Sara Mengual Aragones, Designer in Barcelona, Spain
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Sara Mengual Aragones

Verified Expert  in Design


Barcelona, Spain
Toptal Member Since
August 1, 2022

Sara is an illustrator, artist, and 2D animator from Barcelona. For the past six years, she has focused on illustration as a freelancer, working with many international clients and applying her art for digital, print, and commercial purposes. Sara loves bringing her character designs to life through different personalities and expressions. Nature serves as a comprehensive source of inspiration for her work, where she is constantly developing new compositions with strong and vibrant colors.


Work Experience

Digital Illustrator and Visual Designer

2021 - PRESENT
The Little Labs
  • Created character designs and background designs for an experimental inside short film called The Daffodils.
  • Participated in almost every shot and designed some of the backgrounds and decoration elements based on the storyboard provided for the Flex Alert Campaign.
  • Gave personality to existing characters through facial expressions, posture, and gestures.
  • Helped in the vector art development of many shots and scenes for animation using Adobe Illustrator.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Ad Campaigns, Adult Education, Advertising Design, Adobe Illustrator, Background Design, Visual Design, Illustration, Character Design, Character Illustration, 2D, Concept Art, Vector Art, Vector Design, Pixel Art, Pixel, Storyboarding, Storytelling, Visual Storytelling, Conceptual Design, Concept Development, Web Illustration, After Effects CC, Vectors, Vector Images, Digital Painting, Digital Art, Artwork, Graphic Design, Iconography

Digital Illustrator and Visual Designer

2016 - PRESENT
  • Worked with international animation studios creating multiple vector illustrations for animated GIFs, animated videos, and short films.
  • Planned over 100 illustrations representing the visual style of a child care pregnancy brand and their social media.
  • Illustrated for new brands and their social media.
  • Designed and created full illustrated backgrounds and character designs for short films.
  • Animated a frame-by-frame short film creating and designing the environments and characters.
  • Created a personalized children's book based on real people as the main characters.
Technologies: Procreate, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Figma, Frame by Frame Animation, Icon Design, Digital Coloring, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Illustration, Character Illustration, Graphic Design, Project Design, Vector Art, Animated GIFs, Online Platform, Color Concepts, Digital Storyboards, After Effects CC, Animation, Motion Design, Motion & Animation Design, Vectors, Vector Images, Digital Painting, Digital Art, Artwork, Video Editing, Videos, Premiere Pro CC, Infographics, 2D Graphics, Presentations, Pitch Decks, Pitch Presentations, Logo Design, Print Design, Children's Books, Printing Materials, Video & Audio Processing, Branding, Iconography


2023 - 2023
Upstream Business Solutions AB DBA Membrain
  • Translated concepts from the client into successful images and illustrations.
  • Created a refreshing, modern, and unique style for Membrain's brand.
  • Contributed through illustrations for a more human and warm style to get closer to final clients.
  • Fulfilled my client's needs, understanding exactly what they were lacking at each moment.
Technologies: Illustration, Animation, Motion Graphics, Web Illustration, UI Animation

Graphic Designer

2022 - 2023
Stratus Media Inc.
  • Designed a personalized book layout from scratch that included multiple and flexible designs, working with Adobe In Design.
  • Created personalized digital vector illustrations for the book, creating a unique style for characters and backgrounds.
  • Defined a color palette used throughout the book and created unity and harmony in the entire design.
  • Recreated some existing famous paintings, monuments, and sceneries with the illustration style I created so they are unique and still recognizable.
  • Collaborated with the client through every step of the process, developing an extremely efficient communication system.
Technologies: Visual Design, Illustration, Presentation Design, Layout, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Digital Illustration, Vector Illustration, Character Illustration, Graphic Design, Branding


2022 - 2022
Talkiatry Management Services, LLC
  • Developed an illustration library for the new Talkiatry brand.
  • Created a set of multiple vector art illustrations for Talkiatry's website, which was compatible with other supports.
  • Worked on the creative process of translating complex concepts into minimal and approachable illustrations.
Technologies: Illustration, Visual Design, Branding, Vector Art, Icon Design, Digital Painting, Digital Art, Artwork, Iconography

Digital Illustrator and Visual Designer

2018 - 2021
  • Created more than 100 personalized illustrations and character designs for the website remake as the illustrator in charge of this project.
  • Designed more than 50 illustrated infographics to provide two guides.
  • Illustrated a minimum of seven images a month for a year that was later published on the blog section page.
  • Increased the number of visits by more than 100% after the platform was relaunched.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Procreate, Pixel Art, Digital Art, Digital Coloring, Illustration, Concept Art, Visual Design, After Effects CC, Digital Painting, Artwork, Infographics, 2D Graphics, Marketing Design


2014 - 2016
  • Designed social media content for big clients to help them communicate about their products.
  • Created newsletter content and design systems to improve time dedication and productivity.
  • Participated in web design for many clients alongside senior designers, learning about methodologies and techniques.
Technologies: Sketch, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Mailchimp, Digital Coloring, Illustration, Graphic Design, Vector Art, Advertising Design, Online Platform, Color Concepts, Icon Design, Digital Painting, Artwork, Print Design
2016 - 2018

Master's Degree in Character Animation

University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins - London, UK

2010 - 2014

College Degree in Audiovisual Design

BAU, College of Arts & Design Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain


Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Procreate, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, Adobe After Effects, Sketch, After Effects CC, Adobe InDesign, Premiere Pro CC, Mailchimp


Illustration, Character Illustration, Character Design, Vector Art, Children's Illustration, Children's Books, Visual Art, Visual Design, Vector Illustration, Concept Art, Background Design, Creative Design, Cartoon Illustration, Portrait Illustration, Web Illustration, Digital Illustration, Food Illustration, Pixel-art Illustration, Pixel Art, Women, Color Concepts, Digital Coloring, Icon Design, Digital Art, Vector Design, Pixel, Conceptual Design, Digital Painting, Artwork, Art, Printing Materials, Frame by Frame Animation, Character Animation, Graphic Design, Audiovisual Design, Project Design, Advertising Design, Social Media, Ad Campaigns, Campaign Design, Short Films, 2D Animation, Social Media Campaigns, LinkedIn Marketing, Medical Illustration, Online Platform, Information & Communications Technology (ICT), Technical Illustration, 2D, Visual Storytelling, Concept Development, Animation, Motion Design, Motion & Animation Design, Vectors, Vector Images, Video Editing, Videos, Infographics, 2D Graphics, Presentations, Pitch Decks, Pitch Presentations, Logo Design, Marketing Design, Print Design, Video & Audio Processing, Iconography, Motion Graphics, Web Marketing, Storyboarding, Branding, Gaming, Educational Games, Nutrition & Supplements, Childcare, TV, Green Energy, Animated GIFs, Technology Trends, Quantum Computing, Product Branding, Websites, Toys & Children's Products, Books, Adult Education, Web Platforms, Digital Storyboards, Storytelling, Journey Mapping, Customer Journeys, IT, UI Animation, Presentation Design, Layout, Ebook Design, Book Design & Illustration

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