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Hector Torrent

Hector Torrent - Designer

London, United Kingdom

I am a creative and enthusiastic Illustrator specialised in Character Design and Infographics with strong vector skills.

Overview

I have been working in the creative industries for 15 years, primarily in Advertising, Toy Design and Video Games. I have a degree in Advertising with a specialisation in Design. I worked as a Creative Director at Tribal DDB and DoubleYou, where I developed my design skills. In 2005 I won a Toy Design Competition, moved to London, and enrolled in an intensive Illustration course at Central Saint Martins. I developed toy concepts and designs with Tortoy Studio and Studio Henbo for companies such as Toy2R (Hong Kong), AdFunture (Hong Kong) and Dudebox (United Kingdom). With these two studios, I got the opportunity to travel and do custom toys for international shows and take part in live painting events and arts festivals as an urban artist. I have a life long passion for all things related to children in popular culture: books, animation, comics, manga, toys, video games, TV and movies.

Services
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)

Certifications

  • Illustration Workshop | Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London October 2004 - December 2004
  • Design and Make Infographics (Project-Centered Course) by Michigan State University on Coursera. Certificate earned on January 29, 2017

Awards

  • 2005 “Qee for President”. One of the winning designs of The United States of Qee (Toy2R) competition.
  • 2004 “Mr Eggtor”. One of the winning designs of the Design-A-Qee Expo 2004 (Toy2R) competition.

Work experience

Illustrator / Character Designer / Infographics Designer

Self-employed
January, 2004 – Present (almost 14 years)

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