Contributed by Malaga-born graphic designer Adrian Mora.
I’m a Spanish graphic designer, 25 years old, from Malaga, a city in the south (Costa del Sol) of Spain.
I studied graphic design in Elisava School in Barcelona, where I was living for four years. An amazing city that inspired me a lot. Afterward I returned to Malaga and started working in a couple of studios, the latter called bRIDA. That’s where I spent my last eight months in Spain before moving to UK. I learned a lot with them, for which I’m very grateful. I’m currently living in London and working at Browns Design.
About my personal identity
When I started working as a freelancer for different clients (while I was at university) I realized that it would be good if I had an element to give to the client, or people that I was meeting, with my contact details. I was thinking about creating my personal identity as a graphic designer, which is always a challenge for a designer or studio, that’s why it took me almost a year to decide what I was going to do, and I’m even still working on it and trying to develop it.
So I though that classic stationery in terms of elements would fit me perfectly. Then I was thinking about how I could express myself, and I believed that what better way than showing myself as I am, as a person. We are designers, but our work, our vision is conditioned by how we are as people.
So I started looking in family photo albums and realised I had very interesting pictures I could use. I think that showing some of my intimate photos is like saying, “Hi! I’m here, nothing to hide, no distance between me and you, break the ice, this is how I am, this is how I work.”