I am Nacho Diaz, a Spanish artist, and illustrator.
I was born in Cádiz, Spain and my career began during my university days. I was studying to be a nurse, but in that period of time I always found myself drawing on the manuals (rather than reading them) so I decided it was time to drop the curse (just before I finished the third year) and really follow my passion. Art has always played a crucial role in my life since I was a child I always dreamed of becoming a professional illustrator, so I took my chance and here we go!
Naolito was founded in 2009, at first it was just a place where he shared fun and cute pop culture designs and by doing this he gained popularity, especially on social media.
Over time, I gained 100,000 followers on Instagram in 2017 and they continued to grow to this day with more than 600K followers and 40,000 likes per post Naolito IG
These numbers showed me the impact that illustrations can have on people and their potential. Thanks to my followers, I have had the opportunity to spread my voice and collaborate with different online magazines, blogs, or companies such as Bored Panda or YOROKOBU.
The relationship with my fans is very close, I talk to them whenever I can through my posts or stories, answering their questions and giving them advice. On the other hand, they are very active when it comes to sharing their suggestions and support with me. I love having daily confrontations with them and when I need it, they always have a great movie to suggest to me.
From 2017 to 2020, I have opened my online store, I have opened some physical stores in Barcelona -the pandemic forced me to close them- and I have created the 'Naolitoons' project.
Naolitoons it's a new part of Naolito, which allows me to create new animation stuff... Nowadays, I spend most of my time developing 2d and 3d animation projects... It's a dream come true!
Thank you very much for all the support you give me every day.