Adonis Durado is a Cebuano poet, illustrator, and graphic designer. He was born on August 25, 1975 in Cebu City, Philippines. He is a fine arts graduate from the University of San Carlos, Philippines.
He has published three books of Cebuano poetry, Dili Tanang Matagak Mahagbong (2008), Minugbo Alang sa Mugbo og Kalipay (2009), and Lisay sa Bugan (2016). In 1999, Durado was the recipient of the Emmanuel Lacaba Prize for Cebuano poetry awarded by the |National Commission for Culture and the Arts. He was also awarded the Outstanding Young Cebuano Writer by the Faigao Foundation and Cebuano Studies Center in 2002 and Writer of the Year Award by BATHALAD literary group in 2012.
As designer and art director, Durado's work has won international honors from the Society for News Design, the Society of Publication Designers, the Society of Illustrators, the Type Director's Club, the Malofiej Infographics Awards, Communication Arts Magazine, Creative Quarterly Journal, and HOW Design Magazine. Durado helped launch and redesigned more than a dozen magazine and newspaper titles in the Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and had served as speaker to design conferences in the United States, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and the Philippines. His works are featured and cited in the books and periodicals, including The Newspaper Designer's Handbook (7th Edition / McGraw-Hill) by Tim Harrower and Julie Elman, All About Mags (Sendpoints Publishing), Creative Anarchy: How to Break the Rules of Graphic Design for Creative Success (How Books) by Denise Bosler.
- "Dili Tanang Matagak Mahagbong". Cebuano Studies Center. University of San Carlos.
- "Minugbo Alang sa Mugbo og Kalipay". Cebuano Studies Center. University of San Carlos.
- Nadela Jr., V. E. Carmelo (June 14, 2007). "Speaking in Tongues". Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism.
- Dorsey, Steve. "Third Gold medal: Times of Oman news design page". Society for News Design. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
- "SPD49 Gold & Silver Medal winners" (PDF).
- "TDC Communication Design Winners 2014".
- "M22 Awards List".
- "CQ34 Winners".
- Kuhn, Jessica. "Graphic Design Inspiration: 46 International Design Projects With Gusto". Retrieved September 11, 2014.
- "Social conferences directory". lanyard.com.
- "The Newspaper Designer's Handbook". McGraw-Hill.
- "All About Mags". Sendpoints Publishing.
- "Creative Anarchy: How to Break the Rules of Graphic Design for Creative Success". How Books.