Design Agency

Folch is a Barcelona-based design agency founded in 2004 by Albert Folch. The studio works with national and international clients across multiple disciplines including brand identities, naming, print, editorial and publishing, websites and digital platforms as well as content creation, creative direction in production, audio visual and photography. Folch’s approach is defined by its engagement with all stages of any given project, from concepts to final form participating actively in art direction and content editing. This diverse approach set the foundations for two new editorial adventures that launched in 2011: Odiseo publication and Eldorado experience.

Team

Albert Folch
Art director & Founder

Barcelona, 1977. Graduated in Graphic Design from ESDI (Universitat Ramon Llull) Albert also studied Geology at UAB and photography at Royal Academie of Arts de Amberes (Belgium). Creative and art director at Folch, and co-director and teacher in the Postgraduate Diploma in Graphic Design and Publishing Projects at ELISAVA.

Instagram: @albertfolchrubio

Rafa Martínez
COO & Partner

Barcelona, 1976. Rafa studied journalism at the Blanquerna – Universidad Ramon Llull. In 2010, he became partner of Folch, where he works as COO / studio manager. He is also partner of the Eldorado project, bringing in his vision and his journalistic approach as well as guiding the communication of the platform in all of its phases.

Francisca Torres
Senior designer & Copywriter

Lisboa, 1987. Francisca got a Degree in Communication design at the faculty of Fine Arts of the Lisbon University and a Master’s Degree in Editorial design at ELISAVA Barcelona. She is Senior graphic designer at Folch, as well as working as a copywriter.

Instagram: @cismtorres

Carlota Castells
Junior designer

Barcelona, 1991. Carlota holds a BA in Graphic Design at EINA, Escola de Disseny i Art (Barcelona). Also, she attented successfully a Masters of Art in Film Direction at Screen Academy in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Instagram: @carlotacastells

Raimon Guirado
Junior designer

Barcelona, 1990. Raimon graduated in Graphic design from ELISAVA. He got a Master’s Degree on Identity and Editorial Design at the same design school.

Vincenzo Angileri
Editor & Designer

Marsala (Italy), 1991. Raised in Sicily, he attended classical studies. After having graduated from Politecnico di Milano —and an exchange period in an art school in Portugal— he got a MA in Graphic Design in ELISAVA.

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With

Andreu Llos
Web developer

Torroella de Montgrí, 1988. Andreu got a diploma in Computer Management and a Degree in Multimedia. He has been working as a freelance developer and web designer since 2010, both individually and in collaboration with agencies and design studios. He led the development of websites like Fucking Young!, Eldorado Experience and Folch.

www.andreullos.com

Marçal Vaquer
Photographer

Barcelona. Marçal is a Barcelona-based photographer who specialises in Still Life, Product, Food and Beverages photography. He studied Fine Arts at Universitat de Barcelona and Advertising Photography at IDEP Barcelona. Unless noted otherwise, he is the author of all the Folch’s project pictures.

www.marssal.net

Clients

212 Carolina Herrera, ADCE, Andbanc, Antonio Banderas, Antoine Passerat, Arquitectura-G, Abigail Lazkoz, Absolute, Ángela Palacios, Anieme, Archizines, Asier Rua, Béla Adler & Salvador Fresneda, Biel.lo, Birdog, Bufete Alfonso López, BCN Fashion Week 2004, CANADA, Carolina Herrera, New York, CAAM, Carlitos y Patricia, COAIB, Comuniza, Comme des Garçon, Cortana, DHub, Desigual, Deux Souliers, Elias Redstone, Espai Zero1, Estones del Monsant, Ewan, FAD, Federació Catalana de Vela, Firma, Fucking Young!, Fundació Miró, Fundación Arquia, Furest, Generalitat de Catalunya, Goroka, Grupassa, Hangar, ICEX London, ICEX Madrid, Itziar Okariz, Ignacio Uriarte, Jesús Umbría, Joan Morey, Jordi Mitjà, Kilimanjaro Magazine, La Capella / ICUB, La Virreina – Centre de la Imatge, Le Cool, Luis Venegas, Mango, Marset, Massimo Dutti, Marco de Vigo, Mariano Zuzunaga, Marssal Studio, Mateo Arquitectura, Mediapro, Metal Magazine, Mireia Sallarès, Mishima, Montehermoso, Motif Management, MUSAC, Parrillus, Pensacola, Peres Projects, Puig, Pull & Bear, R. Empresa de cable de Galícia, RED. Red de empresas de diseño, Republicana de Cine, Sala Rekalde, Sard, Super Love Hotels, Stradivarius, Story: we produce, The Folio Club, Tendencias.TV, Tiger Magazine, TMX, Última Parada, Universitat Oberta de Catalunnya, Zuzunaga, Weneedle

