Business Development / Founding Partner
A man with an unexplainable love for Excel and a unique eye for art direction. Born in Peru, Alfredo came to Costa Rica in 2002 searching for education and found love. Over the past 16 years, he’s done advertising, worked in education, organized a huge international creative festival (FID), designed and art-directed for several branding and packaging projects, created hundreds of unmemorable jokes, and took a handful of terrible photos of himself, which he happily shares with the world on his instagram.
Copy / Strategy / Partner
The oldest, wisest, most handsome, and also the person responsible for the studio’s obsession for great coffee. As a child, he got rescued by a stranger after being locked in an elevator for several minutes, since that day his relationship with elevators changed completely. Lover of books and podcasts, with a keen eye for creative writing, Bruno will always have a good quote at hand and will be happy to share some of his wisdom to the youngsters around him. Good relationships between images and texts are to be found right here.
She shares not only a house, kids and a bed with Alfredo, but also his inexplicable love for Excel. Cynthia is in charge of our office and is the guardian of our finances. After being in charge of several regional clients at an ad agency, then successfully fundraising for a non-profit, and finally leading the communication efforts of FID (Costa Rica’s international design festival), she joined Pupila to make sure we always get paid by the client on time. Naturally friendly and talkative, if given the chance she will talk to you for hours. Alfredo’s family moments here.
Art Director / Partner
They say nature is wise, that’s probably why Matti was born with two left foots. This physical feature made him incapable of becoming a professional football player and left him with no other choice but to start a designing career. Originally from Germany, he came to Costa Rica in 2009 following love and found education. World-renowned letterer, each project he tackles will be delivered with an overdose of passion, focus and typographic obsession. His world and work is constantly being shared here.
Art Director / Partner
He says he loves dinosaurs, but no one has ever actually seen him riding or hunting one, so he might as well be full of BS. Professionally, he’s a well-rounded designer, great illustrator, and matches and picks colors like no one else. Marcelo also does some 3D work and his branding is pretty solid. If not uploading photos of his dog, wife or trips, you may find some kick-ass images on his instagram.
Besides his well-developed branding and packaging skills, Jorge has an additional super power that gives him the possibility to answer any question, and by answer we mean a well-structured nonsense babble that comes naturally out of his mouth. Never mind the topic, he will try to convince you of his truth, is up to you to believe it or not. You can follow him and his sausage shaped dogs at → @debut, @aplauso, @gluten... and god knows how many more Instagram accounts.
Dani joined Pupila’s ranks also in 2019 while still attending college, she later found out that Pupila was a better school and drop out. Selected from a pool of designers, her branding and illustration skills caught our attention but it was her love for The Office that cemented the decision. Her easy-going attitude and warm heart has made her our branding master for NGOs and startups, while also nurturing her skills on editorial design, illustration and a karaoke. Daniela is on a continuous competition to beat Matti on who has the biggest nose, a winner is yet to be announced.
Mateos accepted to become part of Pupila in August 2019 (definitely a good year) and is one of our youngest team members. After 3+ years of not updating our portfolio, he was given the task to document all those long forgotten projects and make them look as good as new, he jumped into it head first. Mateos was our missing link. He possesses the looks of a metal band player, but nothing could be further from reality. A silent specialist, famous for his retouching and editing marathons that can last for days, capable of transforming spaces and creating surreal scenarios with the most basic materials.
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Motion Designer / 3D
A story of true perseverance and willingness, Ale joined 2020 after an initial failed attempt. He wanted to be part of Pupila so much that he wasn’t taking a no for an answer (that’s what he got!). After this first denial, he came back stronger. We had a slight idea of how much motion graphics could impact our work, but Alejandro’s talent has not just confirmed our theory, it has also put all of us to shame for not having him on board sooner. While not animating or experimenting with 3D, Alejandro can be found walking through sugar cane fields at his beloved Turrialba. Check more of his experimental work.
Maria del Mar Ávalos
She will probably deny this statement and we don’t have anything to support it. Still, we are confident that she was named after her mother’s favorite telenovela character, featuring the all-time gorgeous Thalia.
Marimar joined Pupila shortly after finishing college. Her strong branding, skillful illustration, and overall potential caught our attention, and we quickly got her on board. An eloquent and confident public speaker, Mari will convince you and your boss about her designing proposals the moment she starts to speak. She also has the mysterious capacity of being always ready for a picture or selfie, still, the resulting image is never ready for her. Go figure!
As the drinking games authority and the reigning youngest team member, she keeps us up with the trends and away from parties attended by the young and fearless.
Under Consideration, USA
The Dieline, USA
Print Mag, USA
Etc, etc, etc.
Brand New Conference 2019, USA
Copa Doméstika 2019, CRC
Chispafest 2018, NIC
Visualistmo 2017, PAN
Rayarte 2016, GUA
La Erre 2015, GUA
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