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Hello and welcome! I am Raúl Gil,
a Spanish illustrator and designer.
 

Hello and welcome! I am Raúl Gil,
a Spanish illustrator and designer. 

Hello and welcome! I am Raúl Gil, a Spanish illustrator and designer. 

Hello and welcome! I am Raúl Gil,
a Spanish illustrator and designer.
 

Hello and welcome!
I am Raúl Gil, a Spanish illustrator and designer.
 

I learnt to read with American and European comic books in my hands and grew up fascinated by the world of animation, the cheerful toys of the 80s and early video games. Perhaps as a consequence of all this, intense colour palettes and big, lively characters are often my protagonists, at the service of telling little stories.

I like images that transmit life and emotion, in which the characters are much more than dull elements executing actions. On the other hand, I enjoy the dark side of things, so I can not help pouring a certain bitterness into my work from time to time, always in a contradictorily entertaining and colorful way. I try to make my work reflect my love for the unconventional.

MY BACKGROUND

I've dedicated almost 20 years of my life to design, developing brands and digital products for all kind of companies. While design connects me with the reality of a society in constant change, illustration allows me to explore a more personal and genuine expression.

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INTERESTS

I like pop culture, cinema, literature and any medium in which images, words and/or interaction combine to tell stories. I am also strongly interested in philosophy, folklore and science fiction and I deeply value exploration and constant learning. If you want to know more about me, don’t forget to read the favourites section

FEATURED

Ballpitmag
Semplice Showcase
• Yorokobu Magazine (June 2017 issue)

• Infographical Illustration & Icon (BNN Japan, 2016)
• Laus Book (ADG–FAD, 2015)

Quick facts about me

1. Father 
2. Vegetarian 
3. Taekwondo 4th Dan BB 
4. Born in Barcelona 
5. Can’t drive a car

Usual tools

1. Brain 
2. iPad Pro 
3. Procreate
4. iMac 
5. Adobe CC

The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself. — William Blake

The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself. — William Blake

The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself. — William Blake