Strategic Narrative Design

Folch - Albert Folch
Albert Folch
Creative Director & Founder
Partner

Barcelona (Spain), 1977. Albert is the founder of the studio, as well as having given birth to editorial initiatives like Odiseo and Eldorado.  Graduated in Graphic Design from ESDi School of Design, Albert had previously studied Geology at UAB and photography at Royal Academie of Arts de Amberes, in Belgium. Albert is also co-director and teacher in the Postgraduate Diploma in Graphic Design and Publishing Projects at ELISAVA. Albert has been awarded with Premios Gràffica 2017

Folch - Rafa Martínez
Rafa Martínez
COO & Brand Strategist
Partner

Barcelona (Spain), 1976. Managing the studio’s commissions and operations, Rafa brings in his strategic vision and journalistic approach as well as his overall branding and communication expertise. After a career in Journalism at Blanquerna-Ramon Llull University School of Communication, he became partner at Folch. Rafa is teacher of Strategic Thinking at the Master of Graphic Design at ELISAVA, as well as being partner of Eldorado and Editor-in-Chief of Folch Insights. He is being appointed member of the Barcelona Council of Digital Communication.

Folch - Pol Gonzalez Novell
Pol Gonzalez Novell
Filmmaker
Partner at White Horse

Barcelona (Spain), 1982. Pol’s work is testament that his love of light, form, and rhythm can only be matched by his love of good storytelling. Pol studied direction of photography at ESCAC and has been working as a director and cinematographer ever since. Although he has collaborated with top brands and agencies, his favourite projects are always those that dictate their own narrative as they go along (which usually happens when he works with visual artists, fashion photographers, and friends).

Folch - Pau Marí
Pau Marí
Strategic Consultant
Partner at NOW

Barcelona (Spain), 1977. Pau studied journalism and communication at ESERP (Barcelona) and later completed his training with an Executive MBA from ESIC. He initially began to develop his career in the digital field as a content editor, and over time he has specialised in the strategic direction and execution of a variety of digital projects for many types of brands. Currently working as a strategic consultant in digital marketing, he uses his vision and experience to coordinate the Folch activation team.

Folch - Vincenzo Angileri
Vincenzo Angileri
Editorial Director & Strategist
Narrative Team

Marsala (Italy), 1991. Bringing his vision to the studio’s editorial initiatives, Vincenzo’s work moves across editorial design, transmedia storytelling, copywriting and long-form writing. Raised in Sicily, he attended classical studies. After having graduated from Politecnico di Milano he received an MA at ELISAVA, and studied studying Screenplay for Cinema. He is also Editor-in-Chief at Eldorado and teacher at the Master of Editorial Design at ELISAVA.

Folch - Emmy Koski
Emmy Koski
Communication Director & Editor
Narrative Team

Skellefteå (Sweden), 1990. Emmy’s multidisciplinary profile embraces diverse skills, making her managing themes ranging from communication to publishing and design. Raised in the north of Sweden, Emmy studied media direction during her high school years. She finally moved to Spain to attend her studies in Visual Communication at IED Instituto Europeo di Design. As well as coordinating the communication of the studio, Emmy is Editor-in-Chief at Odiseo.

Folch - Valerie Steenhaut
Valerie Steenhaut
Editorial Assistant
Narrative Team

Ghent (Belgium), 1993. Valerie studied literature and communication at the University of Ghent. She later moved to Barcelona to attend an internship at creative studio O. She is currently completing her postgraduate in graphic design in IDEP where she is working on her final project – the non-existence of adulthood – while assisting on editorial projects in Folch. 

Folch - Bis Turnor
Bis Turnor
Communications Assistant
Narrative Team

London (UK), 1990. Bis studied English Literature and Classics at the University of Bristol. She then spent three years working in communications, starting at a creative agency developing strategies for values-driven brands followed by a corporate PR consultancy based in London. She recently completed a full-time graphic design course at Shillington College followed by a postgraduate diploma in graphic design for publishing projects at ELISAVA.

Folch - Raimon Guirado
Raimon Guirado
Senior Designer & Art Director
Design Team One

Barcelona (Spain), 1990. Raimon has during his years in the studio specialised his skills within editorial projects for institutions, culture and art. He graduated in Graphic design from ELISAVA. After years of experience in the design field, he took a Master’s Degree with a focus on Identity and Editorial Design at the same design school.

Folch - Camilo Roa
Camilo Roa
Senior UX/UI Designer
Design Team One

Bogotá (Colombia), 1990. Camilo contributes to the studio’s digital projects with his expertise in UI/UX design and interaction. After graduating Communication Design in Universidad de Los Andes, Camilo worked in different studios in Colombia. Then he moved overseas where he completed his Master’s Degree in Graphic Design at ELISAVA. 

Folch - Josep Puy
Josep Puy
Senior Designer & Art Director
Design Team Two

Barcelona (Spain), 1994. Josep’s role in the studio is distinguished by his skills within the field of luxury, fashion and beauty, lending a sophisticated tone on both digital and print. He joined the design world through his studies in publishing and advertising graphics at CIC Design School and after he advanced with a Master’s Degree with a focus on Identity and Editorial Design at ELISAVA. 

