Bio

 

 

Architectural studies

 

 

 

My first contact with computers was with a Commodore Amiga in 1996, working as creative manager for Digital  y Cual (Barcelona), where I produced images for TV, thematic identities for channels, corporate identities, storyboards, travel guide illustrations and animated series.

 

In 1992 RTO (Olympic Radio Television) made me responsible for the storyboards of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Barcelona Olympic Games.

 

I have produced animated pieces and thematic displays for TVE, TV3, Canal 33, Canal +, Tele 5, Antena 3, Nickelodeon, Cinematik, Natura, Buzz, Canal Motor, SuperÑ, PuntoTV, MotoGP, Canal Sur, Canal 13 (Argentina) and Canal Arte.

 

I’ve created characters including Pericu, the official mascot of RCD Espanyol (Spanish Premier League football club) for Tandem, and animated series like Pico&Paca, Vitaminix y Zoomix. These last two have so far screened 104 episodes in various countries around the world.

 

I’ve played a role in creating a corporate identity for SMAIN construction companies, ROB dental clinics, restaurants including Galería Gastronómica and Babs Restaurant, and the graphic image of merchandising products and textiles for Club Super 3 and the artist Lorenzo Quinn.

 

I created the storyboard of the IMAX feature film “The magic Tale” by Jordi Llompart for Orbita Max and a 3D IMAX short film for Entropystudio.

 

I’m currently working on company videos and also storyboards and shootings for cinematographic producers.


Prizes and acknowledgements

Prizes won in collaboration with Digital & Cual SL



 

1989 ANNECY animation festival with the two minute long short film “MÉS ÉS MENYS” (More Is Less).

 

Participation in the ART FUTURA festival (1990) with the animated video “DIGITALE”.

 

Participation in the Imagina festival (1991) with the animated short “1%”.

 

Certificate of Excellence in the LAUS Awards (1996) for the 1996 demo reel.

 

Participation in Angoulême Comic Museum, France.

 

Work shown in Centro Pompidour, Paris.

 

Biennial participation in the Spanish Visionaries project (moving images) in the Reina Sofía Central National Museum of Art (Madrid).

 

Audiovisual Graphics finalist LAUS’30 for CANAL BUZZ 2000 graphic imatge.

 

Audiovisual Graphics finalist LAUS’30 for CANAL 33.

 

Televisió de Catalunya 2000 graphic imatge.

 

AEPD 2003 Awards finalist for the Canal Cinematk 2002 graphic image.

 

 

 

Referenced in the following books:

 

 

 

Comic Authors Catalogue 1988

 

Art Futura 91

 

Graphic design from Spain, Index Book.

 

Mute (just pictograms) Index Book

 

Nine Vitaminix books, Planet Junior.


Juan Linares

 

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Teléfono: 607 230 482

Juan Linares
Avda. Gaudí,40 pral. 2ona

08025 Barcelona

Correo electrónico: juan.linares@gmail.com