Javier Medellin Puyou is a Mexico based illustrator, visual artist and architecture designer. He has had different aka’s through the phases of his life, such as “Big Polla” in his very young years and “Pimp Pollo” when he used to be a scratcher. Now, as an illustrator, he works under “Jilipollo”. Ink with brush and watercolour are the techniques he uses the most, and often uses fashion girls with a peculiar expression and mood as his inspiration. He loves all kind of design and also art. Nevertheless, illustration is not really considered by many people design nor art, so he supposes he must be in some kind of limbo... But he believes in the endless possibilities of illustration, its distinctive personality and especially the rewarding fun of it.
His work has been used for different purposes, including business illustration, editorial, fashion, advertising and products, just to mention some examples. It has been featured and published by some books, magazines and sites like: Communication Arts Illustration, Juxtapoz Magazine, Illustration now! vol. 4 edit. Taschen and 360º Asia Pacific Design.
Clients include: Coca Cola, Mediamates, Aeromexico, WeAretheKash, Group Publishing, QUO magazine, VICE magazine, Tasveer, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), PICNIC magazine and EXPANSION magazine.
A professional candidate with strong architectural, visual graphic and illustration skills gained in a variety of creative rolls. Javier also runs his multidisciplinary design office under 'Mantecado' along with his partner Gabriela.
Recent Professional Experience
-2011 POSTER AND FLYER DESIGN FOR THE 7TH SEATTLE SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Commissioned by Tasveer.org
-2011 SERIES OF ILLUSTRATIONS FOR BUSINESS
Commissioned by Fanatic Studio
New Delhi, India
-2011 CD COVER ILLUSTRATION FOR THE BAND “MAMAS GUN”
Commissioned by the design’s agency ‘WeAretheKash’. London, UK
-2011 STORYBOARD FOR THE NEW FILM VERSION OF “LA JETÉE”
Commissioned by a film producer for the Cannes contest in Paris.
Tel Aviv, Israel
-2010 “PICNIC” MAGAZINE’S COVER ILLUSTRATION
Having the ‘Powerful ones’ as the topic. México, D.F.
-2010 ILUSTRATION FOR GROUP PUBLISHING
Cover package with the ‘Nativity’ topic. Colorado, USA
-2010 THEATER’S ARCHITECTONIC DESIGN FOR A NUN’S SCHOOL
In ‘Montessori’ highschool. San Luis Potosí, México
-2010 DESIGN AND ELLABORATION OF MURALS IN “BUKA” BAR
With a karaoke’s concept. San Luis Potosí, México
-2009 PANORAMIC ILLUSTRATION FOR A TOURISTIC CHAIN SHOP
Promoting the turism in the city. Berlin, Deutschland
Awards and Recognition
PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS
Illustration now! vol. 4 (edit. Taschen)
Communication Arts Illustration
360º Asia Pacific Design (Guangzhou, China)
Afiches e Ilustraciones UP (Encuentro Latinoamericano de Diseño de la Universidad de Palermo.)
Sube tu Vida (Coca-Cola award winner poster)
Por Amor al Arte
LECTURES, WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES
UA (Aguascalientes, Ags.)
Facultad de Diseño y Artes Plasticas de la UV (Jalapa, Veracruz)
Facultad de Diseño de la UNLA (Morelia, Michoacan)
Universidad Tangamanga (San Luis Potosi, S.L.P.)
Cenart (San Luis Potosi, S.L.P.)
El Faro (San Luis Potosi, S.L.P.)
Escuela del Habitat, Facultad de Diseño Grafico (San Luis Potosi, S.L.P.)