Yorlán Cabezas Padrón

Yorlan Cabezas Padrón

Cuban designer born in Havana in 1983. In 2007, he graduated from the Superior Institute of Design as Informational designer.

He has worked as a designer in the Serigraphic Laboratory of the Santa Cruz Ceramic Company (2007-2009) and in the Institutional Communication Department of Havana University (2010-2011). Also, he has participated in different group exhibitions with Geo-Gráficas project (2014 and 2015) and during the First Design Biennial of Havana (May-June, 2016).

He has been a freelance designer since 2011. The areas of graphic design that he develops most are illustration, visual identity and editorial design. Some of its references are Jean Giraud (Moebius), Muñoz Bachs, José Luis Posada, Reinaldo Alfonso, Ernesto Martínez Blanco and Jan Saudek.

Besides, he is interested in exploring design as a visual art in evolution.

 

Illustration

In the field of illustration, he has made projects for children and adults.

He has illustrated children’s books with Cuban publishing houses like Gente Nueva and Unión. Some of the titles are: Un circo de papel (2010), Las viejitas de las sombrillas (2011), El cuaderno de las maticas (2011), El sueño de la lechuza (2012), La vaca (2013) and La señora solitaria (2014). His last project of children’s illustration has been Amaya y el árbol (2015).

His illustrations for adults have been part of solo and group exhibition projects.

The magazine

The Cuban design and visual arts magazine is, at present, its main editorial design project.

Entitled D aquí,  it is a digital magazine with specialized contents about Cuban designers, architects and visual artists located anywhere in the world. Since its founding in 2015, he has made the artistic direction and graphic design.