Ely Astorga is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Chihuahua, Mexico.
As an artist, Ely stands out by her use of color and personality in her editorial work. She is currently interested in storytelling through different mediums. Her illustrations and designs appear in magazines, commercial campaigns, packaging, street art, galleries, and books, always showing her inspiration and roots from the colorful and traditional Mexican folklore.
Besides working as an illustrator, Ely also works in design, developing branding projects, Motion Graphics commissions, and UX design.
Coffee and indoor plants are her secret weapon. As a hobby, she’s constantly on the lookout for exciting things with her camera and books.
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
2021 - Wild Cherry Blossom + Mexican Embassy in Japan, Día de Muertos, Tokyo
2021 - TED + Fine Acts, Artists for Climate Global, Finalist, Scotland
2021 - IZZI, Loguizzimo 7th Edition, Finalist, Mexico
2021 - After Five Studio, Childhood, Mexico
2021 - Taller 43, Guadalupe Reinas. Azotea 118, Mexico
2020 - Colectivo Tomate, Ciudad Mural. La Industrial, Mexico
2017 - International Watercolor Society (IWS), Thoughts Made of Water. Casa Sebastian Museum, Mexico
Languages: Spanish (native), English (fluent), German (conversational)
Software: After Effects, Character Animator, InDesgin, Illustrator, Lightroom, Photoshop, Procreate, Figma, Microsoft Office
Analog: Watercolor, Oil, Mural, Acrylic, Ink, Graphite, Gouache, Anatomical drawing, Observational drawing, Perspective drawing
2021 - Present: Freepik Company, Illustrator
2019 - Present: Freelance, Illustrator and Designer. Clients include Uber Mexico, OPPO, Girl Up, Bernardi Café, Colectivo Tomate, Wacom (Sponsorship)
2019 - 2021: Digital Diamonds, Junior Designer
2019: Soko Labs, Content Creator
2018: Fetiche Estudio Creativo, Content Creator
2019 - 2022: BFA Graphic Design, ISAD, Chihuahua, MX
2016 - 2019: BSc Industrial Design Engineering, ULSA, Chihuahua, MX