AIGA Unidos, a multi-chapter collaboration, creates a space to empower and celebrate the lives, work, stories, and needs of creatives with a Latinx and Hispanic cultural heritage. Our first event series, Hispanic Heritage Talks, will feature virtual talks with Latinx and Hispanic creatives of various backgrounds and disciplines, taking place all throughout Hispanic Heritage Month!
AIGA St. Louis and STL Design Week is pleased to partner with AIGA Unidos to bring you “Branding Bridges at the Intersection of Design, Illustration & Culture” with Carlos Zamora on Thursday, October 8th, at 7:30PM EST/6:30PM CST.
How do we work? How does culture impact your work? Let’s take a look at the creative process of Cuban-American designer and illustrator Carlos Zamora’s most recent projects, where he’ll be sharing his collaboration with Nespresso and the development of a self-initiated picture book.
More About Carlos:
“I’m a Creative Director specialized in aligning business, brand strategy through iconic illustration, storytelling, and typographic excellence. An award-winning visual strategist with a passion for simplifying, clarifying, and amplifying brand experiences people love.
I graduated from Havana’s Design School (ISDI), left the country, and have lived in St. Louis Louis since 2006. I’m a former President of AIGA St. Louis and currently serve as a board member for Lambert International Airport Art Advisory Committee and the Tennessee Williams Festival. I cherish a fondness for poster design, Russian cartoons, propaganda art, and cigars -Cubans or not.
My illustrations have been published by The New York Times, the New York Observer, The Boston Globe, Ad Age, American Lawyer, The Wall Street Journal, Alive, and St. Louis Magazine. My work has been awarded by American Illustration, 3×3 Illustration Annuals, the Society of Illustrators, and Creative Review. My Cinco de Mayo poster was part of LOS DIEZ, an itinerary art show with the top ten best Latino illustrations in 2018. Communication Arts featured my work in the Typography and Illustration Annuals 2017 and 2019. Recent collaborations include Nespresso’s Cafecito de Cuba Drink It All In campaign in 2020.”