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Maite García, illustration & branding designer

Maite García, illustration & branding designer

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you: 

Maite García

Your current job : 

I’m a freelancer, I do illustration, branding design, art direction and anything art or design related that fits my style and interests.

In which city are you located? 

I’m from Uruguay but I’m currently living in Barcelona.

A word to define what kind of worker you are :


What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)

iPad pro, marker, and sketchbook, MacBook and scanner (in that order)

What does your office space look like?

Messy and fun, lots of posters, paint, art tools, beer, and plants. 

What kind of music do you listen to when you are working? 

Nu Jazz

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work? 

No, if it’s sunny outside I try to go out for a walk and enjoy the sun. That’s when I do most of my sketches and photography. I think it’s important to get out of the studio to get inspiration and relax.

What tips would you give to improve productivity? 

Work out the concept and make lots of sketches, sometimes it will feel like a waste of time, but it’s not.

You’re better than your colleagues to : 

Drink beer

What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

When my boyfriend encouraged me to open an Instagram account.

What is your best tip for saving time? 

command+s every 10 minutes.

What is your routine start and end of the day? 

Shower to clear my head in the morning and chamomile tea to relax at night.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without? 

Camera | |

Maite García x Barcelona City Guide 


Cafetería industrial in Poblenou for coffee, matcha, and cake.


Caravelle in El Raval for burgers and beer.


Dover Street Market in London, (for inspiration, I can’t afford a pair of socks)


Mercadona (hummus and Stark beer)


Poblenou’s skate park, right next to the beach