The Making of Reforma Horaria. The Process Behind the Animation

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At the end of 2016, I received an assignment to create a 25-second animation.

It was a very intriguing project for the Catalan government that would introduce changes to their citizens’ timetables, aligning them with the European style (starting the work day earlier, taking shorter lunch break, and finishing work earlier).

In this article I to cover the entire process since I received the assignment until the animation was broadcasted on TV.

Sketches for Reforma Horaria Animation

Sketches for Reforma Horaria Animation

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Winner of Communication Arts 2017

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I’m very happy to announce that I’m one of the Communication Arts winners with the poster I did for Second Thought, my first solo exhibition in Barcelona.

Of the 3,995 entries to the 58th Illustration Annual, only 178 were accepted, representing the work of 159 artists, making the Illustration Annual one of the most exclusive major illustration competitions in the world.

Congrats to all the winners!

Magoz solo exhibition in Barcelona – Second Thought

My Favorite Music For Productive Work

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I almost always listen to music or podcasts while I work.

Music helps me to create a great atmosphere which is indispensable to be productive and enjoy my work.

This week I’m sharing with you the playlist I listen to while I work. You can add it to your Spotify or just listen to it right on my blog.

I spend time every week finding new artists and songs for my playlists, so you can expect me to keep it updated.

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Light! Animation

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Illustration & Direction: Magoz
Animation: Jose Lorenzo

Action Plan and Tips for Overcoming Stress

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All of us experience stress and feel overwhelmed at some point.  
It happened to me a few weeks ago. I had too many projects going on, and good ideas wouldn’t come to me, even though I tried for days. I was stressed, under pressure, and I had a constant feeling of being overwhelmed. As a result (or perhaps as a cause), I didn’t rest properly, and I felt like everything was out of control.

When I feel stressed and overwhelmed, I follow this action plan.

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Workshop in Barcelona

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UPDATE: The workshop is sold out for February 4, but since many people were left out we decided to repeat it on February 5. Please, visit the Cadaver Exquisit website for more info.

On February 4, I’ll be teaching a workshop in Barcelona (in Spanish).

Contents:

1. The basic elements of a professional illustrator.
– Defining and analyzing the basic elements of a professional illustrator.
– Administration, communication, promotion and commissions.

2. Illustration as a communication tool.
– Using images as transmitters of ideas.
– Resources to communicate effectively and creatively.

3. A commission.
– Defining and taking an assignment.
– Sharing and analyzing the results.

8 Hours.
Breakfast, lunch and beers included.
180€.

There are very limited seats available.
If you are interested, please visit the Cadaver Exquisit website for more info.

See you there!

Digging Up the Future Animation

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Illustration & Direction: Magoz
Animation: Jose Lorenzo

How to Create a Plan for 2017

By Magoz
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When a new year starts, we are very attracted by the idea of change and improving ourselves. We tend to establish new resolutions, objectives and goals but we don’t pay too much attention to the plan we are going to follow to achieve them. As a result, our good intentions don’t last for long, and we give up after a few weeks.

For a long time, I felt frustrated with my resolutions but after I realised that having a solid plan is crucial my productivity increased a lot.

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My 2016 Review

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Every year, during the last days of December, I love going through the whole year and review what happened.



I sit down, away from distractions, and I focus on what happened that year. I check my calendar, project folders and emails to help me to get the big picture. I write down a list of the highlights and I usually get surprised about how many things happened.


This year I’ve decided to split the highlights into two lists, one with what went well and another one including what didn’t.

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Merry Christmas Animation for Engagement Migros

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Illustration & Direction: Magoz
Animation: Jose Lorenzo
Sound: Noizes
Client: Engagement Migros