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Alejandro Milà, Barcelona, 15th January 1979
Illustrator · Creative Director · Entrepreneur · Father
Having been a lover of the ninth art since time immemorial, as a child I took my Superman and Tintin comics which my mother bought me wherever I went. At the age of 18, I began taking classes in illustration and design at Joso Comics School (Barcelona), which I combined with my history studies at the University of Barcelona because my father didn’t think I would make a dime off of drawings. I continued my studies at the art school with an inextinguishable passion, though I had to abandon my studies at the university to the great chagrin of my father, and myself, as well.
In 2009 I met Vanessa, the love of my life, who in 2011 convinced me to go to her beautiful home country of Costa Rica to live there for a while since as an architect in Barcelona during the crisis, opportunities were getting scarcer and scarcer. The experience couldn’t have been better, and in these last 7 years, in addition to making new friends and going on excursions and trips to and from my native land, we’ve had two incredible children, Diego and Ignasi.
Since 2006, as a bona fide professional, I’ve progressed little by little but never ceased to move forward. I’ve gone from working as a freelance designer and illustrator to setting up one studio for illustration and another for animation, putting our style and positive energy into a ton of projects for ad agencies, communication companies, publishing houses, and magazines. We’re very grateful to all the people who are behind the many large and small companies that have decided to go work with us.
I’m interested in a million different things, and without exception, they always show up in my work.
Owner of Milà Animation.
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