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Portfolio of the Week - Raúl Camañas

Don't miss the outstanding infographic work of another one of Spain's top visual journalists

July 13, 2015

The first portfolio of the week of 2015 belonged to no other than Jaime Serra, currently the Assistant Chief-Editor of the Barcelona-based newspaper La Vanguardia. At that time, their infographics desk had Josep Ramos Rocarols as the section chief, and the infographic designers Rosa Anechina, Jordi Bagué, Anna Monell, Clara Penín, Alan Jürgens and Raul Camañas – who is this week’s featured designer.

Raul has been in La Vanguardia for almost eight years now, and told us a bit about his illustrious career:

“I was born in Valencia in 1981 and live in Barcelona. When I was studying graphic design, I had a bit of practice in layout, advertising and infographic design in the Valencia’s edition of El Mundo, where a few months after I started working. And although we could not devote full time to infographics, I was immediately fascinated by it. After two years of hard work, Juantxo Cruz, then the editor of infographics, began to ask me for infographics for the newspaper’s national edition and its supplements. From his team in Madrid, I remember how impressed I was with the works by Rafa Estrada, Mariano Zafra and Emilio Amade. “

“After two years of hard work, Jaime Serra, another big influence of mine before and after we met, invited me to join his team of visual journalism at La Vanguardia, in Barcelona, ​​where I’ve been for the past seven and a half years. During that time, I was rewarded by the SND, Malofiej and ÑH 14 times.”

“Infographic design is highly demanding and pushes you to constantly improve yourself. You could spend your entire life learning different ways of representing information. Seems inexhaustible and keeps growing, now with digital platforms breaking through fast. That’s the new challenge.”

And here are the works Raúl shared with us:

Visual analysis of The Beehive | La Vanguardia

(Infographic and research: Raúl Camañas | La Vanguardia/2014)

Building the Eiffel Tower | La Vanguardia

(Infographic and research: Raúl Camañas; Illustration: Raúl Camañas, Óscar Palma | La Vanguardia/2014)

100th Tour of France | La Vanguardia

(Infographic and research: Raúl Camañas | La Vanguardia/2014)

Building the Cólon tower | La Vanguardia

(Infographic and research: Raúl Camañas, Clara Penín | La Vanguardia/2013)

Ford T assembly line | La Vanguardia

(Infographic and research: Raúl Camañas | La Vanguardia/2013)

The bombing of Barcelona | La Vanguardia

(Infographic and research: Raúl Camañas, Rosa Mª Anechina, Alan Jürgens | La Vanguardia/2013)

The sinking of the Titanic | La Vanguardia

(Infographic and research: Raúl Camañas; research: Rosa Mª Anechina | La Vanguardia/2012)

The Lumiere movie machine | La Vanguardia

(Infographic and research: Raúl Camañas; research: Rosa Mª Anechina | La Vanguardia/2012)

Underwater cables | La Vanguardia

(Infographic and research: Raúl Camañas, Alan Jürgens | La Vanguardia/2011)

Bob Dylan | La Vanguardia

(Infographic and research: Raúl Camañas, Jaime Serra; illustration: Anna Parini | La Vanguardia/2011)

The “Sagrada Familia” | La Vanguardia

(Infographic and research: Raúl Camañas, Rocío Márquez; Central illustration: Oriol Malet | La Vanguardia/2010)

Barcelona vs Real Madrid | La Vanguardia

(Infographic and research: Raúl Camañas | La Vanguardia/2010)

Rubik’s cube | La Vanguardia

(Infographic and research: Raúl Camañas | La Vanguardia/2010)

Fidelio’s opera | La Vanguardia

(Infographic and research: Raúl Camañas; Illustration: Oriol Malet | La Vanguardia/2009)

Concert for the deaf | La Vanguardia

(Infographic and research: Raúl Camañas | La Vanguardia/2009)

Feria Valencia conventions center | El Mundo

(Infographic and research: Raúl Camaña | El Mundo/2006)

The battle of Almansa | El Mundo

(Infographic and research: Raúl Camaña; research: Carlos Aimeur | El Mundo/2006)

 

You can follow Raúl’s updates on Twitter (@raulcamanas) and don’t forget to visit the blog Infografia A La Vanguardia for more infographics from this newspaper.

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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