Jordi Labanda was born in Mercedes, Uruguay and has lived in Barcelona since the age of three. He studied industrial design and began to work as a commercial illustrator in 1993.
In 1995 he began to work widely with the international press, his work appearing in the The New York Times, Visionaries, Wallpaper*, Tatler, W and US Vogue. His corporate clients include Louis Vuitton, Knoll and American Express. He has exhibited in the, now closed, Parisian concept store Collette, has his own stationary range and has produced an eponymous sunglasses collection. He also contributes to La Vanguardia for the last twenty years and Vogue Nippon for the last ten years.
He is Spain's most celebrated illustrator.