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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.
 

Generally, we do not talk too much about the whys. In my case, I am a designer by vocation and an illustrator by necessity. 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 express myself in a more personal and genuine way.

MY WORK

My work as an illustrator is the reflection of my humble cultural foundations, close to the world of American and European comic book, animation in its entirety, the most extravagant toys of the 80s and early video games.

Intense color palettes and big, lively, charismatic characters are often my protagonists, at the service of telling little stories. On the other hand... I can't avoid pouring a certain degree of obscurity into them, always in a contradictorily entertaining and colourful way. Two parts of childishness, one part of darkness.

Would you like us to work together?

INTERESTS

I like cinema, literature and any medium in which images, words and/or interaction combine to tell stories. I love video games and playful applications, especially if they carry with them some kind of educational purpose —not necessarily focused on a child audience.

I am also strongly interested in philosophy, folklore and science fiction. Always working on new personal projects, indispensable for me since I deeply value exploration and constant learning. If you want to know more about me, don’t forget to read the favourites section

FEATURED

Semplice Showcase (2018)
• 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

Indispensable tools

1. Brain 
2. iPad Pro + Pencil 
3. Procreate
4. Mac 
5. Adobe CC

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Selflessness is humility. Humility and freedom go hand in hand. Only a humble person can be free. — Jeff Wilson

Selflessness is humility. Humility and freedom go hand in hand. Only a humble person can be free. — Jeff Wilson

Selflessness is humility. Humility and freedom go hand in hand. Only a humble person can be free. — Jeff Wilson