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1 March 2018

D'EINA A LA FEINA (FROM EINA TO WORK) - Professional Guidance Conference

Designed for 3rd- and 4th-year students on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, D'EINA A LA FEINA (FROM EINA TO WORK), Professional Guidance Conference was held on Tuesday 27 February and looked at employment opportunities, continuing studies and the professional guidance tools available to the students with a view to employment.

The conference featured a round table with Jordi Esteve, Carla Hausmann + Pablo Gàrate and Carles Rodrigo, former students who spoke of their own experience regarding their professional and academic careers since leaving EINA.

The name D'EINA A LA FEINA (FROM EINA TO WORK) has been recovered from the subject started by Lluís Pau in the 1994-1995 academic year, which he later shared with Antoni Arola.

23 February 2018

Former Illustration students selected for the FLIC Festival

Former students on the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques and the Specialisation Course in Illustration for Children's and Teenagers' Publications have been selected to be part of the Illustration Fair organised by the FLIC Festival.

You can find the following illustrators there, all former EINA students:

  • Gisela Navarro Fuster, former student on the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques

  • Simona Galizia, former student on the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques

  • federica pavan, former student on the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques and the Specialisation Course in Illustration for Children's and Teenagers' Publications

  • Laia Arqueros, former student on the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques

  • Isabel Aniel, former student on the Specialisation Course in Illustration for Children's and Teenagers' Publications

FLIC Festival 2018
23 January 2018

Participation by students on the MURAD in the reflection on empty language or the empty word

On 12 January, the students on the University Master's Degree in Research in Art and Design (MURAD) at EINA took part at La Escocesa in an artistic research activity into the difficulties and demands posed by the language and style of writing in producing academic texts.

These reflections linked to empty language or the empty word were made as part of the “Putting Your Body Into It” project that Maria Alcaide and Juliana Guerrero, former students on the master’s degree, are carrying out in collaboration with dancer Sara Gómez, theatre group Els Malnascuts de la Sala Beckett and the MURAD itself.

“Poner el cuerpo”, project by Maria Alcaide and Juliana Guerrero
18 January 2018

À LA RECHERCHE… summary of the day of reunion and contribution of documents to the EINA historical archive

On 15 and 16 December, À la recherche... was held, an activity that is part of the 50th anniversary of EINA, the aim of which included the contribution of documentary material to extend and complete the collection of the EINA historical archive. Basically, the aim was to collect work by former students or other documents relating to the school’s learning, teaching or activities.

As well as the documentary aim, the day had a festive air of reunion. The success of the participation in it was made evident with the presence of dozens of teachers and former students, 37 of whom contributed documents.

Among the materials loaned, currently being digitised, there are 918 photographs in different formats (paper, negatives and slides), as well as another block relating to course work, class notes or academic administration documents (course plans, subject programmes, student cards, etc.), comprised of an approximate total of 3,000 images. It is predicted that the process to digitise all of this material will be completed by the end of February.


Check the pictures in the Flickr gallery

We must thank everyone who came along for their participation in the event and remind you all that the possibility of making contributions remains open. We would also like to make special mention of Anna Maio and Mercè Valeri, former manager and administrative secretary respectively, who acted as hosts for the day, as well as the whole team who made it possible:

  • Coordination of the event Rubén Alcaraz, Silvia Brenes, Judit Colomer, Lluc Massaguer, Oriol Pibernat, Arantxa Rodrigo
  • Montage Xavier Olivé with the collaboration of Judit Colomer
  • Archive Rubén Alcaraz with the collaboration of Axel Legares
  • Graphic design Irene Sierra with the collaboration of Carlos Álvarez
  • Illustrations Miguel Bustos
  • Projections Ferran Gesa
  • Support and photographs of the event Ona Orozo, Gerard Sierra
21 December 2017

Alumni Training Capsules 2017/2018 course

EINA Alumni is organising the following training capsule sessions for the next semester:

SEO (web positioning)

Get to know the decisive factors in optimising a website with the aim of achieving the best positioning possible on internet search engines.

Diego Fernández studied design at EINA and has a Master’s Degree in Multimedia Applications from the UOC. He has his own studio and combines his professional work with teaching, both on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and on the Master's Degree in Graphic Design at EINA.

SEO (web positioning) Diego Fernández

Experimentation with materials as a design process

Introduction to techniques with materials such as resins, rubbers, silicones, plaster, alginate... practising, playing, combining with other materials such as textiles, experimenting with materials to understand their diverse possibilities and creating a product based on their process and experimentation.

