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Art Director, Publisher and Graphic Designer

Barcelona, 1983. After obtaining his degree in graphic design in the Barcelona design school EINA, Omar began working in the graphic design industry and later formed a studio with Albert Folch. In Folch Studio, he developed graphic design projects and worked as an art director for national and international clients such as Camper, Museo Marco de Vigo, Musac, Sala Rekalde, Mango, Peres Projects, ICEX and Marset (to name a few). As well as these projects, Omar also developed editorial projects working with various magazines such as Metal, Kilimanjaro and Fanzine 137.

In 2008 together with his business partner Nacho Alegre, Omar founded the magazine Apartamento. Two years later he went on to win the prestigious Yellow Pencil Award and Apartamento was awarded the best complete magazine of 2010 by the Designers and Art Directors Association (UK).

After 2010 Omar left Folch Studio to live between Barcelona and Milan working for his own clients and also took charge of the art direction of the Corriere de la Sera design magazine, Casamica.

During Belgrade Design Week 2009, you enabled participants to meet with representatives from different countries, in professional, as well a sin social settings, which provided the opportunity for spontaneous interactions, where everyone was engaged in true cross-cultural dialogues. This allowed participants from different countries to become familiar with attitudes, ideas, and practices on the common topics of design.   We had received first hand accounts of current situation in creative fields and intellectual status of Belgrade Design Week, exchanged ideas and knowledge, mixed and mingled among each other. And the unique opportunity was given for all of us to establish professional relationships and develop lifelong friendships. We were eager to discover Belgrade and had a unique chance to enjoy the city! No doubt, it was our first, but not our last visit to Belgrade. All the best to Belgrade Design Week for the future to come! We are looking forward to be a part of your success