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Handmade drawings, screen-prints and paintings made for solo exhibitions around the world.
Illustration for magazines, advertising, and graphic design books.
Creative direction for magazines and books.
Opening exhibitions and events recaps.
Artshows and solo exhibitions.
Interviews and articles about me in magazines and graphic design websites.
WHO AM I?
My name is Mega.
I work on my creations from the moment I wake up until I go to bed.
I wake up and draw cool illustrations or work on a new artwork.
I have a spicy lunch, draw again, eat another spicy meal, and eventually join my girlfriend in bed.
I don’t drink coffee at night.
This is my life 7 days a week, all year-long.
After a successful career in art direction in Europe and Australia, I now devote myself exclusively to my art.
I do illustrations for magazines and brands such as Nike, Volkswagen or Complex magazine.
I have exhibited my personal work in reputable galleries throughout the Asian Pacific and Europe.
I am a passionate visual maker.
Discover some images I have done for advertising, art exhibitions and publishing:
skills I master
WHAT DO I DO?
I link traditional techniques with innovative process.
I take an interdisciplinary approach — blending the practices of design, technology and art — to create modern and appealing images. I believe that quality, communication and hard work are the keys to success.
It sounds more complicated than it is. Plain and simple, I do catchy visuals that work.
After 14 years of experience in the design industry I specialize in 3 fields.
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Plain and simple, I do catchy visuals that work.
Take a look at the diagram bellow to understand the connexions between my creative skills:
years in the design industry
WHAT IS MY EXPERIENCE?
TIMELINE & WORK EXPERIENCE:
How did I start? Where do I come from? Why do cats purr?
It all started with some spray cans and a lot of passion.
Check the timeline bellow for more details about my artistic experiences:
I co-founded the street art collective Middle Classes.
We aimed to push the boundaries of what Writing was usually thought of.
I published First, an independent Graphic publication about international underground music.
I was the visual director of Kink magazine, a publication about urban cultures and art.
I wrote, illustrated, and published NYC Rules!, a unique graphic design book about New York City progressive cultures.
I directed BPM, a publication dealing with the best of street cultures.
I integrated Lezilus, the european agency representing the new generation of top-notch illustrators.
I took the art direction of WAD magazine, the international reference for urban (life)style and fashion.
Then I spent time in Brazil, um pais de todos.
I worked on a line of pro-model skateboards, tons of magazines, fashion brands identities, and several advertising campaigns…
Plus I lived in Buenos Aires (Argentina) where the meat is better.
I moved to Australia and took the visual direction of ACCLAIM magazine. Acclaim is the Australian & New Zealander leading publication about street cultures.
I started to take part in many exhibitions as an artist.
I worked for various clients in USA and Europe.
Plus I wrote the content of the “visual arts” section of ACCLAIM in Australia.
I relocated my office in Bali (Indonesia), where the girls are cute!
I did illustrations for every issue of Complex magazine in USA.
I illustrated advertisings for clients such as Volkswagen, the French government, and a banking payment system. Of course I did a lot of commissioned illustrations for magazines too.
I also took the time to do more and more art exhibitions.
ILLUSTRATOR FOR ADVERTISING:
Besides many drawings for magazines around the world, I did a series of solo exhibitions in Asia-Pacific and Europe:
ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR:
- Melbourne (Federation Square).
- Sydney (China Heights).
- Adelaide (Magazine).
- Jakarta (Salihara).
- Kuala Lumpur (Stussy flagship store).
- Berlin (Zirkumflex).
- Paris (Sergeant Paper).
- Marseille (Atelier National).
I did a series of outstanding art events in Paris.
I was also working as a JOURNALIST and WEB DESIGNER for Lezilus,
I became an official contributor on several creative websites like Lost At E Minor.
ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR:
Solo art exhibition in Barcelona, Spain.
I wrote articles for lifestyle magazines and I was in charge of my agent’s blog.
I took part in several GROUP EXHIBITIONS.
ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR:
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I try to make the world look better.
HOW DO I WORK?
We can achieve kick-ass results by working TOGETHER.
Let’s see how we can do just this:
- 1. WE PLAN:
- I LISTEN to you until I fully understand your needs.
WE VALIDATE a brief and a timeframe for the project.
- 2. I CREATE:
- I WORK on a creative artwork that follows the brief.
I love turning your ideas into appealing visuals.
Under any circumstances I WILL RESPECT the deadline.
- 3. WE IMPROVE:
- Based on our mutual experiences WE POLISH the result until you are fully satisfied.
- 4. YOU VALIDATE:
- When YOU ARE HAPPY, I am happy. It is that SIMPLE.
I am meticulous by nature and give the closest attention to details.
PARTIAL CLIENTS LIST
Here is are some of my achievements.
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For more than 3 years, I contributed with a full page of ILLUSTRATION in each issue of the lifestyle magazine.
ADVERTISING for the launch of their new car.
ILLUSTRATIONS on double spread pages.
Bags CUSTOMIZATION, sponsorship and videos.
ART DIRECTION of the urban fashion magazine.
ADVERTISING and illustration.
ILLUSTRATIONS for several issues of Air Le Mag, Mc Donald’s magazine.
EXHIBITION in the fashion designer’s art gallery.
Let’s see what recognized experts from the design industry have to say about my work:
“THE UNSTOPPABLE FORCE THAT IS MEGA, bags of attitude and a slogan straight from the street art revolution.
Mega is instantly likeable, the street style and attitude infectious, his globe-trotting lifestyle creates a unification of global counter-culture in his work which overflows with a panoply of colour, slick well-chosen lines and a hawks eye for a good angle.
Mega is one of those that simultaneously breaks the mould but acts as a distillation of his genre, his work trades in alternative culture kudos, which like a precious currency, corporates try to co-opt to put some dents in their cold calculating exteriors and inject some life into their atrophied veins of style by committee, all the while they fund Mega, laughing from his tropical paradise knocking out work he couldn’t help but do.
He controls his style in this way creating slick and justified work that is skilled not only mechanically but works as an illustrator should by selling the message hard. This can be down to his street roots or more likely honed by editorial experience, either way he can put a point across with a tropical sense of glee and a palette rich with street colour.
A true talent, it’s Mega.”
by ILLUSTRATION RALLY.
“Mega’s illustrations aren’t for the faint hearted; aesthetically intense, culturally loaded and a little bit quirky. They will leave you visually satisfied!”
“A true talent, it’s Mega.”
“After a couple of teenage years dedicated to the art of graffiti, Mega started in 1999 to explore the visual experimentations allowed by the use of computer. Soon after, he founded the graphic publication, and throughout the next years took the art direction of some of the best European and international magazines dealing with fashion and urban cultures.
Besides, he co-realized and published several graphic design books.
For the whole time he has been really prolific in term of illustrations, having his art published in countless magazines and books across the world.
His work allowed him to be featured and involved in all kind of fields, from fashion brand identities to advertising campaigns, to art galleries, to skateboard decks design, etc. For the past decade, Mega has been working exclusively on his illustrations, spending every year living in a different country around the world (Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Indonesia).”
by LST PUBLISHING.
“Great artist, great graphic designer, great human being.
It was a real pleasure to work with Mega!”
by Guillaume Le Goff | CLARK MAGAZINE, VICE MEDIA, ADIDAS SKATEBOARDING.
“Mega is constantly exploring new combinations and depth to give his drawing distinct qualities.”
by DESIGN TAXI.
“Combining perfectly clean lines and spectacular deep colours with a close attention to detail; masked warriors, savage girls, innovative typography, iconic objects, swarming insects and other wild creatures emerge straight from Mega mental and physical universe.”
by OFIVE TV.
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