Kike was born in San Sebastián (Spain) in 1980. 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, studied Graphic Arts, Graphic Design and Illustration in Madrid (Spain). Since 2008 he draws and designs for publishers, advertisers, businessmen, journalists, actors, 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 for the book Jasón y los argonautas
2018 – Selected on Ilustrarte, the Bienal Internacional de Ilustraçao para a Infância for the book Jasón y los argonautas
︎ 2017 – Selected on the 8º IberoAmerican Catalog of Illustration
︎ 2016 – Winner of the Lazarillo Prize for the book Barrios de colores ︎ 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