Javier Jaén (Barcelona, 1983) studied Graphic Design and Fine Arts in Barcelona, New York and Budapest. His professional activities focus on editorial illustration, book covers, and cultural communication. His is a symbolic, playful language, and he looks for narrative scenarios and aesthetics in close context, related to the everyday experience.
He has worked for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Time, Harvard University, National Geographic, Greenpeace, Penguin Random House, Vueling Airlines, UNESCO, Camper, Solvia, Louis Vuitton among others.
He has taught at Istituto Europeo di Design, IDEP, and frequently runs workshops and lectures. His work has been recognized by AGI Membership (2015), the Society of Illustrators (Illustrators 55, 56, 60), American Illustration (AI33, AI34) Print magazine (New Visual Artist 2013), Junceda Award (2013), and the Gràffica Award (2010),Laus (Grand Laus 2016, Oro 2017, Silver 2018), D&AD Pencil (2017). He has participated in exhibitions in New York, London, El Salvador, Tallinn, Rome, Ciudad de México and Barcelona.
He has still not written a child, planted a book, or given birth to a tree.
Everything is waiting to be done.