About

Houda Bakkali is an international visual artist & creative director based in Barcelona, Spain. Her colorful artwork has been exhibited in Paris, Madrid, Cannes, Lorca, Biarritz or Barcelona, among other cities…, and her techniques and creative process have been recognized by different institutions and international magazines. 

Houda is expert in digital & visual communication and online marketing, with more than ten years of experience.

During more than 10 years she has been contributed to the OEI and currently she works for different clients and international art projects as a freelance art director.

She has been internationally recognized with different awards, including the American Illustration 38, New York 2019, the Graphis Silver Award 2018 and Graphis Silver Award 2019 in New York, the New Talent Award of the International Festival World Artist, in Cannes 2018, etc.

Sweet and pop

Her first artwork dates back to 2008, when she published the series “Africa sweet and pop”, a personal, colorful, optimistic and full of hope tribute to her origins.

More about the artist

Houda grew up in the Lavapiés neighborhood, one of the most cosmopolitan and multicultural neighborhoods in Madrid (Spain), a place that the artist always associate with her passion and motivation for art. She has exhibited in Paris, Madrid, Cannes, Barcelona, Lorca, Biarritz…, and her work, techniques and creative process has been recognized by different institutions and international magazines. 

For more than ten years she has collaborated with IberDivulga (Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture). In this organization she developed a large work about health, sustainability and communication. Her project about heath and communication was recognized with the WIS certificate.

Houda Bakkali is one of the contributors of Viceversa Magazine, publication which covers various cultural topics by Latinx writers and artists in New York and she works as freelance art director for different clients and international projects.

International awards

HONORABLE MENTION | GRAPHIS GRAPHIC DESIGN ANNUAL 2020, NEW YORK

AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION ANNUAL 38 WINNER | NEW YORK 2019

SILVER AWARD WINNER | GRAPHIS POSTER ANNUAL 2020, NEW YORK

NEW TALENT AWARD | INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL ARTISTES DU MONDE 2018, CANNES

DISTINGUISHED ARTIST | ART ASCENT MAGAZINE | CANADA 2019

EXCELLENCE AWARD | CIRCLE FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS | LYON, FRANCE 2019

SILVER AWARD WINNER | GRAPHIS ADVERTISING ANNUAL 2019, NEW YORK

HONORABLE MENTION | GRAPHIS POSTER ANNUAL 2019, NEW YORK

HONORABLE MENTION | GRAPHIS POSTER ANNUAL 2019, NEW YORK

FINALIST | DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION 2018 | COMMUNICATION ARTS | CALIFORNIA 2018