Javier Jaén, Spain

AGI member since 2015

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Javier Jaén (Barcelona, 1983) studied Graphic Design and Fine Arts in Barcelona, New York and Budapest. His professional activities focus on editorial illustration, book covers, and cultural communication. His is a symbolic, playful language, and he looks for narrative scenarios and aesthetics in close context, related to the everyday experience. He has worked for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Time, Harvard University, National Geographic, Random House, Vueling Airlines, UNESCO, among others. He has taught at Istituto Europeo di Design, IDEP, and frequently runs workshops and lectures. He has still not written a child, planted a book, or given birth to a tree. Everything is waiting to be done.

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    Javier Jaén, Spain (2015)

    Javier Jaén (Barcelona, 1983) studied Graphic Design and Fine Arts in Barcelona, New York and Budapest. His professional activities focus on editorial illustration, book covers, and cultural communication. His is ...

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    Javier Jaén, Spain (2015)

      Javier Jaén (Barcelona, 1983) studied Graphic Design and Fine Arts in Barcelona, New York and Budapest. His professional activities focus on editorial illustration, book covers, and cultural communication. His is a symbolic, playful language, and he looks for narrative scenarios and aesthetics in close context, related to the everyday experience. He has worked for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Time, Harvard University, National Geographic, Random House, Vueling Airlines, UNESCO, among others. He has taught at Istituto Europeo di Design, IDEP, and frequently runs workshops and lectures. He has still not written a child, planted a book, or given birth to a tree. Everything is waiting to be done.

      Awards

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      • 2016

      Grand Laus
      • 2015

      Society of Illustrators 55
      • 2016

      Society of Illustrators 56
      • 2015

      American Illustration AI33
      • 2016

      American Illustration AI34
      • 2013

      Print Magazine. New Visual Artist
      • 2013

      Junceda Illustration Awards
      • 2010

      Gràffica Award