Resume | Chiqui Esteban, in english


José María ‘Chiqui‘ Esteban Gallego

Cádiz (Spain), Sept. 26, 1980


- More than 40 international visual journalism awards, including Malofiej (the most important information graphics international competition), SND, European Newspapers Awards or ÑH (Regional SND competition, Spain+Portugal).

- I’ve worked at local, regional, national and international media as intern, producer, coordinator, department director and consultant, for print, online and tablet platforms.

- Speaker at several international summits: Malofiej Infographics International Summit (Pamplona), European Newspapers Congress (Vienna), Tablet Summit & Media Minds (Oxford), Information Design International Summit (Caracas), CAP&Design Summit (Stockholm), Sports Journalism Summit (Paris), and many others.


New Narratives Director at
Spanish national general information website, top 5 in Spain in jut two years of life, leading just-online media in Spain.
My responsability is to find innovative solutions with digital narratives, creating original formats using infographics, video, text and all the possibilities of the online language.
Jan. 2009 - Present

Digital Narratives consultant at Innovation Media Consulting
International media consulting company, established in London
My work with Innovation includes projects for print, online and tablets for Paris Match, Eurosport, International Herald Tribune, i jornal, Correio, Le Monde, Corriere della Sera, Gazetta dello Sport, Eleftheros Typos, Le Monde, L’Equipe… Focusing mainly on designing interactivity for app concepts in the last two years.
May 2007 - Present

Interactive Graphics freelancer
Cerating and developing visual content for several media including Univision, CNN en Español, L’Equipe, Andalusian Regional Government webs…

Teacher of Data Mining Visualization at ABC postgraduate journalism master
ABC is one of the ‘big three’ newspapers in Spain, with more than 100 years of history
May 2010 - Present

Coordinator of infographics at Publico
Spanish national general information newspaper.
One of the references in design and infographics in the world, been internationally awarded since it creations year by year.
Aug. 2007 - Jan. 2009

Head of Infographics Department at Diario de Cádiz, Diario de Jerez and Europa Sur

Group of spanish local newspapers based in Andalusia (south Spain).
I was responsible of the infographics in the province of Cadiz, the core of the business of the company.
Oct. 2004 - Aug. 2007

Visual journalist at La Voz de Galicia
Spanish regional newspaper. I did my last internship at the end of my university career at the infographics department and stayed hired.
Jul. 2002 - Oct. 2004


Bachelor’s Degree, Audiovisual Communication
University of Navarre (Spain, 1998-2002), honor marks in infographics and laws.

Part of the organization staff of Malofiej Awards, Show Don’t Tell! and International Infographics Summit (SND) while studying at the University (1999-2002)
The Malofiej Awards are the most important prizes of the infographics world. The International Infographics Summit is also the yearly reference in visual journalism.

Intern at the Journalism projects department at the University of Navarre (2000-2002)
Helping as teacher in the Newspaper design lessons and other tasks with professors Javier Errea, María Moya, Jesús Zorrilla and Toni Piqué.


Expert level

Illustrator, Phoptoshop, InDesign, Flash (ActionScript 3.0), Cinema 4D, Google Fusion Tables, Google Refine, XML
Intermediate level
Poser, Soundbooth, HTML, CSS and JQuery.
Basic level
Javascript (studying at the moment), ArcGis, AfterEffects


Spanish (native speaker), english (very high level), italian (intermediate level), portuguese (intermediate level) and german (basic level).


Judge (president of the Jury) at the 19th edition of the Malofiej Awards

Experience creating interactive pieces for iPad, using HTML5 and Javascript.

Some summits where I’ve assisted as speaker:

- Speaker and president of the jury at the 19th edition of the Malofiej Awards (Pamplona, Spain - 2011)

- 1st Congreso iRedes, summit about social networks and media (Burgos, Spain - 2011)

10 en Comunicaciò (Barcelona, Spain - 2011)


- Sports journalism summit, organized by WAN-IFRA (Paris, France - 2011)

- Information Design Summit (Caracas, Venezuela - 2010)

- Digital Journalism Summit (Huesca, Spain - 2010)

- European Newspaper Congress (Vienna, Austria - 2010)

- Conferences about Journalism and Tablets, organized by INMA (Oxford, United Kingdom, 2010)

- World Summit of Information Design (Córdoba, Spain- 2009)

- Visual Journalism Summit (Salamanca, Spain - 2008)

- CAP&Design Summit (Stockholm, Sweden - 2008)