Anversal is a newspaper and editorial design firm based in Barcelona. We focus on our clients' needs, especially those looking for a change: we analyse and suggest new contents, design or production methods –including libraries, model pages or a style book. We also offer project implementation and training of art departments.
We are a team of designers and journalists with more than fifteen years of international experience in newspapers, magazines and editorial design. Anversal offers solutions to any kind of communication projects, targeting customers who are looking for a quality and tailored service, regardless of their size.
Olga Lamas (Barcelona, 1971) has been working in newspaper design for more than 15 years in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, El Salvador, Portugal, France, Italy, Estonia, Croatia and Spain. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), she was trained as a graphic designer in La Vanguardia, in the French weeklies Le Nouvel Economiste and L'Express, and in the renowned studio of Milton Glaser in New York. Between 1998 and 2008 she worked as a designer in Cases i Associats.
Olga alternates her professional activity with teaching Journalism at Pompeu Fabra University, where she also runs a Master in Newspaper Design, and at Elisava School of Design. She has also contributed as a judge for the SND in 2002 and 2011.
Víctor Gil (Sabadell, 1975) graduated from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and began his career working for the Graphic Design department at La Vanguardia, Barcelona. After spending a year in Mexico with a scholarship at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, he joined Barcelona-based studio Cases i Associats in 1999. In ten years, he was involved in more than 30 projects in nearly 20 countries with different know-hows.
Between 2005 and 2006 he worked in London as art director for The Independent on Sunday, occupying the same position in 2008 for Romanian daily Adevărul, where he also took responsibility for training the art department. Currently, he also teaches Journalism at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.