Gabriela Sánchez y Sánchez de la Barquera is a Mexican-Dutch designer.

She was born and raised in Mexico City and is a graduate from The Design Academy Eindhoven, city where she lives since 2005. GSYSB creates storytelling through textiles and drawings. She has built an equilibrium between colourful patterns and intriguing dark illustrations; a balance between sensitive stories and confronting statements. 
GSYSB gives lectures and workshops across the globe. Her speciality is identity, branding, handwriting and communication. 

Gabriela Sánchez y Sánchez de la Barquera is in-house Senior Print Designer at Vlisco and she is the Head of Vlisco&co.

Vlisco&co creates a network of young and experimental creative talent across Africa which connects to research, listen, debate, define and demonstrate the interpretation of African culture in modern life and how that interpretation will be expressed in printed fabric.
Vlisco&co has reached Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Ivory Coast and Congo.



2008. NEID. The University of Art and Design. Helsinki. Finland.
2008. NII. DAE Galleries. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
2009. GRIEF. DAE Galleries. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
2009. GREIF. DAE, DDW2009. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
2010. SUPERORGANISM. Nova Gallery, DDW2010. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
2011. ARNHEM FASHION BIENNALE. Coco-mat. Arnhem, The Netherlands.
2013. SPIROU ROBBEDOES. Seed Factory. Brussels, Belgium.
2014. MAD Museum. NY, USA.
2014. FORTUNA Seed Factory. Brussels, Belgium.
2015. PEN IS ART Seed Factory. Brussels, Belgium.
2016. September. COFFEE Reykjavik, Iceland. Roasters. Reykjavik, Iceland.
2016. December. COFFEE. Paris, France.
2017. February. COFFEE. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
2017. March. COFFEE. Paris, France. 


2014. CREATIVE INDUSTRIES TALK. Creative Identity. Mexican Embassy, The Netherlands.
2016. April. Creator and mentor of the course on CREATIVE IDENTITY at Digital Culture Center, Mexico City. 
2016. June. Creator and mentor of the course on Creative Identity at TagCDMX festival, Mexico City. 
2016. September. Lecture at Iceland Academy of the Arts on Identity in Creativity
2017. February. Lecture at UNAM. Mexico. 
2017. February. Workshop at UNAM. Mexico.
2017. March. Roundtable at Iceland Academy of the Arts. Iceland.
2017. March. Workshop at Reykjavik School of Visual Arts. Iceland.
2017. April. Lecture at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. The Netherlands
2017. May-June. Workshop at DAE X Vlisco. The Netherlands. 
2017. September. Lecture at Tbilisi Photo Festival. Georgia. 
2017. December. Workshop at Elisava. Spain. 
2018. June. Portfolio day. The Hague University of Applied Sciences. The Netherlands
2018. December. Lecture on Vlisco&co. Centre of Heritage, Arts and Textile. Hong Kong.
2018. December. Participation at African Crossroads. Morocco.


Printed publications

2006. GERRERO, César. OPCIÓN Magazine, number 139 (October 2006), pp. 78-91. Mexico.
2007. Cuaderno Salmón, number 4 (spring 2007). Mexico.
2009. Songs and stories, inspiration for new European identities. The Netherlands. Publisher: Design Academy Eindhoven, the Estonian Academy of Arts Tallin and the University of Art and Design Helsinki. 2009, pp. 52, 53, 90, 91.
2009. Design Academy Eindhoven Catalogue. Design Academy Eindhoven, pp. 199. October 2009. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
2009. Textile View Magazine. Issue 88, winter 2009. p. 264
2010. TEXTIEL PLUS. Number 212, summer 2010. p.40, The Netherlands.
2012. Jewelry II: Jewelry Artists in the World and Japan (ART BOX Mook Series vol. 17), [ISBN] 978-4-87298-874-1, