L U I S  M E N D O
Drawer

After 20 years of working as a Graphic, Type and Editorial Designer, Creative Director, Design Consultant, Teacher and Creative Thinker in Amsterdam, Luis now draws in Tokyo, Japan.

Portrait by Yulia Skogoreva

Portrait by Yulia Skogoreva

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.

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SHOWS 

Early 2015 Luis exhibited his drawings at L'Illustre Gallerie Le Monde in Harajuku, Tokyo, together with his friend Adrian Hogan.

In February 2016 his work was exhibited at Castle Fitzjohns Gallery in New York City.

September 2016 Luis had his 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.

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