Duró Founder and Creative Director
Barcelona,1971. He started studying Communication Sciences at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Later he studied Graphic Design at the Eina School of Design and Art, Barcelona and obtained a scholarship to attend Parsons School of Design in New York. Once he completed his studies, he was accepted as an apprentice at the prestigious studios of Louise Fili and Pentagram, where he was a member of Paula Scher‘s team. Back in Barcelona in 1995, he worked five years for several well-known studios in the city.
Free and independent in 2001, he specialized in brand design and communication. As co-founder of Scope magazine, he embarked on an intensive four year effort where he made good friends and interacted with colleagues deeply involved in the world of culture.
The Founder and Creative Director of Duró, he is also currently a professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the Eina School in Barcelona. In addition, he often lectures on specific subjects in other educational institutions. He was Vice President of the Asociación de Directores de Arte y Diseñadores Gráficos del Fomento de las Artes y el Diseño (ADG-FAD)[Catalan Association of Art Directors and Graphic Designers], and he is frequently among the Jurors awarding prizes in connection with the industry.
His work is acknowledged through different national and international publications and awards. He is very active as an illustrator and, ever since the Ara newspaper was founded, he has had his own graphic opinion section.
As a collector, researcher and consultant he has a weakness for Art Deco, and his texts and conferences focus on this and other subjects. His profile, which is a combination of design, art direction, collecting and teaching, has naturally led him into the field of consulting in connection with branding, advertising and communication.
His works, offering a very personal view on subjects such as music and graphics, have been displayed in many exhibition sites.
He’s a terrible DJ.