Awards

2014. ADC*E Award Nomination. Odiseo by Canada (Film & radio – Corporate Video/TV): by the agency Canada; Odiseo (Design – Editorial Book); 7 FAD Silver Laus Award. eldorado experience one (Graphic Design/Art Direction in Photography); Odiseo by Canada (Web and Digital Media/Virals or Branded Content); Odiseo (Graphic Design/Art Direction in Illustration); Tunica Magazine (Graphic Design/Periodical Publication); Biel.lo (Graphic Design / Alphabet, Lettering, Experimental Typography design); Story: we produce newspaper (Graphic Design / Promotion or Self-Promotion Item); Odiseo (Graphic Design/ Book Cover). 4 FAD Bronze Laus Award. eldorado experience one (Graphic Design / Periodical Publication); Odiseo (Graphic Design / Periodical Publication); El oftalmólogo curioso (Web and Digital Media/Best Website); Chlorine is my perfume (Graphic Design / Complete book).

2013. 1 FAD Golden Laus Award. Tiger Magazine #4 (Periodical); Ángela Palacios (Complete Book). 3 FAD Silver Laus Award. Video Sandal Deux Souliers (Virals or Branded content); Mishima. L’Amor Feliç (Art Direction in Photography); An Incomplete Map of a Time Fragment (Self promotion) 5 FAD Bronze Laus Award. Pedro Rodríguez (Catalogue); Marset 12-13 (Corporative publication/Art direction in illustration); Four Geometry Sets by Ignacio Uriarte (Complete Book); An Incomplete Map of a Time Fragment (Art Direction in Photography); Fucking Young! Magazine (Periodical); Birdog. The only constant is change (Virals or Branded Content/Logotype).

2012. ADC*E Award Nomination. Tiger Magazine (Editorial Design); 4 FAD Silver Laus. BCN Producció’11 (Graphic Design for public administration); Hangar.org (Website), Dutti World Microsite (Microsite); Tiger Magazine (Complete magazine). 4 FAD Bronze Laus. BCN Producció’11 (Editorial projects for public administration); Revista Metal (Complete Magazine); Absolut Mode Society Website (website).

2011. FAD Silver Laus. Tiger Magazine (Complete magazine); 4 FAD Bronze Laus. Marset Novedades’10 (Art Direction in Photography); Misa Negra (Complete Book); Montehermoso’07 (Catalogue); Suena Brillante (Complete Book).

2010. Barcelona City Award. Shortlisted for the Revista Metal (Magazine).

2009. FAD Silver Laus. Fanzine 137 (Complete magazine); Apartamento Magazine (Complete magazine); Revista Few (Complete magazine).

2008. Daniel Gil Award for Editorial Design. Premis d’Arquitectura de Mallorca 04-06 Catalogue (Editorial Design). 2 FAD Golden Laus. R, esta es nuestra historia (In-house publication); FAD book 06-07 (Annual Report). 3 FAD Silver Laus. Fanzine 137 (Complete Magazine); Agenda Musac (Promotion item); Revista Metal (Magazine cover)Design Week London Awards Shortlisted for the Diseño II: The best in contemporary Spanish Design by ICEX London, UK (Exhibition catalogue).

2007. Premi Daniel Gil de Diseño de libros. Selected for: ‘Kenneth Russo. Sonesnat’ by Espai Zero1. Olot (Complete Book); ‘Nestor Sanmiguel Diest. Las emociones barrocas’ by MUSAC Junta de Castilla y León (Complete Book); FAD BOOK 06-07 Memória d’activitats by FAD. Barcelona (Complete book); Julia Montilla by MARCO de Vigo. Xunta de Galícia. (Complete Book).

2006.FAD Bronze Laus. True Fakes for Catalunya Crea. Generalitat de Catalunya (Promotion item); Fanzine 137 (Complete magazine and magazine development). Selected for  Premi Daniel Gil de Diseño de libros. Pero dime la Verdad de la Sala Rekalde. Bilbao (Complete book). Ahora por 787* by Jordi Mitjà (Catalogue).

2005.FAD Silver Laus. Fanzine 137 (Complete Magazine).

 

 

Awards overview

Contact

Drop us a line. If you are interested in applying for an internship at Folch please email afs@folchstudio.com with a PDF portfolio or link to a website. For new business enquiries please contact rafa@folchstudio.com

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