Folch - Allie Heesh
Allie Heesh
Senior Designer
Design Team Two

Nottingham (UK), 1991. Allie’s work stands out for the extraordinary attention to details and for the great clearness of her design work. She successfully completed a foundation in Art and design at the Manchester School of Art. Allie then continued her studies at Northumbria University, achieving a Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design.

Folch - Sara Catita
Sara Catita
Junior Designer
Design Team Two

Lisboa (Portugal), 1992. Sara has a Bachelor’s Degree in Design from University of Aveiro, Portugal. After graduating, she moved to London in order to grow personally and professionally. With a strong passion in Editorial Design and Illustration, she tried to combine these two areas and applied to a Master of Graphic Design at ELISAVA Barcelona. 

Folch - Francisco Pires
Francisco Pires
Junior Designer
Design Team Two

Porto (Portugal), 1995. Francisco has been passionate about visual expression and creative arts for over ten years. Keen to develop his skills in these areas he decided to pursue a professional career in design, initially receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Design from ESAD, Porto, followed by a Master’s Degree in the same discipline from ELISAVA, Barcelona. 

Folch - Angelina De Lucas
Angelina De Lucas
Account Manager
Activation team

Mexicali (Mexico), 1987. Angelina studied Graphic Design in Mexico. In 2011 she moved to Barcelona to dedicate three years working as a strategist and operations manager for companies. Later she received a Master´s Degree in Design and Direction of Web Projects and Services from ELISAVA. With her multidisciplinary profile Angelina combines different technologies to create engaging marketing solutions. 

Folch - Idil Gücüyener
Idil Gücüyener
Junior Designer
Activation team

Istanbul (Turkey), 1992. İdil studied computer science and engineering at Sabanci University in Istanbul, where she was also introduced to the design world. After achieving her bachelor’s degree, she worked as a software developer for a brief period of time. She then moved to Barcelona where she received a Master’s Degree in Graphic Design at ELISAVA, with a focus on editorial design. She is now contributing to the studio’s projects as an intern.

Folch - Maloles Rodriguez
Maloles Rodriguez
Producer
White Horse

Murcia (Spain), 1974. Maloles first started her professional career in the Music Industry working for Warner Music, BMG and finally Sony Music where she held different positions including Product Manager for RCA and Ariola Labels. From 2007 she has worked for the Film Industry in long featured films such as: “Chico & Rita”, “L’Artiste et son modèle,” “Nao Pare na pista” and “Wild Oats”, as well as working as a freelancer producer for Vice and White Horse among others.

Folch - Bernat Granados Tusell
Bernat Granados Tusell
Film Editor
White Horse

Barcelona (Spain), 1983. With a degree in audiovisual and show production at Ites, Barcelona, and a collaborative spirit in search of the vision of other people, Bernat ended up in the art of montage, understanding every project through it and as a means to rediscover beauty. Even though Bernat has been working with big players in the field, his favourite projects were always those who have an own identity and through which he could work with other artists. 

Collaborators
Andreu Llos
Web Developer

Torroella de Montgrí (Spain), 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.

Cristina Rius
Digital Media Strategist

Barcelona (Spain), 1986. Cristina is graduated in Fashion Design at Escola Superior de Disseny i Art Llotja and also in Marketing & Communications from IED. She was managing the digital communications for several international fashion brands and advising companies about how to improve and optimise their online strategy and resources. 

Abstract
Digital Communication Agency

Barcelona (Spain). 2016. Abstract is an agency specialising in digital communication. They combine strategic and technical SEO knowledge with branding and design in order to create digital platforms with a relevant and sustainable brand value in the market. 

NOW
Digital & Inbound Agency

NOW is a digital & inbound agency that helps companies to gain, convert and retain customers on-line. They improve digital presence of brands in order to increase their business results focusing on inbound and content strategies, online ads, SEO, social media and digital developments. 

Stefano Colli
Architect & Designer

Reggio Emilia (Italy), 1966. Stefano specialises in corporate interior design, approaching the design of spaces on a strategic level and considering it as an integral part of a company’s identity and communication. Stefano moved to Barcelona in 1991 after graduating in Architecture, Design and Communication at Politecnico di Milano.  In the last 20 years he has been combining his professional activity with teaching in ELISAVA, both in the Master of Design of Work Space and the Design Degree.

Leo García Méndez
Photographer

Caracas (Venezuela), 1987. Leo is a Barcelona based photographer. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, studied Film Making at ESCAC, Documentary & Artistic Photography and Advertisement Photography at IDEP Barcelona. He enjoys combining Documentary with Advertisement photography and also specialises in Making of and Still Photo.

Instagram: @leocroma

Marçal Vaquer
Photographer

Barcelona (Spain). 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 Folch’s project pictures.

