valencia, Spain

I'm a painter, designer, illustrator and graphic communicator who has collaborated with national and international magazines and publishers.

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Overview


Hello,

I'm Ajubel, an illustrator based in Valencia, Spain, with many years experience in editorial illustration and children's and young adults’ books. Among my most notable works are 'Robinson Crusoe', a wordless graphic novel which gained 5 international awards (including the Bologna Ragazzi Award) and 'The Cat That Walked by Himself' by Rudyard Kipling, which was selected by Apple to promote the first iPad Mini in 2012.


Having worked on a number of editorial commissions, all requiring the exploration of different tools and techniques to illustrate and enrich the story, has given me the ability to completely immerse myself in the process of communicating through the visual image. I believe in reading in-between the lines of written language and telling the story in an unexpected and innovative way while still maintaining the author's perspective, voice and intention. My role is to create and conceptualize visually striking and rich illustrations that will bring your story to life and create a product we are both passionate and proud of.

I would be glad to help you materialize your project. Feel free to contact me with any questions, let's get to work!

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Cultural & Ethnic
Young Adult

Certifications

  • Fine Arts

Work experience

Freelance

Self-employed
January, 1995 – Present (over 25 years)

I've had my own studio since 1995. Illustration, communication and graphic design across print and digital media, advertisements, events and marketing collaterals.

Other services: Visual identity, Logo, Web Design, Editorial Illustration, Illustration B/W, Cover Magazine, Animate Gifs, Cover Books, Workshops.

Some of my clients:
ICEX (Institute of Foreign Trade) / Editorial Media Vaca / JOT DOWN / Languagecare (Boston) / The Guardian (London)/ L'Express ( France) Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain / Fundación Municipal de Cultura de Cádiz / Workshop Graphic Pepe Herrera / Estudio ZYX / Mercadona / Cavex / La Vanguardia / FITFARMA / GARUXILFARMA / Revista Atlántica / EL SEMANAL / EL MUNDO / Courrier International (Paris)/ El Cultural / Siete Leguas / Systemtronic / Editorial S. M / Fondo de Cultura Económica (Mexico)/ Luis Lino / LEER Magazine / Intalpres4 / Psychology Magazine / Paradores Magazine / Bazar Tales publishing in Norway / Medios Revueltos / Madriz Magazine / Silvadesigners Studio (Lisbon) / MacDiego Studio/ Open Books (Korea) / Pantalia / Coesia (Italy) / Kalandraka Editorial / Ballena Blanca / Tiempo Magazine, among others.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Robinson Crusoe

Ajubel

“Robinson Crusoe, Story in images by Ajubel based on Daniel Defoe’s book” has received some of the most important international illustration awards, including the “Bologna Ragazzi Award” (the Pulitzer as regards the illustration of young peoples´ books). His particular version of the life of the most famous castaway in universal literature has already been published in Spain, Mexico, France an... read more

“Robinson Crusoe, Story in images by Ajubel based on Daniel Defoe’s book” has received some of the most important international illustration awards, including the “Bologna Ragazzi Award” (the Pulitzer as regards the illustration of young peoples´ books). His particular version of the life of the most famous castaway in universal literature has already been published in Spain, Mexico, France an... read more

The Sad Night of Chano Pozo

Leonardo Padura Fuentes, Ajubel

The Sad Night of Chano Pozo, written by the prestigious author Leonardo Padura Fuentes and with illustrations by the renowned graphic artist Ajubel, tells the gripping and sobering little-known story of the overwhelming success and precipitous downfall of one of the most important Cuban musicians, the percussionist Chano Pozo who, together with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, led one of th... read more

The Sad Night of Chano Pozo, written by the prestigious author Leonardo Padura Fuentes and with illustrations by the renowned graphic artist Ajubel, tells the gripping and sobering little-known story of the overwhelming success and precipitous downfall of one of the most important Cuban musicians, the percussionist Chano Pozo who, together with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, led one of th... read more

The Cat That Walked By Himself

Ajubel

*****Selected by Apple for the international launching of the iPad Mini***** ***** Selected by Apple as one of the 5 best books of 2012 published with iBooks Author***** The internationally renouned artist Ajubel is back with his unique vision of The Cat that Walked by Himself, one of Rudyard Kipling's masterpieces. The creator of the award winning novel in pictures Robinson Crusoe (Bologna Ra... read more

*****Selected by Apple for the international launching of the iPad Mini***** ***** Selected by Apple as one of the 5 best books of 2012 published with iBooks Author***** The internationally renouned artist Ajubel is back with his unique vision of The Cat that Walked by Himself, one of Rudyard Kipling's masterpieces. The creator of the award winning novel in pictures Robinson Crusoe (Bologna Ra... read more

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