Elizabeth Arnau is an international Fashion Illustrator, Designer and owner of a model agency, born in Barcelona and living between London and Barcelona. Since a very early age she had a clear vocation into arts and fashion and spent most of her free time drawing and designing. She graduated with a degree in Philosophy, Graphic and Fashion Design.
She started her creative career as fashion designer showcasing her first womenswear collections at Barcelona, Beijing, New York and Cannes Fashion Weeks. Later on she launched Gorgeous Group Models, an international model agency managing fashion models and providing full production services for fashion campaigns, editorials, catalogues and lookbooks. Some of the main clients are: Elle, Vanity Fair, L’Oreal, Bobbi Brown, Guess, Nike, Belcor and Toyota. Along ten years she developed an expertise in creative direction, fashion photography, modeling, wardrobe styling, and all related to visual merchandise world.
Although her passion in illustration started very young, she never thought of it as a possible career, and only in the last two years she started to work on it professionally. Before that she already got rewards as being invited to exhibit her artwork at Miró Museum partnering with Hello Kitty and awarded with the prestigious Golden Thimble.
Her artwork spans commercial illustration for lifestyle, beauty and fashion commercial projects, to fine art and commissions for private clients. Actually she is preparing a special fine art series to be exhibited in London and New York Art Galleries.
Creation, design and development of visual concepts aligned with the identity of each brand. Tailor made illustrations for fashion, beauty and lifestyle advertising projects in all type of formats and media, animated and still.
Some popular commercial usage of Elizabeth Arnau’s commissioned artwork demanded by clients includes: social media content, packaging, product design, store window design, displays, how-to’s, storyboards, magazines, book covers, website, promotional postcards, merchandise, characters design, special limited editions, print, digital and TV advertising campaigns.
ANIMATED SHORT FILMS
Elizabeth brings to life through animation the characters she illustrates, generating eye catching videos where narrative, creativity, magic and fashion go together.
Fast live drawing of guests on events such as Fashion Weeks, press events, product launches, in store events and all type of private celebrations (weddings, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, etc).
Possibility of licensing Elizabeth Arnau’s existing art for homewares, decor pieces, stationery, apparel, accessories and much more.
COMMISSIONS FOR PRIVATES
Creation of custom illustrations and portraits in the unique and fashionable style of Elizabeth Arnau. A glamourous gift for a special occasion.
Elizabeth Arnau has been published in several magazines such as: Robb Report, Hola.com, Vanidad, FHM, The Bay Fashion, RB Fashion, Elegant and Dreamingless.
EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS
Art Exhibition at Wework Glòries, Barcelona – 30/01/2020
Awarded with the Golden Thimble at Westin Palace Hotel, Madrid – 24/07/2015
Fashion Show at L’Illa Diagonal during Barcelona Shopping Night in cooperation with Zapata Jewelry – 20/06/2013
Art Exhibition at Miró Museum, Barcelona – 7/10/2011
Charity Fashion Show in collaboration with Hello Kitty for relief the victims of Tsunami in Japan at Elephant Barcelona – 08/04/2011
Haute Couture & Prêt-à-porter Fashion Show at Cannes Fashion Week in Villa Oxygene – 2011
Haute Couture Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Park Avenue, NY – 10/09/2010
China Fashion Week – CIGF 2009 (Dalian) International Garment & Textile Fair – 10/20/2009