Portrait of Illustrator Rafael Alvarez

Rafa Alvarez is an awarded Spanish illustrator living and working between New York and Berlin.

After being head of Premium Marketing and Art Director for an international company with projects in Madrid, Frankfurt and Tokyo, he moved to New York to focus on his art career. He graduated at the highly selective School of Visual Arts with a Master in Fine Arts – Illustration as Visual Essay and begins to work for galleries, magazines and book publishers around the globe.

As of today, his work can be seen regularly on the pages of The New York Times, S├╝ddeutsche Zeitung and Playboy Magazine as well as in in advertising campaigns for American Express and others.

His work has been awarded by American Illustration, International Motion Arts, Behance (winner of Talent Search 2013) and School of Visual Arts (Paula Rhodes Memorial for Excellence in Illustration).