Lorena Miguel is a graduate in product design from EINA in 2009. Motivated by and interested in materials, working with her hands and auto-production, she moved to the Netherlands in 2011 where she worked in the Nacho Carbonell studio in Eindhoven for five years, experimenting with materials and techniques and producing the pieces in the collections. She currently works as an instructor in the 'plastics workshop' at the Design Academy Eindhoven and at the Beeldenstorm metal and glass foundry, as well as a freelance designing and producing prototypes for RedBull and producing objects by other designers.

Experimentation with materials as a design process Lorena Miguel

Portfolio photography

Photographing objects (books, models, products, etc.), taking into account the lighting, the shots and the characteristics of the photographic studio to achieve images of your own design projects to show them in portfolios, on websites or in any other type of publication.

  • Every participant must bring along their own camera and a product to photograph.

Alba Rodriguez studied design at EINA and photography at the Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics and at Gris Art. She currently combines teaching with developing her own work both in the studio and outside.

Portfolio photography Alba Rodriguez
Photo: Alba Rodriguez / Design: Carles Rodrigo

The Training Capsules

The aim of the Training Capsules is to offer EINA Alumni members active learning, both to refresh and improve their design-related professional skills and to look more deeply into the fields related to art and the humanities, in workshop, seminar or lecture format.

Places will be limited and registrations will be accepted strictly by order of application. Courses will require a minimum of 6 persons enrolled.

The duration of these sessions will normally be 4 hours and they will cost € 20 for EINA Alumni members and € 80 for non-members, per person and course.

To enrol on a Training Capsule, you should reserve a place by sending an email to alumni@eina.cat. If there are places free, you will receive a confirmation email.

Payment for the course will be online. If after reserving a place you are unable to attend the activity, you must cancel your reservation by sending an email to alumni@eina.cat so that someone else can take up your place.

Cancellation should be no later than 24 hours before the day of the activity. If you don’t attend the activity and you haven’t cancelled within this period, a non-attendance penalty will be applied (you won’t be able to enrol on any other training capsule for 12 months after the date of the course in question). If the cancellation is on medical grounds and you cancel less than 24 hours before the capsule, you will need to show a doctor’s letter for the penalty not to be applied.

19 December 2017

"Count Macula", talk by Lluís Serra (Senyor Estudi)

  • 09/01/2018
  • 11.30 am
  • EINA Conference Hall
  • Open to the public

Through the Graphic Arts subject on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, led by Xaver Alamany and Enric Garrido, and the Graphic Production subject on the Master’s Degree in Graphic Design, with Lluc Massaguer, the talk on "Count Macula" will be given by Lluís Serra, from Senyor Estudi, where he will speak of some of his projects where the choice of support, the printing system or the manipulation and other technical aspects have contributed an added value or have even become their conceptual basis.

Lluís Serra studied graphic design at EINA and, together with Mireia Sais, an industrial engineer, he founded Senyor Estudi, a small interdisciplinary and graphic design workshop. The search for simple solutions, bespoke solutions and love of typography have led to their winning a number of LAUS and ADC*E awards.

1 December 2017

Project by Rai Pinto and Dani Rubio at the "Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?” exhibition

Until 14 January, visitors can see the "Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?" exhibition at the Wellcome collection in London, in which Rai Pinto and Dani Rubio, alumni and teachers of Properties and Uses of New Materials for Design geared towards Graphic Design and Visual Creation in the 3rd year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, have taken part. Their graphic application project can be seen at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu.

Articles in The Times, BBC, CNN, Widewalls and Eyeondesign.

© Rai Pinto + Dani Rubio
30 November 2017

Participation in the Give Print a Chance silk-screen printing market

Anna Baquero, Rita Fittipaldi, Gemma Fontanals, Ona Marcet, Neus Mondaray, Becca Morgan and Mónica Toledo, all of them students, alumni of EINA and members of the Baricela Collective, and Carme Pons, former student, will be taking part this weekend in the fourth edition of Give Print a Chance, a silk-screen printing market that is now in its fourth year and is organised by Print Workers Barcelona.

The market will also feature the presence of Pep Brocal, Arcangela Regis and Miguel Bustos, all teachers at EINA.

27 November 2017

Jaume Graells Digital Art Prize, from Igualada City Council, for Sebastián Becerra

Last 19 November saw the awards ceremony of the 22nd City of Igualada Prizes, which recognise the work of creators in different disciplines in the cultural, artistic, research and social fields.

The Jaume Graells Digital Art Prize, promoted by Igualada City Council, went to the works Florecer, Hogar and Skydive by Sebastián Becerra, former student on the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques.

Skydive, Sebastián Becerra illustration
© Sebastián Becerra
21 November 2017

Final Degree Project Prizes of the Official Graphic Design Association

The Official Graphic Design Association has published the results of the Final Degree Project Prizes, where it called recently qualified professionals to submit their Final Degree Projects done between the 2011/2012 academic year and now.

