Hello, my name is José Luis Tejero, I am an illustrator and sketch artist from Granada (Spain). I currently have my studio in Manchester (UK). I consider myself a happy man, I love funky music, nature, dancing and riding my BMX and mountain bike.
I am specialised in adult, young adult and children publishing, being children’s illustration my favourite.
I believe in illustration as a service to society, a way to express feelings and ideas by pictures, with infinite possibilities. I love teamworking, as well as listening and adapting myself to the client’s needs. To me is important commitment and ethic work. I also like to accept new challenges and create personal projects.
Ink and watercolour are my favourite techniques, but I can use others. I find more important what it needs to be expressed than the technique used, so I do a conceptual work to generate ideas that communicate the message successfully.
–Clients: Tarma Estudio Gráfico, Editorial Avicam, Greyman Studios, Universidad de Granada, Ambitious Creative Co, Avant Editorial, Principia Magazine, Terceto Comunicación, Ayuntamiento de íllora, Junior.it
–Publishings: ‘El cómic como nueva estrategia de comunicación de la Arqueología’ XVIII CIAC Mérida ‘Recuerdos de Alomartes’, Avicam. ‘La imaginación de Ana’, Avant. ‘Guías para la integración metropolitana sostenible de los sistemas de metro ligero’, UGR
–Group exhibitions: ‘Wild and civilised’ CassArt London. ‘Premios Alonso Cano a la Creación Artística’, UGR. ‘Commemoración aviación española’, Fundación Rodriguez Acosta
'Mr. José Luis Tejero was the recipient of an internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice (Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York) for the months of December 2014, January and February 2015. Peggy Guggenheim Collection internships give students and recent college graduates, at the beginning of their careers, practical experience in the daily administration of a small private museum and considerable responsibility is required of them. José Luis is highly intelligent, responsible, and motivated. He is a young man with an outstanding work ethic which enabled us to trust him and to rely on him for different tasks related to the daily functioning of the museum and also for tasks that demanded academic and educative skills. He is a remarkable person with great future prospects. I have no reservation in recommending him'
Testimonio 3‘We met Jose Luis Tejero on the occasion of the project layout and editing of the historical book "Memories of Alomartes" commissioned by one of our clients. We were pleasantly surprised, not only by his technical skills but also by his ability to capture the spirit of the age. He was able to respond perfectly to our instructions and scrupulously complied with the deadlines set. The result was a great job. Both we and the client were very satisfied with the final product. We look forward to working with him on future projects.’
Ramón Ortiz,Art Director and Manager of the company Tarma, Graphics Studio
Testimonio 1‘For the final design of the project guides INTEGRA-ME produced for the Andalusian Government, we needed images that helped communicate our idea of integration between public transport and urban development. We relied on the services of Jose Luis and I can say that he fully met our expectations in a professional manner. His contribution vastly improved the final publication of our investigations. I would have no hesitation in recommending José Luis services.’
Luis Miguel Valenzuela Montes,Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Granada. Scientific Coordinator of INTEGRA-ME