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



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