Data & Design
Graphic Elisava 2020

Lots of things tend to happen during a graphic.elisava master’s program. Mountains of research. Maybe one or two existential crises. Designing so much that you have nightmares about mismatched hex codes.

In some weird twist of fate, this year’s biggest ‘thing’ ended up being a global pandemic. We were forced to embrace digitalism over presentialism, do more with less, and channel disillusionment into positivity. In school, the lesson comes before the test, but life often takes the opposite approach. We think we’re better for it.


For this year’s degree show we decided to continue the digitalist lifestyle that we’ve come to know. Pills replace name tags, thumbnails replace handshakes, and ingenuity replaces normality in order to illustrate how we view topics like “design ethics”, “comfort”, “manifestos”, and “freedom”.


This is graphic.elisava’s digital Degree Show. Find out more about the program at


Many thanks to this year’s students in the Graphic Design and the Editorial Design master’s degrees. The 2020 graphic.elisava Degree Show – both the platform and the campaign that precedes it – wouldn’t have been possible without the indefatigable work of a group of design students making time for it in the middle of their end-of-year presentations.

On the typeface

Thanks to Non Foundry for letting us use their Non®Natural Grotesk throughout the website and campaign of this digital Degree Show.

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Jordi Farreras

I have lived in Barcelona for almost 10 years. During this time, I have studied Economics, Design, done an Erasmus in Zurich, and now I've just finished the Master in Data and Design. While I was studying, I have worked in a law office, a start-up related to finance, a Digital Consultancy firm, a well-known design based in data studio, and a cool studio of graphic and motion design. Now I am freelancing and after the summer I'll start my studio. Wish me luck.

///// Things I like: trash-food, mindfulness, amusement parks, curious facts, and history.

///// Things I love: Data and design, interaction design, learning about technology.

///// My secret passions and dreams: Illustration, types, and books.

///// Things I hate: hypocrisy, world pandemics, unfairness, and allowing the banks to use biometric data.

For more information... just contact me and let's have a horchata together.




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