Jordi Labanda was born in Uruguay in 1968 and moved to Barcelona in Spain when he was 3 years old. He studied industrial design at the Massana School of Art and Design in Barcelona.
In 1994 he began his career as an illustrator in Spain, but then moved to New York. He illustrated for the New York Times and many magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Wallpaper, Allure, Elle, Visionaire and CosmoGirl.
Jordi's girls are sexy and sophisticated looking elegant and intelligent. They always look as if they have a strong sense of humour.
His corporate clients include Details, Abercrombie and Fitch, Neiman Marcus, Geffen Records, Pepsi, American Express and many others.
He has his own product line fully illustrated with his drawings and people cannot get enough of his notebooks, folders, address books, mouse pads, cd cases and handbags. One of his trash cans is shown on the left. His handbags are seen on the arms of women throughout the world, and have been featured in many magazines.