Clara Prieto

Office: Reading, UK
Role: Graphics Editor and Interaction Designer

Something that has always captured my imagination is nature and wildlife. Due to this I'm studying a course on Mammal Ecology and Conservation by the University of Exeter, which combined with my BA (Hons) in Graphic Design and Illustration, have led me to work in this specific area. In my spare time, I collaborate with the Oxon and Berkshire Mammal Groups creating educative infographics about British mammals. Working as a volunteer, I’ve been out in the field learning first-hand about the animals that we’re sharing knowledge about. Luckily I’ve had the pleasure of working on projects for organisations such as The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, The World Economic Forum and The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts. My proudest moments and achievements include various Malofiej and ÑH awards which are given by the Society News for Design (SNDE), and the Grand Laus. My illustration on how harvest mice build their nests was one of the 40 works selected by Il·lustraciència 2015 jury. Il·lustraciència, International Award on Scientific Illustration, sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT).

Always willing to work with new people and learn new things. I’m a versatile perfectionist who will put my heart and soul into any project I work on.


Career Overview
FREELANCE WORK
CLIENTS:
The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts
The United Nations (UNFCCC)
World Economic Forum
TransUnion
USA Today Sports
El País Semanal
Apex
Libero
Edelvives
Macmillan Education
Vodafone
Lenovo
Montclare
Acciona
Novartis

AGENCIES:
Design Resources (UK)
MVF Global (UK)
Spafax (USA)
StudioD (USA)
EO Visual Information (Spain)
Wearebold (Spain)
Raw Illusions (UK)

FORMAL EDUCATION
Currently, England (UK):
Course on Mammal Ecology and Conservation at the University of Exeter.
2014:
Course on Infographics tutored by Fernando Baptista, Senior Graphics Editor for National Geographic.
2008-2012, E/S/D, Madrid School of Design (Spain):
BA (Hons) Graphic Design.
2011 (Spain):
Público Newspaper (4 months internship)
2006-2008, Madrid (Spain):
A-level Art and Design.

VOLUNTEERING
Hazel Dormouse Ecology:
Berkshire Mammal Group
Oxford Mammal Group
Harvest Mouse Ecology:
Berkshire Mammal Group
Edible Dormouse Ecology

PUBLICATIONS
BOOKS:
ÑH10 Book. The best of journalistic design in Spain and Portugal, 2014.
Raw Data: Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks. Steven Heller and Rick Landers. Thames & Hudson, 2014.
The Laus Book. ADG-FAD, 2013.
Malofiej20 Book. SNDE (Society for News Design), 2013.
ÑH9 Book. The best of journalistic design in Spain and Portugal, 2013.
ÑH8 Book. The best of journalistic design in Spain and Portugal, 2012.

NEWSPAPERS:
The Independent
The Huffington Post UK
USA Today Sports
Público Newspaper

MAGAZINES:
PTES The Dormouse Monitor Winter 2015
Naturalmente (The Natural History Museum of Madrid)
Apex, Airline Passenger Experience
El País Semanal
IN Magazine
Líbero
SportYou

BLOGS:
Gestalten, Creative Pool
The Wildlife Trusts
Monográfica
Don Serifa

AWARDS
ÑH10 (The best of journalistic design in Spain and Portugal), 2013.
Silver Medal in illustration's portfolio category.
ÑH10 (The best of journalistic design in Spain and Portugal), 2013.
Bronze medal. Illustrations for 'Mi once más seis' (Líbero).
Laus Awards, 2013 Spain.
Grand Laus. The best among Gold awards. Student category Design.
Laus Awards, 2013 Spain.
Gold medal. The best among Silver awards. Student category Design.
Col·lectiu Muuu, 2012 Spain.
First Prize Student category Design.
SNDE (Society for News Design), 2012.
Silver medal. Malofiej20.
ÑH9 (The best of journalistic design in Spain and Portugal), 2012.
Honorable mention in illustration's portfolio category.
ÑH8 (The best of journalistic design in Spain and Portugal), 2011.
Honorable mention: 'Del boicot a las reformas a la matanza planificada' Público Infographic.