My name is Miguel Álvarez Aparicio and I'm a Spanish graphic designer. I was born in Toledo (Spain) however I moved to Madrid when I turned 18 in order to study Journalism at the UCM (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). After finishing my studies and making internships in several medias I ended up working with the layout of a national Spanish magazine called Tiempo. At the same time I started doing the layout for the Spanish version of the yearly special number of The Economist, The World in... for the years 2010 and 2011.
After that I lived in Bogotá (Colombia) for a while. Over there I decided that I need to improve my skills in design. After moving back I started a Master's degree in Editorial Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design. At that time I started testing myself in all the different areas of graphic design: magazines, books, web, apps, illustration, branding or UI/UX.
Everything looks interesting to me. My curiosity never ends and I always want to go on learning and discovering new faces of design. Design can be implemented in absolutely every aspect of life. As Herbert Simon said: "The proper study of mankind is the science of design".
Since 2015 I have been working as a graphic editor for the web version of the Estonian economic newspaper Äripäev. Here I have expanded my experience in digital design and experimented with interactive graphics and data driven graphics. At the same time I have made several works with my own design studio, MAZ Design, in printed magazines, websites and branding.
During 4 and a half years I have been in charge of the web infographics and interactive stories of the Estonian economical newspaper Äripäev. In 2017 this graphic won the bronze medal in the Estonian Press Assosiation (EALL)'s awards.
All these graphics also demanded a collection of icons with visual consistenty and clean design. I have also created several maps and graphics with SVG, which allows interactivity. Here you can see an example
Green and Yoga Studio
Website of the Yoga School Green and Yoga located in London. Click here to see it
Website of the Finnish Kennel Elotulen Wockers. Click here to see it
I was part of the team who created Bucofi. Mobile platform to read and publish texts.
The Economist. The World in...
Spanish version of the yearly special number of The World in 2010 and The world in 2011
"Ma olen paks!"
Design of the poster and booklet for the theater play "Ma olen paks" by Piret Eesmaa during the years 2018 and 2020
Layout and inner design of the book of the Spanish author, Adolfo Moreno. More info here.
El Diarío a diario
Ilustration book based on the homonymous text of Argentinian author Julio Cortazar. Click here to see it
Magazine about the city of Madrid and the new design tendencies. Click here to see it
Guía de ruta
Manual for design student about editorial design and layout. Click here to see it
Branding and logo design
Green and Yoga
Design of the logo and brand of the yoga studio Green and Yoga
Design of the logo and brand of the Finnish Kennel Elotulen Wockers.
Get In Touch
If you like my work, have any project in mind, or just want to say Hello! then you can call me or send me an e-mail to the address below.
Veerenni 19 - 13
Tallinn, Harjumaa 10135