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Hi! My name is Mega.
I create inspiring art and sleek illustrations
… every day.

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ARTWORKS

Handmade drawings, screen-prints and paintings made for solo exhibitions around the world.

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ARTWORKS

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ILLUSTRATION

Illustration for magazines, advertising, and graphic design books.

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DRAWINGS

artworks on products

PRODUCTS

Brands collaborations.
Products design.

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PRODUCT COLLABORATIONS

creative direction and graphic design for magazines and books

ART DIRECTION

Creative direction for magazines and books.

More about my work as a
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Solo exhibition recap in Adelaide Australia

SHOWS RECAP

Opening exhibitions and events recaps.
Artshows and solo exhibitions.

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ART EXHIBITIONS

MEGA INTERVIEWS
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INTERVIEWS

Interviews and articles about me in magazines and graphic design websites.

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ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

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MORE ABOUT MEGA
Meet the creative fool behind this website.

WHO AM I?

My name is Mega.
After a successful career in art direction in Europe and Australia, I now do illustrations for publications 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 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.

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.

Feel free to check my interviews section if you want to know me 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.

Plain and simple, I do catchy visuals that work.

Discover some images I did for advertising, art exhibitions and publishing:

mega advertising illustration for volkswagen
ADVERTISING:
Take a look at this selection of advertising illustrations I have done for creative agencies and international brands. From car manufacturers to banks to supermarkets, there is a lot to enjoy.
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Detail of drawing artworks by mega
ART EXHIBITIONS:
Discover my drawings, paintings, carvings, and other artworks. Every year I prepare a new solo art exhibition in a gallery somewhere around the world. In the meantime, I also take part in a lot of group exhibitions.
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illustration for Mens Heath magazine
MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATION:
From Complex magazine in the United States to Mens Health in Europe, I have done tons of illustrations for magazines and books. I love to create sleek and colorful images.
MORE ILLUSTRATION →

I am meticulous by nature and give the closest attention to details.


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About

14
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:

  • 1998
    2001
    GRAFFITI ARTIST:
    I co-founded the street art collective Middle Classes.
    We aimed to push the boundaries of what Writing was usually thought of.

  • 1999
    GRAPHIC DESIGNER:
    I published First.
    First was an independent Graphic publication about international underground music.
  • 2000
    2003
    CO-ART DIRECTOR:
    I was the visual director of Kink magazine.
    Kink was a publication about urban cultures and art.

  • 2001
    PUBLISHER:
    I wrote, illustrated, and published NYC Rules!.
    NYC Rules! was a unique graphic design book about New York City progressive cultures.
  • 2003
    2004
    ART DIRECTOR:
    I directed BPM.
    BPM was a publication dealing with the best of street cultures.
  • 2004
    2014
    REPRESENTED ILLUSTRATOR:
    I integrated Lezilus.
    Lezilus represents the new generation of illustrators.
  • 2005
    2006
    ART ASSOCIATE:
    I took the art direction of WAD magazine.
    WAD is the international reference for urban (life)style and fashion.
    Then I spent time in Brazil, um pais de todos.

  • 2006
    ILLUSTRATOR:
    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.
  • 2007
    2009
    ART DIRECTOR:
    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.

  • 2008
    ILLUSTRATOR:
    I worked for various clients in USA and Europe.
    Plus I wrote the “visual arts” section of ACCLAIM in Australia.
    I relocated my office in Bali (Indonesia), where the girls are cute!
    More exhibitions.

  • 2009
    ILLUSTRATOR:
    I did illustrations for every issue of Complex magazine in USA.

  • 2010
    ILLUSTRATOR FOR ADVERTISING:
    I drew advertising for prestigious clients.
    I worked for 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.

  • 2011
    ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR:
    I did a series of solo exhibitions around the world.
    Besides many drawings for magazines around the world, I did a series of solo exhibitions in Asia-Pacific and Europe:
    1. Melbourne (Federation Square).
    2. Sydney (China Heights).
    3. Adelaide (Magazine).
    4. Jakarta (Salihara).
    5. Kuala Lumpur (Stussy flagship store).
    6. Berlin (Zirkumflex).
    7. Paris (Sergeant Paper).
    8. Marseille (Atelier National).

  • 2012
    ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR:
    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.

  • 2013
    ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR:
    I did a solo art exhibition in Barcelona, Spain.
    I also wrote articles for lifestyle magazines and I was in charge of my agent’s blog.
    I took part in several GROUP EXHIBITIONS.

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ARTIST REPRESENTATIVE

I am proudly represented by LEZILUS.
Pitzalis Nicolas | 13 rue Bouchardon | 75010 Paris | France.
+33 (0)1 42 02 50 85
nicolas@lezilus.com

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I am a passionate visual maker.

After 14 years of experience in the design industry I specialize in 3 fields.

Click on one of the 3 skills bellow to see the related works:


illustration

creative
direction

art

PARTIAL CLIENTS LIST

Here are some of the fantastic companies I have worked with.

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COMPLEX MAGAZINE
USA

For more than 3 years, I contributed with a full page of ILLUSTRATION in each issue of the lifestyle magazine.

VOLKS
WAGEN
Europe

ADVERTISING for the launch of their new car.

MENS HEALTH
Germany

ILLUSTRATIONS on double spread pages.

EASTPAK
France

Bags CUSTOMIZATION, sponsorship and videos.

WAD MAGAZINE
France

ART DIRECTION of the urban fashion magazine.

NIKE ID
France

ADVERTISING and illustration.

MC
DONALD
France

ILLUSTRATIONS for several issues of Air Le Mag, Mc Donald’s magazine.

AGNES b.
France

EXHIBITION in the fashion designer’s art gallery.

de lorean back to the future drawing

Testimonials

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.
“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.

“A true talent, it’s Mega.”

“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.
“MEGA’S ILLUSTRATIONS AREN’T FOR THE FAINT HEARTED; aesthetically intense, culturally loaded and a bit quirky. They will leave you visually satisfied!”
by ARTHIVE.

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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