Joaquín Urbina
Creative Mixed-Media Director
Visual Artist & Motion Designer.

Joaquín is an award-winning creative and mixed-media director based in Barcelona.

His craft work, focused on moving image, has been recognized by Stashmedia, SXSW, Laus Awards, Vimeo Staff Picks, Motionographer, Art of the Title and Ciclope among others. He collaborates with local and international brands, agencies, festivals, record labels, tv networks and film production companies.

Graduated in Graphic Design from the Visual Communication School PRO DISEÑO (Caracas, Venezuela) and with a wide background in editorial projects, Joaquín moved to Barcelona in 2001 where founded and directed (for more than 10 years) No-Domain, the awarded studio that brought a new organic voice to the motion graphics landscape of that time.

In 2013 received the Gràffica Award and started in 2016 his current studio DEDO CIEGO, together with art director Ana Gale, obtaining a golden LAUS prize for their first commisioned video work.
Joaquín also has been passionately involved in live music visuals for 20 years, a field that has constantly fed his visual explorations. His visual work dedicated to music has been showcased in festivals and cultural institutions such as Sonar, Unsound, Mapping, L.E.V., MiRA, Xcèntric, MUSAC, MIS São Paulo and CCCB among others. 

He plays electronic music, under the name Pola Tog.
LAUS Gold 2022 (audiovisual)
LAUS Bronze 2022 (audiovisual)
LAUS Gold 2021 (audiovisual)
LAUS Silver 2021 (audiovisual)
LAUS Silver 2020 (audiovisual)
LAUS Gold 2017 (audiovisual)
VIMEO STAFF PICK (2016, ’13, ’12)
SXSW finalist (2015 - title design)
SXSW finalist (2013 - title design)
CICLOPE finalist (2013, ’12 - audiovisual, title design)
LAUS gold (2008, ’05, ’04 - audiovisual, tv/film identity)
LAUS silver (2013, ’12, ’10, ’09 - audiovisual, title credits, animation, music video)
LAUS bronze (2013, ’11 - tv/film identity)
ADC*E nominee (2008 - audiovisual)

Booooooom, PromaxBDA, Stashmedia, Art of the Title, Xcéntric, The Creators Project, Gràffica, Fast Company, Motionographer, Onedotzero, The Curious Brain, Die Gestalten Verlag, Spain in Motion, Yorokobu, Triangulation, +81, PAGE, Motional

CLIENTS (brands, agencies, record labels)
Bankinter, RTVE, El País, Ara Malikian, Red Bull, Solvia, Gas Natural, Direct, BBVA, Generali, Movistar+, Yoigo, FXM Networks, Virgin Mobile, Heineken, J&B, Toyota, BCN Ajuntament, TV3 

LOLA MullenLowe, Sioux&Cyranos, USTED, Soon in Tokyo, *S,C,P,F…, Vasava, El Laboratorio, KesselsKramer, Contrapunto BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sonar Advanced Music, DDB Barcelona, Sra. Rushmore, CAP Bucarest, McCann BCN, Yslandia, Canada

Warner, Primavera Labels, Hivern, Dublab, Domestica, Naive, Ninja Tune, Tresor, Haunt, Disboot, Station55, Sleep Debt, True Gems


Joaquín has given workshops and lectures in design schools and festivals like Elisava, Idep, OFFF, MAD, TELMO, Blanc, Serifalaris, Broadcat, ADC*Tulsa, Gràffica, Get Set, C de C, Escuela de Arte de Granada, ESAD Caldas, Design Envy curator (AIGA).

He teaches music-oriented visual narratives, experimental animation and stop-motion at the ELISAVA MA in AV Creativity and Direction and MA in Creative Direction and Communication LABASAD MA in Motion Graphics and IDEP MA in Motion Design. ︎

+34 610009742

DEDO CIEGO Studio ︎

Director (Dedo Ciego ) Representation
Blackbox (Spain)
Brut /1stavemachine (USA)