David Despau

Madrid, Spain

Initially an architecture student, David chose to study Fine Arts instead. After graduating with a degree in design, he continued to work in design, advertising and illustration. He has been a freelance illustrator, art director and creative director at digital advertising agencies.

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Safran press release - Vendée Globe
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Safran press release - Vendée Globe
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Safran press release - Vendée Globe
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ELLE Québec
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Beer Labels for microbrewerie Jukebox.
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Beer Labels for microbreweries Jukebox and Avant-Garde.
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Star Trek

Fan of Star Trek? This year, the saga of Paramount Picture celebrates its 50th anniversary. David Despau created diverse promotional pictures and packagings for the collection The Wrath of Khan. 

Institutional Investor magazine

Institutional Investor magazine is specialized in research and world rankings publications that serve as industry benchmarks, informing and influencing its audience. David Despau was requested to illustrate portraits of Shelly Yang, Kim Sung Jin et Rajah Sukumar for an article of the magazine.

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GQ Magazine

David Despau illustrated the rugby players Mike Brown, Joe Launchbury and Courtney Laws, for the article Players to watch from GQ file Electric Performance.

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Pélerin Magazine

3 magnificent realistic compositions signed David Despau demonstrating of the pope' actions, for the article "Surprising pope François" for the Pilgrim magazine.

Pélerin Magazine
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Hauck & Aufhäuser Bank

David Despau created the portraits of the founding fathers of Hauck & Aufhäuser, a private bank which takes care of private asset management. He was missioned to modernize the image of the bank, while preserving the values of this one: tradition, reliability and trust.

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Société Générale

 Illustration by David Despau for a digital poster, animated by Damien Vignaux, as well as a printed billboard for the Société Générale.

The bank's mission is to make the link between those who have money (investors) and those financing needs (the issuers). This link is symbolized by flows that meet and build an imaginary bridge.

New Trail Magazine / University of Alberta

David Despau illustrated a series of 24 portraits which pay tribute to the Alumni of the University of Alberta which also celebrates its 100 years. From 1911 to nowadays, we can discover in this edition of New Trail Magazine, 24 students who create the history ans spirit of this school.

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Magazine Long Cours

David Despau illustrated the article Dechen Yeshi, la jeune fille aux yaks. Living at a 3,200 m altitude in Tibet, she founded the company Norlha, which sells yak wool (the khullu, equivalent to cashmere) and creates throws and scarves that are sold in luxury boutiques.

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In Bicycle We Trust
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In Bicycle We Trust
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Alex Pham's portrait, clinic's rep
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#jesuischarlie
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Vivre Magazine France
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Votre Beauté Magazine France
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Epic Life Magazine
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Epic Life Magazine, Vail Resorts

With the Sochi Olympics in mind, David Despau was asked to create the portraits of 6 Olympic hopeful athletes for an article about them in Epic Life Magazine, the Vail Resorts publication.

Epic Life Magazine
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Time
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Time
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Procycling Magazine
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Special edition bottle Punche Caballero Spain World Champion Sudafrica 10 Cup
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Cover Illustration of the book Illustration Now 3 by TASCHEN
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75th Dc Comics & Myface exhibition in Palais de Tokyo in  Paris
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Gala Men magazine
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Gala Men magazine
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Yorokobu
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Arise Magazine
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Berkeley magazine
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