Kike was born in San Sebastián in 1980 and he have lived in Madrid (Spain) since 1985. When he was 12 he did not have his own bicycle and he used to take her grandmother’s bike, which was so old and weird that everyone laughed at him. So one fine day, he told his secret: the bike belonged to his grandfather, who was a professional cyclist. After this story, every child wanted to use grandma’s bike. Years later, he studied Graphic Design at the National School of Graphic Arts and Editorial Illustration at ESDIP. Since 2012 he makes images for publishers, advertisers, journalists, musicians, children, ladies and gentlemen. He likes to teach and he is still riding an old bicycle.
2020 – Selected for the Illustrator’s Exhibition of Bologna Children’s Book Fair ︎
2019 – Awarded with two nominations at the 2nd Society of Illustrators Awards ︎
2019 – Awarded with a Special Mention at the 10h IberoAmerican Catalog of Illustration ︎
2018 – Selected on Little Hakka Internacional Picture Book Award ︎
2018 – Selected on Ilustrarte, the Bienal Internacional de Ilustraçao para a Infância ︎ 2017 – Selected on the 8º IberoAmerican Catalog of Illustration ︎ 2016 – Winner of the Lazarillo Prize ︎ 2016 – Honorable mention at the 4th Francisco Pino experimental poetry contest ︎ 2015 – Winner of the the 8º International Encontro Ilustração of S. João da Madeira