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Sixto-Juan Zavala is a designer, illustrator, and VJ currently based in London.

Originally from San Antonio, Texas, he holds a B.F.A. in Communication Design from Texas State University and has worked as a designer and illustrator in the creative industry for various agencies and public entities. Zavala currently serves as Art Director and VJ for Essentials, a multimedia applied arts collective, and also
as an Art Director for Raspa Magazine, a queer latino literary publication.

He was formerly a Visual Communicator at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas, in charge of exhibition design, branding, promotional materials and social media (2014—17). Prior to this position, he was an Art Director at BradfordLawton, LLC, a San Antonio-based branding and design firm (2010—13).

Zavala’s work reflects his interest in culture, especially art, fashion, music, and literature. His use of illustration, collage, and custom typography creates layered, evocative imagery.

Sixto-Juan has been published in multiple publications including as a Gold winner in Graphis Poster Annual 2019, Plant Kingdom: Design with Plant Aesthetics (2015), Communication Arts Design Annual 56 for his illustrations for Oddwood Ales (2015), and has exhibited work at The People’s Gallery (Austin, TX), Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, TX), Gravelmouth Gallery (San Antonio, TX), and Silkwörm Gallery (San Antonio, TX).

Discipline: Graphic Design

Year of graduation: 2021

Website: Sixto-Juan Zavala.