"There is something dark and slightly disturbing in Tavo's art, yet it's very sensitive and inviting, almost enchanting. I love the way he masters ink and pen, shaping dots and lines into impossible creepy creatures, or frozen and untouchable women. For me Tavo's style is a fresh and interesting take on old-school medical illustrations, tattoos and amazing Mexican art. His line is very clean and intelligent, the compositions and subjects just draw you in and make you think. "
Rotem Nahlieli, Creative 
Director Kazoo Creative, London, UK.

My name is Tavo Montañez.  I work and live  in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

I am an illustrator working mostly for clients in Editorial, but also Publishing, Media and Advertising.

My process usually involves drawing with pencil or ink on paper and digital coloring.

My personal life is fulfilled by his wife Libertad and his daughter Elisa, family, friends, sports, dogs, cinema and music.

Publications and recognitions

150 ilustradores mexicanos de NFGraphics
Converse Music
Yuxtapoz Magazine
Viceversa Mag
Nice Fucking Graphics
Proyecto Postal
Design Blog
Cool Hunter MX
"Puro Machin" Colectiva de Ilustración Mexicana
Spacio Diseño
Creative Break Mafia
Skull Appreciation Society
Menos30 (Vértigo Galería)
Cartel Urbano
Worked with

Rolling Stone
Kazoo Creative
LEAD Advertising
Teft Design
Cadena + Asoc.
Viceversa Mag
Tierra Adentro
Revista Picnic
Grupo Expansion