brandon alvarado
design + illustration


hello -at- brandonalvarado.me


about

research

☠ before i die

Born in Pasadena, California (1989).
Lived in Minnesota for a while
Living in Waterloo, Iowa at the moment

Studied at Iowa State University
Had a research assistantship for DiRG
Interned at VSA Partners, Chicago
Then worked at Cue
Also joined PH Digital Labs
Then spent time with Periscope
Currently working freelance


Awards

2015 | MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series V
2012 | Undergraduate Award for Extraordinary Performance
2012 | Symposium on Undergraduate Research
2012 | ADAI Student Design Exhibition—Identity + Editorial
2011 | ADAI Student Deisgn Exhibition—Illustration + Packaging
2011 | AIGA MN Portfolio 1-on-1 honorable mention
2011 | Brass Ring Awards Merit Award—Three-dimensional


Shows

2017 | Fine Wine Fine Books — Minnesota Center for Book Arts
2017 | Signs of Resistance — ACLU-MN
2017 | Disruption: Volunteer Biennial — The Soap Factory
2016 | New Work: The MCBA Artist Co-op
2016 | Book Arts Cornucopia VII — Abecedarian Gallery
2016 | The Book as Art v4.0: Boundless — Georgia Center for the Book
2016 | For The Love of Music — Hamilton Ink Spot
2015 | Climate Chaos — Twin Cities Print Exchange
2015 | MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Exhibition V
2014 | Volunteer Biennial — The Soap Factory
2010 | UWSP Graphic Exposure — University of Wisconsin-Stout
2009 | Iowa State University College of Design Student Annual


Published

2017 | Illozine Issue #21
2017 | Illozine Issue #20
2016 | Catalogue for The Book Legend, Frac-France-Comte
2016 | Illozine Issue #16
2015 | Illozine Issue #12
2011 | Uhuru student magazine: "Sequential Art v. The World"
2010 | Catalyst student publication



Agencies

VSA Partners
Periscope
PH Digital Labs
Cue, Inc.


Clients

Target
Best Buy
Brown Forman
General Mills
Cox
Bronson
Trolli
UnitedHealthcare
Sonos
JCPenney
Johnson Controls
Thymes
Gilette Children's Hospital
PGA
Mayo Clinic


Press