About me

Currently located at:
Barcelona, Spain

Top Rated in Upwork.com

Experienced illustrator and designer. Fast, creative, proactive and passionate.

I have 14 years of experience in design and illustration. I worked with many clients around the globe from the USA, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Canada, UK, Bahrain, Kuwait, México, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay and Argentina, delivering artwork for games, books, logo design, t-shirts, websites and more.

I started illustration when I was a kid, doing drawings for my friends and I got hooked. After that, I never stopped doing what I love the most. To me, illustration and art is not only work, this is what I enjoy to do everyday. I´m always improving my skills, studying new techniques and challenging myself in order to reach the highest standards of design and digital art.

My best qualities:

Feel free to contact me anytime. Looking forward to working with you!


Work Experience

Art Director at Bookelicious
2017 - Present
GDD writing, Character creation. Game art. Illustration. Design.
Game Artist as a freelancer
2014 - Present
Character creation. F2F animation. Background design. UI design. Storytelling. Props/Guns/Item creation. Icon design. Sprites sheet creation.
2D Game Artist at Nerdy Studios L.L.C.
2014 - 2017 (3 years)
GDD writing. Concept art and storyline. 2D Game art. Game Level design. 2D Animation. Websites design. Music composition
Digital Artist and Illustrator as a freelancer
2006 - Present (13 years)
Digital. Pencil art. Concept art. Storytelling illustrations. Comic. Backgrounds. Characters. Portrait. Caricature. Watercolor.
Lead Designer in TelFo Networks S.L.
2006 - 2014 (8 years and still collaborating)
Mascot design. Graphic design. Logo design. Branding. Book cover. T-Shirt design. Flyer. Social networks. Posters. Cards.

Personal skills and competences

Software
Languages Spanish (native)
English (fluent spoken and writing)
Portuguese (intermediate)

Education

2013 - 2014
Storytelling and illustration course
At Sotano Blanco (Buenos Aires)
2011 - 2013
Illustration and techniques lessons
With Fernando Molinari
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
Audiovisual designer basic course
At University of Buenos Aires, Bs.As., Argentina
Mar 2000 - Nov 2006
Marketing and graphic design - Highschool
At Raggio, Bs.As., Argentina

References about my work


"Juan is a very versatile artist with a great sense of responsability. He was on charge of the illustrations, animations and design of our mobile adventures game (Patch and Marlon´s Iconic Adventures) where he brought a lot of quality. He knew how to satisfy our expectations widely. He is the kind of person that involves 100% in a project and he has great communication skills. In our project, he identified clearly what we wanted and he constantly enriched our vision of the game. Because of his quality as an artist and his intensity for working, I would recommend him without doubting."

Manuel Brunet, Playpatch Studios - Chile


"Juan is a very skilled worker with a positive can do attidude. He will always walk the extra mile and is very keen on meeting your expectations. Looking forward to working with him again! "

Carl Maximilian Moell, Novo Nordisk - Denmark
Upwork.com


“Incredible artist and designer, always completed work exactly as instructed and brought valuable creativity and insight to each project. Would definitely work with again!

Dustin Baker, Launchpad Games - Canada
Upwork.com


"Awesome to work with. Creative as well as talented and passionate to excel. Pleasure to work with and will gladly work with again. Thank you for the help."

Daniel Fox, Fox Industries - USA
Upwork.com


“Juan far exceeded my expectations and anyone would be lucky to have him on their team. Will definitely be working with him again! ”

“I love working with vJuan and will not hesitate to hire him again when the opportunity arises!”

Diana Donaldson, Be Indigo - USA
Upwork.com


“An exceptional professional! Top of UpWork! Will work with Juan again. A++”

“This guy is worth every penny and much more. Great work & communication.”

Kyriako Zarkada, Arion Media. - Bahrain
Upwork.com


“Juan is an excellent illustrator who I strongly recommend. His creativity and attention to detail is outstanding. He's a pleasure to work with him and he's incredibly reliable. You would be lucky to have him involved in any project.”

“Juan is consistently excellent with his work and professionalism. Couldn't be happier to have him on our team.”

“Juan does great work and is valuable to any project!”

Sung, Lime in the Coconut Games Inc. - Canada
Guru.com


Completed the job in the required time with professionalism quality, and showing great communication and interest. We would definitely hire him again.

FiveXGames, Gaming company - Madrid, Spain
freelancer.com


“It was a pleasant experience with Juan. He is an excellent designer and I would recommend him to anyone. My expectations we met, which isn't easy to do!”

“Great designer, he is slotted as one of my best.. Keep up the good work...”

Thomas Radomski, CEO Nerdy Studios L.L.C.- USA
freelancer.com

“Juan's greatest strength is his ability to really listen to clients needs, and then put in the time to come up with amazing work that always goes beyond my expectations. He is truly dedicated to his craft, always delivers on time, makes sure the client is thrilled with the work, and always goes the extra mile. I have been working with Juan for more than 12 years now, on all types of projects, and it's always been a pleasure. He is always my first choice for every project.”

Daniel Magliola, Game developer - England