Martí Pujol
Photographer

Barcelona (Spain) 1995. Martí is a Barcelona-based photographer. He studied a formative cycle of Upper Degree in Advertising Graphic Design at municipal school of art EMAID in Vilanova i la Geltrú and a formative cycle of Upper Degree in Photography at Serra i Abella in l’Hospitalet de Llobregat. He specialises in Events and Documentary Photography as well as Portrait Photography. 

martipujol.tumblr.com

Sarah Parot
Editor & Copywriter

Paris (France), 1983. After having graduated in Modern Literature at the faculty of La Sorbonne (France), Sarah got a master degree in Book Publishing at the university of Alcalá (Spain). She has been working as a freelance editor and copywriter since 2009, and she is author of several travel & cultural books about Barcelona.

Cristina Ramos
Set Designer & Creative Director

Barcelona (Spain), 1980. Cristina is a Barcelona-based set designer and creative director known by never finishing her degree studies in History, Psychology and Interior Design. Although mainly focused in fashion photography, Cristina´s favourite jobs always revolve around still life photography due to her deep love for objects and materials.

Clients

212 Carolina Herrera, ADCE, Andbanc, Antonio Banderas, Antoine Passerat, Puig, Arquitectura-G, Abigail Lazkoz, Absolute, Ángela Palacios, Anieme, Archizines, Asier Rua, BACOA, Béla Adler & Salvador Fresneda, betevé, Biel.lo, Birdog, Bufete Alfonso López, BCN Fashion Week 2004, Barcelona Televisió, CANADA, Carolina Herrera, New York, CAAM, Carlitos y Patricia, Club de Creativos, COAIB, Comuniza, Comme des Garçons, Cortana, DHub, Decotec, Desigual, Deux Souliers, Doiy, Elias Redstone, Espai Zero1, Estones del Monsant, ETH Zürich, Ewan, FAD, Federació Catalana de Vela, Filaf, Fireplace, Firma, Fucking Young!, Fundació Miró, Fundación Arquia, Furest, Generalitat de Catalunya, Goroka, Grupassa, Hangar, ICEX London, ICEX Madrid, Itziar Okariz, Ignacio Uriarte, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jesús Umbría, Joan Morey, Jordi Mitjà, Kilimanjaro Magazine, La Capella/ICUB, La Virreina – Centre de la Imatge, Le Cool, Luis Venegas, Mobles114, Mahou, Marset, Marco de Vigo, Mariano Zuzunaga, Mateo Arquitectura, Ministerio de Industria, Marssal Studio, Mateo Arquitectura, M114, Mediapro, Metal Magazine, Metrovacesa, Mireia Sallarès, Mishima, Montehermoso, Motif Management, MUSAC, Nina Ricci, paco Rabanne, Parrillus, Pensacola, Peres Projects, Puig, R. Empresa de cable de Galícia, RED. Red de empresas de diseño, Republicana de Cine, Rodamco, Sala Rekalde, Sard, Super Love Hotels, Story: we produce, The Folio Club, Tendencias.TV, Tiger Magazine, TMX, Última Parada, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Weneedle, Zuzunaga.

Awards
(2017)
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

3 FAD Silver Laus Awards. Marset ‘Reflections on light’ publication (Graphic design – Integrated Graphics); Marset ‘Reflections on light’ illustrations by Pol Montserrat (Graphic design – Illustration (Editorial and/or Commercial); ‘Portraits at the edge of the world’ directed by Goroka and produced by Eldorado (Audiovisuals – Audiovisual) 3 FAD Bronze Laus Awards. Marset ‘Reflections on light’ publication (Graphic design – Corporate Publication, Catalogues & Brochures, Annual Reports); Pretty Woman (Graphic design – Book Covers, Magazine Front Covers and/or Series of Book Covers and Magazine Front Covers); O (Digital – Best Website)

3 FAD Silver Laus Awards. Marset ‘Reflections on light’ publication (Graphic design – Integrated Graphics); Marset ‘Reflections on light’ illustrations by Pol Montserrat (Graphic design – Illustration (Editorial and/or Commercial)

3 FAD Silver Laus Awards. Marset ‘Reflections on light’ publication (Graphic design – Integrated Graphics); Marset ‘Reflections on light’ illustrations by Pol Montserrat (Graphic design – Illustration (Editorial and/or Commercial); ‘Portraits at the edge of the world’ directed by Goroka and produced by Eldorado (Audiovisuals – Audiovisual) 3 FAD Bronze Laus Awards. Marset ‘Reflections on light’ publication (Graphic design – Corporate Publication, Catalogues & Brochures, Annual Reports); Pretty Woman (Graphic design – Book Covers, Magazine Front Covers and/or Series of Book Covers and Magazine Front Covers); O (Digital – Best Website)3 FAD Silver Laus Awards. Marset ‘Reflections on light’ publication (Graphic design – Integrated Graphics); Marset ‘Reflections on light’ illustrations by Pol Montserrat (Graphic design – Illustration (Editorial and/or Commercial); ‘Portraits at the edge of the world’ directed by Goroka and produced by Eldorado (Audiovisuals – Audiovisual) 3 FAD Bronze Laus Awards. Marset ‘Reflections on light’ publication (Graphic design – Corporate Publication, Catalogues & Brochures, Annual Reports); Pretty Woman (Graphic design – Book Covers, Magazine Front Covers and/or Series of Book Covers and Magazine Front Covers); O (Digital – Best Website)

Contact

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