Sergio Membrillas has been working as a freelance illustrator ever since he graduated from the University of Valencia, at least he has been, according to him, "after the fear and all that stuff." His style is influenced by" Saul Bass, Miroslav Sasek, Human Empire Studio" as well as "retro stuff." You can definitely see a mix of handmade, folk art and even outsider art styles mixed with a playful, childlike approach to line work and typography.
Sergio has done illustration and design work for magazines, advertising campaigns, clothing, album covers, even a hair stylist's shop. Of all his work his personal favorites include "the Hairy Monsters project. In the beginning it was going to be five characters...but now I'm doing a lot of them. I love the mixture and the poetical feeling. And one off my favorites projects is the Music For Toys Festival I do every year. I love the spirit of the festival and I have a lot of freedom. My clients are the best!"
Though he was born in Valencia and has lived there all his life, he has plans to move to Berlin this summer, where he will continue to work on a children's coloring book as well as other illustrative projects.