NEW WORK - Elephant Energy Annual Report 2016

A few months ago I had the pleasure to work with the team at Elephant Energy an NGO based in Denver, Colorado. Elephant Energy is a renewable energy pioneer that operates primarily in the African country of Namibia.

We worked together designing their 2016 Annual Report. We decided to work only with the corporate colors and incorporate some photos of the projects they have been working on. The main goal for me was creating something fun and that transmits positivity when you look at it. I was really happy with the result. Thanks Elephant Energy for choosing me for this job! 

Now take a look to part of the work we did together. You can also read the complete report at Issuu

Are you working on a publication right now? Let me know if you need help with your project. In the meantime, check some of my past work at the Editorial section.

Fresh finds ⨳ recommended playlist ⨳


I'm always in search of good music to listen while working. Sometimes I create my own playlists and other times I listen to my friends playlists or the ones Spotify recommends you.

This week my recommended playlist was created by Spotify and it is called "La Siesta" ("The Nap"). I love to listen it while designing a publication or something that requieres my full concentration. It is a perfect mix of mellow songs! You can listen directly in Spotify, right here. Or you can stream below if you’d like.

Creating blog posts images

During the last few months of 2016 I collaborated with the Social Protection and Health division at the Inter-American Development Bank designing images for their blogs "First Steps" and "Gente Saludable".
Here are some examples of the work we did together... 

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A couple of important things to consider when designing or selecting an image to go along with a blog post are:

  • Know your theme to be sure you are showing an adequate image.
  • If you are not sure about how appealing your photo is include some information in your image, like percentages or data (infographics are always a good tool).
  • Finally, take risks. Your readers are going to be more attracted to your post if your image is appealing to them or controversial.

Adios 2016!

2016 was a year full of interesting projects for me and the studio. I was happy to design many publications, infographics, animations and events for my clients. Some of which I still need to upload to the site.

Back in January, I worked together with the Pan American Health Organization - World Health Organization to develop a series of infographics about alcohol consumption. Infographics are one of my favorite things to design and these particular ones were definitely a challenge. I was also honored to work for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) vice-president to create some social media graphics for her.  

Later, with the Water and Sanitation Initiative we created a social media campaign that consisted of animated GIFs that were well received by their followers. Some new clients were added to my client list such as Laser Technologies, Duco Experts and O'Keefe Communications among others.

Back in June, with the FONTAGRO initiative (IDB) we presented the Annual Report 2014-2015. A great way of showing how much work is involved in that initiative. We also designed for the second year in a row the OII and Sanctions System Annual Report cover design, also member of the IDB. 

One event that involved a large amount of work was "Jobs in Uncertain Times" a great event put on by the team of Labor Markets at the IDB and celebrated in different countries of LAC. I had the pleasure of creating all the communication products needed. With a World Bank team I worked to create a fun slideshow presentation and several infographics for the event "Big Data for Labor Market Policy 2.0 in India".  The event was a big success and we will have more work coming in 2017 with the World Bank.

During the last few months of the year I collaborated with the Social Protection and Health division at the Inter-American Development bank (IDB) as a part time designer while the in-house designer was on a contract break. I collaborated with the communication team providing them with graphics for their sites, blogs and social media and doing the necessaries updates on the division site. 

What comes next?

2017 is going to start with some fun animation projects. I should be sharing with you the results by the first months of the year. Also, a new website and studio identity is on the horizon so stay alert :)  

Finally, I wanted to say thank you to all my wonderful clients, specially the ones at the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank. I hope I can continue collaborating on your projects during the new year to come. Happy New Year 2017!

October update

The last few weeks it have been all about producing materials for several events. From posters to agenda design, invitations, banners and slideshow presentations. It has been busy. I will update the site as soon as I can with some of these products.

Here there are a couple of photos that my great clients shared with me. I do not always have the chance to see how things actually look printed so it was very nice receiving these photos. Thank you all!

Photo Credit: The World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank

Photo Credit: The World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank

Favorites Podcasts

Hi there! Here are some of the current podcast on rotation at the office. Let me know if you have any podcast to recommend! Enjoy these great episodes!

New Work - Medium Term Plan

One of our most recent works at Souvenirme Studio was to developed this publication for FONTAGRO sector at the Inter-American Development Bank. The publication consisted in 40 pages and was published in English and Spanish.

FONTAGRO is a unique regional cooperation mecha- nism to promote agricultural research and innova- tion among its members. It includes fifteen countries that have contributed a capital of some $100 million. FONTAGRO is sponsored by the Inter-American De- velopment Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), and it operates through a Technical Administrative Sec- retariat (TAS) based at IDB headquarters in Washington, D.C.  

New Work - Infographics for the Pan American Health Organization

The Pan American Health Organization/WHO based in Washington D.C., reached out to the Studio to design an infographic about "Alcohol and Injuries" in different countries of South and Central America. The infographic consisted on a template that we adapted for the following countries: Argentina, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Dominican Republic. In the different infographics the audience can see how important alcohol is as a factor in people having accidents. Below are a couple of images as an example.

cheers for new beginnings!


With winter comes those days that allow us to slow down and focus on the duties we leave behind during warm days. Only to have drinks with the loved ones and friends.

Finally Souvenirme received the Spa treatment that it deserved. Starting 2016 with a new more organized look with better visualization that allow you to enjoy the site on any of your devices.

I hope you like and don't forget to share it ;)

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
Charles Dickens