After 20 years of working as a graphic, type and editorial designer, creative director, design consultant and teacher in Amsterdam, Luis now draws for brands and publications worldwide from Tokyo, Japan.
C A R E E R
In 1994 Luis Mendo started his professional career in Spain. Soon he moved to The Netherlands and as of late, to Japan. In these years he has created dozens of magazine titles, identities and publications on and offline.
In June 2005 opened his own studio in Amsterdam, named GOOD Inc. and was chosen one of the 10 best Art Directors in The Netherlands. From 2009 Luis started drawing on a regular basis, rediscovering the joy of the craft, and developing a career as illustrator and artist (or as he likes to call himself, drawer) next to his design work.
In 2013 Luis closed GOOD Inc. and moved to Japan. Since then operates under his own name making art, illustrations, art direction and design consultancy. He still regularly gives lectures, advice and workshops on design, magazine-making and creativity issues.
Please visit my LinkedIn profile for a complete resume.
📁 P O R T F O L I O
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S H O W S
C L I E N T S
Group show about paper, かるた市 東京表参道 at Haguruma Envelope showroom in Omotesando, Tokyo.
March to may 2017
Promo show at Isetan in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
First solo exhibition at Sorama Gallery in Harajuku, Tokyo. Titled simply SOLO, the show was formed by a retrospective to his las 3 years as a drawer.
Group show at Castle Fitzjohns Gallery in New York City in a group show with other Fillin Global artists.
New York Magazine, Monocle, Sony, Popeye Magazine, JR, Ginza Six, Fujifilm, Vanity Fair, De Volkskrant, El País Semanal, IDEO, Corriere della Sera, Isetan, Mandarin Oriental, Parco, Wako Ginza.
Adobe, Aesop, American Airlines magazine, Bonpoint, Condé Nast, Elle à Table Japan, Hearst Japan, Herb Lester Associates, ICON magazine, Knee High Media Japan, Nikkei Business Publications, McKinsey, Medium.com, NHK, Numéro Tokyo, The North Face, PechaKucha, RICOH, Ropé Picnic, Tha Ltd, Tokyo Midtown, Too Much Magazine, Tsutaya T-site, Vara, Voyager, Wako, Winged Wheel Tokyo, Zillion Ideas.
P R E S S
Dead Beat Creative
Tokyo Graphic Designers
Facing Pages Festival
Dutch Photographers Association
DOT Place Gallery
Folk & Tales
The Fox is Black
SPD (Society of Publication Designers)
Amsterdam Fashion Institute AMFI