Ely Astorga is a latin illustrator and UI designer
As an artist, Ely stands out by her use of color. Storytelling through different mediums is her main focus. Her illustrations and designs appear in magazines, explainer videos, e-Learnings, commercial campaigns, packaging, street art, and galleries; always showing her inspiration and roots from the colorful and traditional Mexican folklore, while adapting to her client needs.
Besides working as a visual artist, she works as a UI/UX designer, focusing on developing and designing 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.
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 - Vector art collections and Social Media designs
Uber - Editorial commissions 
OPPO - Commercial Campaigns 
SHEIN - Apparel design
Girl Up - Social Media campaign
Bernardi Café - Commercial Campaign
Colectivo Tomate - Mural commissions
Wacom - Sponsorship and Social Media 

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
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