Jor Ros is an illustrator, designer, and academic currently based in Barcelona, in the northeastern area of Spain. Jor has a BA in Product and Graphic Design, and a MA in Illustration from ELISAVA, Barcelona’s most prestigious and largest Design University.
In his practice, Jor works across the digital and analog spectrum to generate strong and bold narrative imagery, through his understanding of color, abstraction, and dynamic compositions. His process usually starts with a basic sketch of an idea and message and introduces color and texture early on in order to better understand the mood the image can convey.
A strong believer in experimental and personal practice, alongside the commercial side of his work, Jor enjoys creating deep, personal narratives in what for him is a very intimate process of sharing his views and feelings on certain subjects. Drawing inspiration from past stages of his life, he is particularly influenced by the world of classic eastern animation, folklore, and art, as well as spiritual and religious imagery.
Commercially, Jor has a special focus on creating and developing concepts which then brands can use to launch new products, services or engage with their audience in new and interesting ways.
He has a particular interest in editorial work, such as covers for different publications and books, the music industry, and advertising, as well as crossing the boundaries between product and illustration, such as applied graphics for packaging design or commercial applications of his work on products such as Art Toys, Character Design for Animation and Video games, Collectibles or Apparel.
His recent clients include Adidas, Nike, Vice, Bloomsbury, Random House, Virgin Atlantic, Superplastic, Devil Toys & Odooki, amongst others. Jor is also currently a consultant, researcher, and senior lecturer on Illustration, Product Communication, and Applied Design Methodologies, for both BA and MA students at his alma mater in Barcelona.