Illustrator Raúl Arias was born in Madrid, Spain in 1969. His career as graphic designer & illustrator began in the field of audiovisual animation, an activity which he combined with design & illustrative work for publishers and advertising agencies.

After a period as a professor of animation, he started illustrating the comic series ‘Bernardo & Plonk’ for the El Pais newspaper.

Raúl has won several international awards from the Society of Newspaper Design (SND) and the Society of Publishing Design (SPD) for his work commissioned by the newspaper El Mundo.