Kira Diez & Lara CostafredaMenorca
My name is Kira Diez Intxaustegi and I was born in a small island, Menorca, in 1989. I live in Barcelona since several years where I graduated in Fine Arts (Universitat of Barcelona) and I took a Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication (EINA). I like the autumn, the infinite forests and the slept birds, also the drawings full of silences and wood pencils.
My name is Lara Costafreda, I’m a freelance illustrator, creative & art director. I’m in love with any creative project, action or product….
It was 2006 when I started my degree in Fashion Design in BAU (Barcelona). During this period I got involved into the fashion world, I found it such interesting and fascinating that I decided to find out more: I traveled to London to take a Fashion Design Course at Central Saint Martins and Royal College of London.
During my stay in London I also worked with Ioannis Dimitrousis preparing the s/s 2008 collection for the London Fashion Week. Nowadays, Ioannis is one of Lady Gaga’s stylists.
Back in Barcelona, I worked with Cardona Bonache at “080 Barcelona Fashion Week”. Then, I travelled to the Paris Fashion Week for working at Alexander Wang’s showroom.
It came the time to move abroad and I went to Rio de Janeiro. During a whole year I studied in PUC-Rio University taking Fine Arts & Graphic Design courses. It was when I also started to work as a graphic designer & illustrator for many brands and publications.
After an amazing year, I came back to Barcelona where I took a Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication techniques. At the same time I was part, for a while, of an App developers team: Ubicuo Studio.