Rodrigo Sánchez is Art Director of the Magazines Division of Unidad Editorial (Spain).
A journalist and a newspaper graphic designer, Rodrigo is, above all, the former. He has always thought that journalism is the essential foundation upon which Mass Media can transmit reality and that art & design are an accessory capable of creating an attractive and unique reality. His work is the masterful convergence of both disciplines: journalism and art.
With a journalist degree by the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Rodrigo is born, lives, dreams and works in Madrid, his hometown Metrópoli from which the inspiration surges.
Prior to his arrival to El Mundo newspaper, Rodrigo worked for other national spanish newspapers. He began his career as a graphic designer for the Madrid's ABC newspaper, from there he moved to the financial newspaper Cinco Días, and later to the weekly magazine Cambio 16; he later worked for the financial magazine Mercado (all of them in Madrid, Spain). But it wasn't until his arrival to the now defunct newspaper El Sol in 1990 that he unleashed his creativity under the guiding hand of those he considers his mentors: Eduardo Danilo and Roger Black. In 1992, he was contracted by El Mundo, where he worked and developed at the side of his admired Carmelo Caderot. El Mundo is currently one of Spain's leading newspapers and the World's leading e-news website in Spanish language.
This is the moment of Rodrigo Sánchez's true professional evolution that, as the years go by, will drive him to international acclaim and widespread recognition. As a result, the Metrópoli covers have been defined as one of the 25 Influential Moments in News Design. Furthermore, Rodrigo is the only graphic designer in the World to have been awarded two years running the SND's Best of Show award (Society of News Design), considered the design world's equivalent of the Pulitzer.
To this we must mention other prizes and awards to his work in different SND, SPD (Society of Publication Designers) and TDC (Type Directors Club) publications.