Emilio Gil is a Graphic Designer and founder of Tau Diseño. A studio representing over 3 decades of graphic design and corporate identity, Tau is considered a pioneer within the Spanish design and communications sector.
Educated in the New York School of Visual Arts under Milton Glaser, James McMullan and Ed Benguiat, Emilio also studied exhibition curation at Central Saint Martins (London). Among awards received are a gold Laus in 1995 for editorial design, British Donside award, and ‘certificate of excellence’ from the Type Directors Club, New York in 1995.
Teaching titles include Professor of the Master in Edition at the Santillana Formación and the University of Salamanca and collaborating teacher at the Carlos III and European Universities of Madrid. Director of various summer study programmes for the Universidad Complutense at their main campus in El Escorial (Madrid).
Past curated exhibitions include ‘Signos del siglo. 100 años de Diseño Gráfico en España’ (‘Signs of the century. 100 years of graphic design in Spain’) in the Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid) ‘¿Dissenyes o Diseñas?’ (Madrid, Berlin, Sofia), ‘24×365. Diseño Gráfico para la Comunicación pública’ (Madrid Fine Arts Circle. 2008) and ‘Grafistas. Diseño gráfico en España 1939-1975’ (National Museum for the Decorative Arts, Madrid 2011).
Author of the book ‘Pioneros del Diseño Gráfico en España’ (Index Book, 2007. USA edition Mark Batty Publisher, distributed in Europe by Thames&Hudson) and co-author of the book ‘Lo bello de las cosas’ (Gustavo Gili. 2007).
President since June 2009 of the AEPD, the Association of Spanish Design Professionals.