josebernabe
josebernabe
I translate ideas into crafted visual solutions, pushing until my clients' projects look bold, original, the most elegant in the room.

My name is José Bernabé (JB), and for the last 18 years, I've been a lucky graphic designer making work for brands such as Nike, Adidas, Meta, Google, Nickelodeon, BMW, Old Spice ...

I haven't always worked as a designer, and my beginnings in the working world were very humble from being door-to-door salesman, handyman, unloading trucks and even fishing. This has made me value my work and well-done work even more.

After starting in humble agencies in my hometown, Murcia (Spain), I tried my luck in the Netherlands, working at top advertising and digital agencies like JWT Amsterdam, Havas Worldwide, and MediaMonks.

Later on, I start freelancing commissioned by studios such as Buck Design, Scholar, Brand New School, and Flying Bark making work for brands like Nickelodeon, Nike, Steel Series, Adobe, and Meta.

After these years I keep my enthusiasm intact, and my gut tells me the best is yet to come.

I believe art and crafts should be much more present in design nowadays. This enhances the brand's value, and I believe my work carries that touch that can make a project visually stand out from its competitors.

I consider myself an all-around designer, and my tasks have been very diverse, including brand identity, art direction, advertising, key visuals, web design, 3D, motion graphics, lettering, illustration, packaging...

My work will help you to boost your project, increase exposure... and above all, I will make sure that you are proud of our collaboration.

If you've made it this far, drop me a line to jose@josebernabe.com and let's start a conversation.
Media & Publications
Adobe, Fubiz, Inspiration Now, Taxi, Fahrenheit Magazine,
Betype, TrendHunter, Abduzeedo, Goodtype,Graffica, BG Magazine,
NUZ Japan, Basic Promo (Index Books), Sandu Books, Show Us Your Type,
36 Days of Type, Typespire, Typetopia, Goodtype, Type Gang, Logo Inspirations,
Logo Awesome, Type Matters, Hand Made Font, Creative Market, The Inspiration,
Trend Graphy, Funk Master, Paste Magazine, Idesigni, Desigh4Today...
Talks & Workshops
Speaking in front of public has never been my thing...
but there have been some events where I just couldn't resist giving it a shot.
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LET'S TALK DESIGN
(Amsterdam)

Celebrated in Antwerp, Gent, Brussels, and Amsterdam.
It features speakers from the creative sector providing a platform for established creatives
to share their experiences alongside young and upcoming talents.
CORE77 JURY MEMBER
(New York)

Core77 is a prominent platform for designers offering
a wealth of resources including articles, forums, job listings, and an extensive event calendar,
and it continues to serve as a significant hub for the design community from its New York base.
ELEMENT TALKS
(Warsaw)

Element Talks is a conference focusing on different aspects of designers' work.
It attracts around 2000 global attendees, featuring numerous speakers
and participants around the world.
FESTIVAL DE ANTIGUA
(Guatemala)

Known by FDA, the festival nested in the city of Antigua,
gathers over 1,000 people and is as a significant meeting point
attracting professionals and enthusiasts from design, advertising, and communication fields.
DOMESTIKA LETTERING COURSE
(Madrid)

In this course made for the leading learning platform,
I show how to create vibrant and striking lettering compositions
by combining digital tools with traditional painting techniques.
Selected
Recommendations
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BAS KORSTEN
Global Chief Creative Officer Wunderman Thompson


"I have worked with José on various projects,
and he has always brought freshness and originality to those projects.
Besides being a great logo designer, he has skills in any design field, which makes him
a versatile designer that is very useful for any type of project.
And he's a nice human being as well! Which always helps."
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JENNA CONLIN
Executive Producer | Media.Monks


"Working with José is always a pleasure. He has jumped in on a variety
of projects with very short notice and has saved the day over and over again.
He is extremely flexible and has worked under some extremely tight deadlines
and still delivers top quality each time around. He also has a very impressive
skillset and we've had him on a wide range of projects that he always seamlessly plugs into.
Really hope to continue to work together with José in the future! "
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RODGER BEECKMAN
Creative Director Europe at Monstarlab


"I have worked with José on many projects. From graphic design,
to illustration to Photoshop improvements on images and logo design.
On every field he is always positive, open and looking for new ways.
He has a great visual mind and imagination and I loved working with him.
He is a great member of the team, works hard and keeps on pushing for the best."
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GERARD FOEKEMA
Senior Creative at Wunderman Thompson Amsterdam


"I worked quite a while with José at JWT Amsterdam. He’s a very talented guy,
an original thinker, and a good colleague. A bit stubborn though, but sometimes stubborn is good.
I’m a great admirer of his artwork. It’s unique, funny, bizarre and colorful."
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BUDI GONZALEZ DE CHAVES
Founder Bijvoorkeur


"We have worked with José numerous times, at Havas Worldwide (aka Euro RSCG)
and the fact that we also asked José to work for our own agency Bijvoorkeur says enough.
His designs, whether it’s logo’s, house style, creative ideas, etc., are amazing.
But not only that, he is pro-active and very pleasant to work with.
I would definitely recommend him!"
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MARK TIGCHELAAR
TEDx Speaker | Neuro-psycholog


"José has an amazing creative mind, and makes the most beautiful designs.
At the same time he is very goal oriented and focused on deadlines,
what makes working with him very pleasant."
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