ABOUT THE ARTIST
Gregori Saavedra was born in Viladecans (Barcelona, SPAIN) in 1968. Graduated in Information Sciences by the University of Barcelona (SPAIN) in 1992. His professional career in advertising started at BDDP·Target as junior copywriter. Afterwards, he worked in four more agencies as creative director: Pongiluppi & Guimaraes, Valverde/De Miquel, J.Walter Thompson and Lorente Euro RSCG.
In 2003, after more than ten years in advertising, he decided to be freelance and explore some other disciplines like direction, illustration, design,… As director he was selected by MTV for the MTV Load Project (2005), selected director by RESFEST 2005 (By Design section), selected as one of the 10 Best New Directors by WEBCUTS BERLIN (2005) and also prized as Best Director by BD4D (By Designers For Designers) in 2006. His video work has been exhibited and showcased in several festivals like Prixars (France, 2005), LOOP (Spain, 2005), Square Eyes Festival (The Netherlands, 2006), DiBa (Spain, 2009) and it is part of the permanent collection at the Austin Digital Art Museum (USA).
As illustrator, Gregori Saavedra´s artwork has been published by Die Gestalten Verlag, IdN, PigMag, DPI Taiwan, Dazed and Confused, Time, Rojo, NEO2, Bis Publishers, Ling, Gustavo Gili, Actar, Die Ziet, Collins Design, New Graphic China, The Gutenberg’s Quarterly,… In 2007, the curators of ILLUSTRATIVE, the most important illustration international forum, selected him as one of the most relevant illustrators worldwide. Later on, in 2009, UNESCO granted his CODE prize to Gregori Saavedra as one of the 20 BEST ILLUSTRATORS OF THE YEAR.
Since 2010 he is stablished in London (UK).