We design concepts, brands and narratives reaching and engaging audiences on the new paradigm.
Understanding your core insight and developing a strategy around it is what creates medium and long term relevance, as well as engagement and influence in this new era of communication.
In a post-advertising society, great communication generates engaged communities beyond convinced customers: imperative forms and slogans no longer work. Instead, they have given way to weaving seductive narratives that make people want to belong.
More than ever, concepts, products, experiences and services are being translated into emotion and imagery. It’s clear that a brand is now a broadcaster: every brand has its own audience and stories to tell.
Design and art direction translate these ideas into visual language. Evermore in an era where people seek emotional engagement with information, the format given to a message shapes the way it is perceived.
The old marketing concept of ‘target’ is already worn out: each story should be organically diffused to selected influencers and media partners. Through content activation planning and creative PR we expand the message reach and create brand awareness through social media platforms.
Interiors and spaces are one more element that translates a brand’s mood. Like digital environments, physical places bear emotions, values, aesthetic that makes for a coherency between parts. Alongside Arquitectura-G, materials, lighting, and volumes are all narrative tools for brands.
We teach Digital Narrative Design and Strategy within the Masters of Publishing Projects and Communication Design at ELISAVA. Folch partners up with universities, companies and institutions by taking part in conferences, curating events, and giving workshops. Besides this we are counsellors of the Digital Communication Board of Barcelona.
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 of Antwerp, 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.
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. He is also partner of Eldorado, Odiseo, and Folch Insights, as well as Executive producer and founding partner at White Horse. Besides this, Rafa is member of the Barcelona Council of Digital Communication.
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).
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.
Marsala (Italy), 1991. Bringing his vision to the studio’s editorial initiatives, Vincenzo’s work moves across editorial design, transmedia storytelling, strategy and creative writing. Raised in Sicily, he attended classical studies. After having graduated from Politecnico di Milano he received an MA at ELISAVA, and studied Screenplay for Cinema. He is also Editor-in-Chief at Eldorado, editor at Folch Insights, and teacher at the Master of Editorial Design at ELISAVA.
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.
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.
London (UK), 1990. Bis studied English Literature and Classics at the University of Bristol. She then spent several 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 also completed a full-time graphic design course at Shillington College followed by a postgraduate diploma in graphic design for publishing projects at ELISAVA.
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.
Bogotá (Colombia), 1990. Camilo is Senior UX/UI Designer at Folch. He contributes to the studio’s digital projects with his expertise in User Experience and Digital Environments. After graduating Communication Design in Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), Camilo worked in different design studios in Colombia. Then he moved overseas where he completed his Master’s Degree in Graphic Design at ELISAVA. He is also teacher at the Master of Editorial Design at ELISAVA.
Rome (Italy), 1987. Giacomo studied graphic design at ISIA Urbino (IT). After completing his BA, he went on to obtain his master’s degree at AKV St.Joost Breda (NL). He then established his freelance practice in Rotterdam, where he remained three years. He specialises in graphic design projects with an experiential focus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Olot (Spain), 1995. Ferran has always been around all cultural movements of his hometown. Over the years, he has worked with strategic festivals like Sismògraf, Miniput o ElMini. Graduated in media at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, he has earned experience as a producer for Tele-B and TV3, and also as a junior producer for the Spanish video artist Carles Congost.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, (Spain), 1994. Elena moved to Barcelona to study Design management at ESDi, Escola Superior de Disseny. During her studies she focused her interest around collaborative methodologies and transdisciplinary creations with a deep understanding of design as a social transformation tool, ethics and critical design. Finishing her Final Degree Project her approach is determined by strong ethical concerns, critical design and human-centred design methodologies. Elena is now assisting in the studio with the management of commissions and work flow.
Barcelona (Spain), 1994. Javier studied management and administration at EAE Business School (UPC). He is a young entrepreneur, eager to work and reach their maximum potential individually and as a group. He is currently studying his Master’s Degree in accounting and finance in URJC. Javier is now managing all financial matters at Folch.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
212 Carolina Herrera, Ajuntament de Barcelona, Ayuntamiento de Santander, ADCE, Andbanc, Antonio Banderas, Antoine Passerat, Puig, Arquitectura-G, Abigail Lazkoz, Absolute, Ángela Palacios, Anieme, Archizines, Asier Rua, BACOA, Barcelona Design Week, Barcelona Fashion Week, Béla Adler & Salvador Fresneda, betevé, Biel.lo, Birdog, Bufete Alfonso López, , Barcelona Televisió, Bobo Choses, CANADA, Carolina Herrera, New York, CAAM, Carlitos y Patricia, Club de Creativos, COAIB, Comuniza, Comme des Garçons, Cortana, DHub, Decotec, Desigual, Deux Souliers, Doiy, Dream Magazine, 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, Martínez-Otero, Mateo Arquitectura, M114, Mediapro, Mesura, Metal Magazine, Metrovacesa, Mireia Sallarès, Mishima, Montehermoso, Motif Management, MUSAC, Nina Ricci, Paco Rabanne, Raül Refree, Rosalía, Parrillus, Pensacola, Peres Projects, Puig, R. Empresa de cable de Galícia, RED. Red de empresas de diseño, Republicana de Cine, Rodamco, Sala Rekalde, Sard, Soho House, Super Love Hotels, Story: we produce, The Folio Club, Tendencias.TV, Tiger Magazine, TMX, Última Parada, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Weneedle, Zuzunaga.
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)
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