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Portfolio of the Week - Alan Martinez

More infographic design and editorial illustration from Mexico

November 23, 2015

Our featured infographic designer this week is Alan Martinez, who was born in 1988 in Mexico City and is currently a Senior Editor in infographics at Xinhua News Agency, Mexico. He has degree in design and audiovisual communication at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), with a specialty in editorial design and illustration.

In 2013, Alan joined the Xinhua News Agency team, holding the position of junior-editor graphic designer. In this international environment, he learned how to create an illustrative message with visual aids in a more compact and explanatory level of information. Alan says that what motivates him to be an infographic designer is the “constant learning of new issues and the sharing of that knowledge with others.”

“To inform, explain, publicize events, facts and features about something, this is the noblest part of being a visual journalist. If you can make a child understand it, you’re doing well. So a good design should inform in a clear, compact and attractive way, covering a public recipient of a wide range of ages.”

What he most enjoys producing in his work are the major graphics with exploded views, cutaways and illustrations, and the issues related to Science, Technology, Sports and History are his favorites.

Here are the works Alan shared with us:

Bottled water | Xinhua News Agency

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Super Mario Bros 30th anniversary | Xinhua News Agency

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Antidepressants | Xinhua News Agency

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Smart houses | Xinhua News Agency

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Falcon-9 | Xinhua News Agency

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30 years since the first Dragon Ball | Xinhua News Agency

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The greenhouse effect and COP20 | Xinhua News Agency

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How to make a stove with two cans | Xinhua News Agency

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Gabriel García Márquez | Xinhua News Agency

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160th anniversary of King G. Gillette | Xinhua News Agency

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The history of the World Cup ball | Xinhua News Agency

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130 years of photographic film | Xinhua News Agency

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Argentina and Messi | Xinhua News Agency

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Nintendo 3DS | Xinhua News Agency

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World Cup: Nigeria vs Argentina | Xinhua News Agency

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Raspberry PI2 | Xinhua News Agency

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World Conference of Robotics 2015 | Xinhua News Agency

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Superbowl XLIX | Xinhua News Agency

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Venus Williams | Xinhua News Agency

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For more works by Alan Martinez, visit his NewsPageDesigner profile.

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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