A little bit about me

Hi there!

My name is Chantal Tello and I’m an artist from Spain.  I recently graduated from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, with a Fine Arts degree.


Even though I was born and raised in Spain, I received my elementary, primary and secondary education in the Lycée Français de Valence which, along with the fact I speak French at home, has made me completely bilingual. Moreover, since I’ve always been interested in languages, I speak fluent English (C2 diploma) and intermediate Korean too.
Between January and December 2021 I participated in an exchange student program at the Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea where I had the opportunity to learn traditional oriental painting techniques as well as training in various fields of graphic and typographic design, window displays for luxury stores, and conceptual art.
I was sure I wanted to go into the visual arts field since a very young age, but that didn’t discourage me from taking interest in a variety of other things, from philosophy to literature to greek mythology to fashion… And I believe the knowledge I acquired thanks to my curiosity has in some way affected and enriched my work.


I am currently focussing my efforts on entering the professional market, looking for opportunities both as a salary and freelance worker in various fields, but especially as an Illustrator or Designer.

My experience

Editorial Design
Freelance, Jan 2019 – Nov 2022 (not continuously, various projects)

Author and illustrator
Dec 2021 – Jul 2022 

Writer, illustrator and editorial designer of the book “Annyeong Korea! – an illustrated travel diary”

Translation and proof-reading
2016 – now

English translation and proof-reading of every text in the www.ateltrainer.com website
English translation of the books 3 and 4 of the AtelTrainer Method (2016/2019).

Narrator
2020 – 2022

Narrator in Spanish and English for AtelTrainer’s Author’s Notes, available on their website and YouTube channel

Education

Fine Arts Degree – Polytechnic University of Valencia
Sep 2018 – Jul 2022
Cumulative Grade Point Average: 8.6/10


Academic Exchange – Sungkyungkwan University (South Korea)
Jan 2021 – Dec 2021
Cumulative Grade Point Average: 99.1/100
11 courses in both English and Korean


Secondary education in Liberal Arts in the French Lycée of Valencia
Sep 2015 – Jun 2018
Graduated with Honors

Recognition

100 best graduates of UPV (2022)
Selected in “Quédate 6” as one of the 100 best graduates of the Polytechnic University of Valencia across 3 graduating classes.

Academic excellence (2018)
Diploma to academic excellence awarded by the French Ambassador in Spain, Mr. Yves-Saint Geours.

Skills

Illustration
Graphic Design
Editorial Design
Painting
Screen-print
Fashion Design
Branding and identity
Logo Design
Concept art
Photography

Chantal painting in the studio