Creative Director currently making things at Apple. 


New York based by way of Nicaragua, Abu Dhabi, London and Dubai — Originally from Madrid, Isabel grew up moving around the globe. She studied Advertising in Dubai, prior to spending a summer at Central Saint Martins in London and later graduating with a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons School of Design.

Before her current role at Apple, she served as Design Director at Thinkful, where she lead the vision to reimagine the brand’s future thinking approach.

Isabel is a Print Magazine Regional Design Award, SPD Silver Medal and American Illustration Award winner for her Art Direction and Design work at Refinery29. She’s been recognized by the Society Of Illustrators, AIGA and The One Club — Isabel has also been featured in Forbes, Eye On Design, Art Directors Club and WNW Magazine among others.

Shorty Award winner, ADC Young Ones 2018 juror and D&AD New Blood Mentor. Isabel loves to hustle and collaborate with other creatives. Examples include Forever29, Cool Hangs and Art On Link. She has also been a guest lecturer at SVA, Shillington and Parsons, where she recently gave a speech to the graduating class of 2020.

 

 

Education

Parsons School Of Design
New York 2013

Central Saint Martin, UAL
London 2009

American University In Dubai
Dubai 2008

 

 

Experience

Apple
Associate Creative Director
2020 - Current
New York

Thinkful
Design Director
2019-2020
New York

Refinery29
Art Director
2013 - 2019
New York

Design Wajskol
Designer
2013
New York

Groc Editora
Designer
2012
Barcelona

Warner Music
Intern
2013
New York

Tribeca Film Festival
Intern
2012
New York

Vogue Spain
Intern
2012
Madrid

The Farjam Foundation
2010
Dubai
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Recognition

American Illustration Award 38
2020

Shorty Award, Social Good
2019

ADC Young Ones Juror
2018

ACE Hotel NY, Artist In Residence
2018

Chandelier Creative, Artist In Residence
2018

Glossy Award, Best Use of Video
2017

SPD Silver Medal
2017

Society Of Illustrators Award
2017

Print Magazine, Regional Design Award
2017

American Illustration Award 35
2016

AIGA Command X
Las Vegas, 2016

3x3 Magazine 0f Contemporary Illustration
2016

AIGA Cased Award
2015

Heineken Open, Emerging Designer
2014

 

 

Talks

Hello At Apple
Apple Store 5th Ave
2022

Dallas Society of Visual Communication
Guest Speaker
2020

Parson School Of Design
#100DaysToCommencement
Guest Speaker
New York, 2020

SVA
Guest Lecturer
New York, 2018

Shillington School OfDesign
Guest Lecturer
New York, 2018

Buzzfeed Design Team
Guest Speaker
New York, 2017

100Under100
Guest Speaker
New York, 2017
 

 


Exhibitions

Art On Link
New York, 2019

Hoxton Hotel
Brooklyn, 2019 - 2021

Tictail Murals
New York 2016, 2017, 2018


Ductac Art Gallery
Dubai, 2010

 


Publications

My Tiny Atlas: Our World Through Your Eyes by Emily Nathan
2019

OFFFest Barcelona Book
2017

Reinas De La Ilustracion Española del Siglo XXI
2019

Ello Not For Print Magazine
2016

 

 

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