Víctor Escandell
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Professional career
Born in Ibiza and graduated in Graphic Design by Massana School of Barcelona, ​​began his professional career as illustrator in 1989 working for the animation production company D’Ocon Films Productions.
For more than 15 years, has collaborated with El Periódico de Catalunya, and he has also illustrated for El Mundo, El País and La Vanguardia spanish newspapers.
Since 1994 he has collaborated with the many advertising agencies, illustrating graphic and TV campaigns, both nationally and internationally (Havas, Lateral Branding, McCann Erickson, Delvico Bates, TBWA, Euro RSCG, Bassat/Ogylby, SCPF*, FMRG, Casadevall Pedreño, Morera Design, etc.).
In the publishing world he has published numerous illustrated books, both for children and adults (Chronicle Books, Fischer, Thames & Hudson, Planeta deAgostini, Promopress, Medical Trends, La Galera, Parramón, Dwie Siostry, Teide, Contrapunto, Versos y Trazos, Bang!, Zahorí Books, etc.), and thanks to his varied stylistic registers, he also collaborates as illustrator for institutions and companies.
In 1998, he founded Alehop, a graphic design and illustration estudio.
He has been awarded several times for his work in prizes as: Junceda, Anuaria, Daniel Gil and ÑH05 of Journalistic Design.
In 2007 he was selected as Catalan-speaking author by the Institut Ramon Llull for the exhibition of illustrators at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
In 2017 he was selected selected as a Balearic author by the Institut Ramon Llull and the Institut d’Estudis Baleàrics, for the exhibition of illustrators at the Bologna Book Fair.

Awards and Mentions
Junceda Illustration Award, 2018. Best non-fiction book category (children and adults). “Enigmas”, Zahorí Books publishing house.
Junceda Illustration Award,  2017. Best adult fiction book category. “El Niño Nada”, Bang! editions.
• Selected as balearic author by the Institut Ramón Llull for the Catalan illustrators exhibition at Bologna Book Fair 2017.
• Enderrock Award, 2015. Finalist Best Cover CD. Musical group “Projecte Mut”.
• Enderrock Award, 2014. Finalist Best Cover CD. Musical group “Projecte Mut”.
• Enderrock Award, 2013. Finalist Best Cover CD. Musical group “Projecte Mut”.
• Anuaria Awards 2013.  Selected. Miscel·lánea section. “Espiritu de Aventura” app.
• Junceda Illustration Award, 2013. Finalist. Adult illustrated book category. “Déjà vu” book, La Galera publishing house.
• Junceda Illustration Award, 2011. Finalist. Adult illuhttp://victorescandell.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=4181&action=edit&lang=en&admin_bar=1#strated book category. “Sinsonte” graphic novel.
• Junceda Illustration Award, 2009. Finalist. Advertising category. Karcher TV spot.
• Junceda Illustration Award, 2009. Finalist. Multimedia category. Promotional video for international fair IFEST.
• Anuaria Award, 2008. Diploma. Miscellaneous category. “Spain” Postcard Series, Escudo de Oro.
• Awards ÑH05 of journalistic design Spain / Portugal 2008. Interior pages and supplement cover.
• Daniel Gil Award, 2007. Diploma. Illustration category “*Normal y corriente”.
• Selected as catalan author by the Institut Ramón Llull for the Catalan illustrators exhibition at Frankfurt Book Fair 2007.
• Junceda Illustration Award, 2006. Best Textbook category. “Guía de la Salud”, Semfyc publishing house.
• Anuaria Award, 2006. Diploma. Best book design “*Normal y corriente”.

Selected bibliography
– El camino a tu casa (La Guarida Ediciones, Spain, 2019).
– Exploring Black and White (Promopress, Spain, USA, 2019).
– History Enigmas  (Zahorí Books, cat-cast Spain, / Seuil, France / Clavis, Holland / Debit, Poland / Chronicle Books, USA, 2018 / Euromedia, Czechoslovakia / Italy, Il Castello, 2018).
– ¿Sabías que…? (Promopress, Spain, USA / Mila Editions, France, 2018).
– Luces de bohemia (Mil coeditores, Spain, 2018).
– Mystery Enigmas (Zahorí Books, cat-cast Spain, / Chronicle Books, USA / Seuil, France / Clavis, Netherlands / Debit, Poland / Seedbooks, Korea / Old Lion House, Ukraine / Mann, Ivanov and Febrer, Russia , Ttarttalo, Euskadi, 2017-2018-2019).
– La caída de la casa Usher (Apache Books, Spain, 2017).
– Romancero gitano ilustrado (Mil coeditores, Spain, 2017).
– The Resourceful Artist (Promopress, Spain, USA, Italy, France, 2017).
– El Niño Nada (Bang Ediciones, Spain, 2016).
– Monsters of the World (Promopress, Spain, Italy, USA, 2016).
– La aventura de pensar (Parramón, Spain / Parramón France, France, 2015).
– Dinosaurs (Promopress, Spain / T & H, England, 2015).
– El gran libro de los gigantes (Parramón, cast-cat Spain / Parramón France, France, 2014).
– A Wonderful World of Animals (Promopress cast-cat Spain / T & H, England, / Fischer Sauerländer, Germany, 2014).
– ¡Fuera Miedos! (Parramón, Spain, 2014).
– Que comenci la festa! (La Galera, Spain, 2012).
– 150 juegos para la estimulación adecuada (Parramón, Spain / Deltas, Holland, 2012).
– Dèjá vu (La Galera, Spain, 2012).
– La herradura (La Oveja Roja, Spain, 2011).
– Sinsonte (Versos y trazos, Spain, 2010)..
– Cuento de la Alhambra (Versos y trazos, cast-cat Spain, 2010).
– Hansel y Gretel (Parramón, Spain, 2010).
– Música para niños (Parramón, Spain / Oskar, France, 2010).
– El Tesoro de la laguna (Versos y trazos, cast-cat Spain, 2009).
– Ciencia para niños (Parramón, Spain / Oskar, France, 2009).
– El príncipe sapo (Versos y trazos, cast-cat Spain, 2008).
– *Normal y corriente (Alehop, Spain, 2006).
– Me llamo Julio Verne (Parramón, Spain / Altin Kitaplar, Turkey, 2004).
– Monstruos queridos (Parramón, Spain, 2003).
– ¡Vamos a jugar! (Parramón, (Parramón, Spain, 2003).
– Masajes para niños (Parramón, Spain, 2003 / SBM, Poland, 2007 / Chantecler, France, 2011).

Press
Wall Street International
Mikeshake Magazine
El Mundo – El Niño Nada.
El Periódico – El Niño Nada.
El Periódico – Sinsonte.
El Mundo de Catalunya.
NouDiari.
El Diario de Ibiza.
Lìlla dels llibres.
Fahrenheit77 (Radio)
El Periódico – Junceda Illustration Award, 2017.
El País – Junceda Illustration Award, 2017

Exhibitions
– Premis Junceda 2018 (Barcelona, 2019).
– Premis Junceda 2017 (Barcelona, 2018).
– CentroCentro (Madrid, 2017).
– MOMIX Festival (France, 2017).
– Bologna Book Fair (Italy, 2017)
– Las cosas de Martínez (Barcelona, 2016).
– Biblioteca Nacional (Madrid, 2015).
– Frankfurt Book Fair (Germany, 2007).
– La Caixa Foundation (Ibiza, 1993).
– La Caixa Foundation (Premià de Mar, 1990).