David Despau

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Illustrator and Creative Director, Proximity Mardrid, Spain

David began his university studies in Architecture but eventually graduated in Fine Arts specializing in Design. Since then he has worked in the world of design and advertising in which in addition to working as a freelance illustrator he has worked as both Art Director and Creative Director at several digital advertising agencies. Nowadays he combines illustration with the Creative Direction in Proximity Madrid. He has won several Ad awards as Lion Cannes, NY Festivals, Clio, Echo, El Sol, Inspirational, Fiap...

He has worked for prestigious magazines such as Time, The New Yorker, ESPN magazine, Car & Driver, Harper’s Bazar, Sports Illustrated, GQ, Elle…

He was recently recognized by the prestigious Taschen publication ‘100 Illustrators’ as one of the most influential international illustrators of the last decade.


GJ-1, PDNewYork Festivals