Hi there!
I'm Matias, an illustrative designer from the Northern Basque Country.
I started to draw at a young age, but my work experience in the field of illustration and graphic design really started in 2005 when I finished my studies in Graphic Design and Publishing Production.
Since then I have been working as a freelance graphic designer making logos, artworks, gig posters, merch design and beer labels among other things, and also as an employee in various sectors of the design industry (press, prepress, packaging and sign design).
After all these different experiences, I am now familiar with the whole creative process, from the first sketch to the final product, taking care of every technical constraint for the best result possible.
I am also highly trained to review and prepare files for film and plate specifications, digital proofing, die-cutting shapes, varnish/hot stamping/embossing films, window graphics, interior and exterior signage, etc.
For more information or to commission my services, please contact me at begizuria@gmail.com

• Since 2005 - Freelance illustrative designer
• 2018-2022 - AZTARNA (Biarritz) - Sign graphic designer
Preparation of proofs, production files and manufacturing orders for the production of illuminated boxes, signs and pharmacy crosses, flag signs, metal box letters, PVC or composite cut-out letters, display panels, adhesive films, banners, vehicle markings, etc.
• 2016 - BNCRÉA (Bayonne) - Packaging graphic designer
Food packaging design, photo editing, creation of prototypes and packshot photo shooting.
• 2011-2014 - IBL PRINT (Hendaye) - Pre-press graphic designer
Graphic design, preflight/review/create files to ensure jobs meet proper criteria for direct-to-plate and offset printing processes, die-cutting shapes, hot stamping and embossing magnesium plates and varnish films, proof master certifying, preflighting. Internal control courses in colorimetry and FSC/PEFC certifications.
• 2010-2011 - BSG BAIONA (Bayonne) - Merch graphic designer
llustrative and graphic design for various products, technical specifications sheets for the manufacturers, photography, catalogue layout.
• 2007-2008 - BERRIAK (Hazparne) - Graphic designer & copy editor
Receiving and correcting texts, photography editing, graphic design, editing and digital printing.

• 2008-2009 - Information and Communication Technologies Diploma (UPPA, Basque Country)
• 2003-2005 - Superior Technician in Graphic Design and Publishing Production Diploma (Graphic Arts School of Gipuzkoa, Basque Country)
• 2000-2003 - Bachelor degree in Commerce and Business Studies (UPPA - UPV/EHU, Basque Country)