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Julinu (a.k.a. Julian Mallia) is an award winning illustrator and graphic designer specialising in meticulously executed visual ideas – often characterised by atmospheric, surreal themes and occasionally laced with dry humour.

Julinu’s idea-driven work is informed by several years of advertising agency experience as an illustrator and graphic designer, an academic background in psychology and formal training in illustration and graphic design. Based in Brighton (UK) and Malta, he currently works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer and is also passionate about animation, films, fine art, music and drumming.

I am available for commission work.
Contact: info@julinu.com

 

Awards and Education:

• Awarded the AOI World Illustration Awards 2016 (Advertising – New Talent) award for the entry “Maia’s Morning Malaise”;
• Shortlisted for the AOI World Illustration Awards 2015 for the entry “The Plight of the Homeless Orca”;
• M.A. Sequential Design / Illustration (University of Brighton, UK: 2015);
• B.A. Graphic Design and Interactive Media (Hons.) (MCAST Institute of Art and Design in collaboration with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Malta: 2010);
• Oil painting (scholarship course at Lorenzo de Medici Art Institute, Florence, Italy: 2007);
• B. Psychology (Hons.) (University of Malta, Malta: 2006).

Work Experience:

• Julinu.com – Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer (2015- );
• JPA (JP Advertising Ltd.) – Full-time Graphic Designer and Illustrator (2010-2014);
• Universal Publicity Services – Part-time Graphic Designer (2009);
• Pure Concepts – Part-time Graphic Designer and Printing Assistant (2006-2008).

Collective Exhibitions:

“AOI World Illustration Awards 2016” – Seoul, South Korea, Illustration Fair – July 2017;
“AOI World Illustration Awards 2016” – Aberystwyth Arts Center, Aberystwyth, UK – May 2017;
“AOI World Illustration Awards 2016” – Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, UK – March 2017;
“AOI World Illustration Awards 2016” – Roe Valley Arts, Limvady, Northern Ireland – February 2017;
“AOI World Illustration Awards 2016” – UWTSD, Swansea, UK – December 2016;
“AOI World Illustration Awards 2016” – Somerset House, London, UK – August 2016;
“Brighton MA 2015” – University of Brighton, Brighton, UK – September 2015;
“Divergent Thinkers” – Dar Malta, Brussels, Belgium – October 2014;
“Divergent Thinkers 3” – VIVA Valletta International Visual Arts Festival – Blitz, Valletta, Malta – August 2014;
“Streets of Valletta 2013 Calendar” – Creative Island – Transcripta Multilingual Translations, Valletta, Malta – December 2012;
“Une Femme Effervescente” – M/S Hulda, Valletta (Hulda Festival), Malta – September 2012;
“Sulluzzu” – Installation – Malta Design Week, Old University Building, Valletta, Malta – October 2011;
“Strada Stretta Exhibition” – Interactive Installation – Fondazzjoni Temi Zammit – Splendid Guesthouse, Strait Street, Valletta, Malta – April 2011;
“The Art of Silence” – Front Kontra ċ-Ċensura – Gallery Liberty, Valletta, Malta – November 2010;
“DESIGNATION” – MCAST – St.James’ Cavalier, Valletta, Malta – July 2010;
“MCAST Institute of Art and Design Exhibition” – MCAST – St.James’ Cavalier, Valletta, Malta – July 2009;
“MCAST Institute of Art and Design Exhibition” – MCAST – St.James’ Cavalier, Valletta, Malta – July 2007;
“The Go Mobile ‘Share Your Flair Young Artists’ Competition” – GO – St. James’ Cavalier, Valletta, Malta – December 2006;
“Memento Mori” – Scaremongering Art Collective – uninhabited house in Valletta, Malta – November 2006;
“The Big Bang” – Wicked Comics – St. James’ Cavalier, Valletta, Malta – March 2006;
“stART” – KSU – Valletta Waterfront, Valletta, Malta – November 2005;
“Strangers” – Scaremongering Art Collective – St. James’ Cavalier, Valletta, Malta – September 2005;
“Merely a Stain” – Scaremongering Art Collective – ex-Bar Karoo (now MonaLiza), Valletta, Malta – June/July 2004;
“This is Really Happening” – Scaremongering Art Collective – University of Malta, Tal-Qroqq, Malta – December 2003.