Ely Astorga is an illustrator and designer based in 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, animation, packaging, street art, and galleries; always showing her inspiration and roots from the colorful and traditional Mexican folklore.
Besides working as a visual artist, she works as a UI/UX designer, focusing on the development and designing of websites and e-learnings, primarily for swiss companies.
Coffee and indoor plants are her secret weapon. As a hobby, she’s constantly looking for exciting things with her camera and books.
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
2022 - OPPO, CreatorLab - Winner, Selected artist
2021 - Wild Cherry Blossom + Mexican Embassy in Japan, Tokyo - Group Exhibition
2021 - TED + Fine Acts, Artists for Climate Global, Finalist (Group Exhibition in Scotland)
2021 - IZZI, Loguizzimo 7th Edition, Finalist
2021 - After Five Studio, Childhood, Mexico - Group Exhibition
2021 - Taller 43, Guadalupe Reinas. Azotea 118, Mexico - Group Exhibition
2020 - Colectivo Tomate, Ciudad Mural. La Industrial, Mexico - Group Exhibition
2017 - International Watercolor Society (IWS), Thoughts Made of Water. Casa Sebastian Museum, Mexico - Group Exhibition
2022 - Present: Cleverclip, Visual Artist/Illustrator
2019 - 2022: Freelance, Illustrator and Designer
Clients include Freepik, Uber, OPPO, SHEIN, 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
Languages: Spanish (native), English (fluent), German (conversational)
Software: After Effects, Character Animator, InDesgin, Illustrator, Lightroom, Photoshop, Procreate, Figma
Analog: Watercolor, Oil, Mural, Acrylic, Ink, Graphite, Gouache, Anatomical drawing, Observational drawing, Perspective drawing
2019 - 2022: BFA Graphic Design, ISAD, Chihuahua, MX
2016 - 2019: BSc Industrial Design Engineering, ULSA, Chihuahua, MX