The list of prize-winning and selected candidates includes the projects Fusion Smart Energy by María Caravaca and A-Creixement by Pol Pintó.

TFG by María Caravaca
6 November 2017

"Les Insouciants", exhibition of photographs by Lydia Metral

  • 9 November, 8 pm
  • 33/45, Barcelona

Lydia Metral, alumni on the Postgraduate Diploma in Photography and Editorial Design, is opening the Les Insouciants exhibition, a collection of photographs that pay tribute to youth and diversity.

Les "Insouciants is a series of portraits of young adults photographed in their bedrooms or their apartments. For four years, I’ve searched for young people in my close environment to show them just as they are, in their intimate space, forged in their image and where they can express themselves freely. This work is a tribute to youth, to singularity, to difference and to variety. Here, I haven’t wanted to make a difference of gender, sexuality or social class, with a view to showing both a universal and a singular youth. In a fractured and divided world, where inequalities and discriminations remain, it seemed essential to me to show this youth beyond the divisions that are often imposed on us. These young people have been photographed in cities where I’ve lived or that I’ve visited with the aim of opening up the project to the world.”

Lydia Metral

27 October 2017

@DEMOCRAZY_REAL on Instagram, promoted by Guillem Casasús

Guillem Casasús, EINA alumni and teacher of Art Direction on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, has promoted the @DEMOCRAZY_REAL project on Instagram, where he brings together graphic expressions under the premise of "This is not about YES or NO, this is about Democracy, and freedom of speech!" inviting people to send in proposals emerging from the current political and social situation in Catalonia.

Article "[Denuncias visuales que piden libertad de expresión y democracia"] (Visual denunciations that call for freedom of expression and democracy)(https://graffica.info/democrazy_real/) in graffica.info

17 October 2017

Participation in the 2nd Design for Life Conference. Design as a conveyor of knowledge

  • Thursday 26 October (4 pm - 9 pm) and Friday 27 October (10 am - 6.30 pm)
  • Barcelona Design Museum
  • Free admission, limited room

On 26 and 27 October, a number of teachers from EINA are taking part in the 2nd II Design for Life Conference, organised by Barcelona Design Museum.

Over the two days, various local and international projects, concepts, strategies and devices that improve educational experiences will be profiled and debated, including the contributions of the following EINA teachers:

  • Project presentation: New reference framework: the collaborative practice of design as an epistemological event, by Anna Majó, teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design.

  • Project presentation: A discussion on education and design from the perspective of social innovation, by Tània Costa, from EDIVI, teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and on the MURAD.

  • Round table What role can spaces and objects have in education?, with the participation of Anna Bach, teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and on the Master’s Degree in Design of Spaces, and Adrià Garcia i Mateu, from EDIVI, former student and teacher on the MURAD.

  • Lecture Interface and materiality in learning processes. A critical review with the participation of David Casacuberta, teacher on the MURAD.

This second edition focuses on education and the role of design in the service of knowledge. Both for children and for adults, the format, space, support or strategy with which knowledge is expressed is highly relevant, as important as the information and the knowledge to be conveyed.

At a time of radical change in the education paradigm that rewards methodologies focused on providing students with tools so that they can obtain data, design as mediator, architecture, graphic communication, the audiovisual and the interactive will be defining in finding successful formulas.

11 October 2017

EINA takes part in Utopia Markets Illustration

  • 20, 21 and 22 October
  • Friday 20 October, from 7 pm to 10.30 pm
  • Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October, from 11 am to 10 pm
  • Utopia 126, Barcelona

Utopia Markets Illustration will feature the participation of Mireia Banchs, Queralt Guinart, Clara Johnson and Suzan Roe, students on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design; Sebastián Becerra, Margarita Díaz, Javiera Mac-Lean and Andressa Meissner, former students on the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques; and the Baricela Group, former students on the Specialisation Course in Illustration for Children's and Teenagers' Publications.

The event, which will be held from 20 to 22 October at Utopia 216, provides support to talent and creativity in the illustration sector and is an opportunity to discuss and buy work from participating creators. Over the three days, there will also be a programme of activities with discussions, workshops and screenings.

21 September 2017

Illustrated Mezzanine, at Sala Ciutat, by Miguel Bustos

Thursday 21 September sees the presentation of the Illustrated Mezzanine by Miguel Bustos, alumnus and teacher on the Stamping Techniques subject in the 4th year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design.

The Altell Il·lustrat, or illustrated mezzanine, is a space for large-format graphic presentations created by various illustrators, with Barcelona as the central theme. It changes twice a year, around Sant Jordi and La Mercè. The artists that illustrate the venue are chosen by a committee of experts.