EINA University School de Disseny i Art de Barcelona. Attached to the UAB

Teaching Staff

José Luis Merino

He studies at EINA. He began working in 1985 as a graphic designer in a number of studios and advertising agencies until 1988, when he struck out on his own to set up his present graphic design and illustration studio.


He began teaching illustration classes in a number of schools in 2004 On the Higher Graduate course in Design, on the Master's in Art Direction and Workshop at the Elisava summer school, in Barcelona, for the Postgraduate in Creative Illustration at EINA, for the Master's in Art Direction at the Universitat Ramon Llull in Barcelona, workshop for the fashion week at the Universitat ESDEGMA in Pontevedra and for the Postgraduate in Illustration at the Escola Bau in Barcelona.

Professional / Research Activity

His clients include BMW, Elle Germany, Elle Decor UK, Fast Company, Food Illustrated, Food & Wine, Forbes, Freixenet, Gourmet, GQ UK, Harper Collins, Harper 's Bazaar USA, London Sunday Telegraph, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Madame Figaro Japan, Neiman Marcus, Pedro García, Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy USA, Ritz-Carlton, San Miguel, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post Magazine, Town & Country, Travel & Leisure, W, Taste Magazine.


His works have won awards and been published in competition yearbooks such as The AOI, American Illustration, Archive, Communication Arts, D & AD, Premios Junceda, Premios Laus, The Art Directors Club of Europe and SND.

His illustrations have also been published in the books entitled Illustration Now by Taschen and 200 Best Illustrator by Lürzers Archive.