A B O U T Luis Mendo


LUIS MENDO
Drawer

After working as a graphic designer and creative director for 20 years in Europe, Luis moved to Japan where he changed his career to illustration. His eclectic approach and versatile style, combined with his art direction skills makes him a relevant addition to creative teams and projects. His work is found on websites, magazines and ad campaigns, but also in art galleries and clothing. You can find him often drawing the Tokyo streets on the sketchbook he always carries with him.

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. 

Please visit my LinkedIn profile for a complete resume.

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THANK YOU
for not using my work without permission.

Luis at luismendo dot com
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You can also contact my reps:
Building in Japan, YCN In the UK or Fillin In the USA

 

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ルイス・メンド

スペインとオランダで20年にわたりエディトリアルデザイナーとして活躍したあと、2013年に活動の場を東京に、重点をアートとイラストへシフト。作品は日本、ヨーロッパ、アメリカの雑誌で定期的に出版され、イラストレーターとして活動するかたわら、国内外のクライアント向けにデザインの仕事も続けている。

イラストレーターの友人エイドリアンと共に、プライベートでもカフェや電車のなかでスケッチに勤しむ。絵を描くことをもっと身近に感じてもらうよう、二人でお絵描きイベント「Pause Draw」を毎月開催している。


S H O W S

C L I E N T S

May 2017
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.

September 2016
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.

February 2016
Group show at Castle Fitzjohns Gallery in New York City in a group show with other Fillin Global artists.

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

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.


C O L L A B O R A T I O N S

Presenter PechaKucha Presentations 
Curator Mas Context, Tokyo issue
Editor, designer Tokyo City Map 
Co-editor TypoMag book
Actor RICOH Video
Collaborator The Tokyoiter
Founder and organizer PauseDraw
Editor-in-Chief & founder The Illustrated Magazine


E X P E R I E N C E

Creative Director at Lava Design 
Design Director at PechaKucha HQ
Chief Art Director at Bright Magazine
Founder director at GOOD Inc.
Founder of the Goodfellas Network
Founder of Screenzine
Teacher at University of Barcelona
Founder and blogger at Bladblog
 


My last instagram photos. Follow @luismendo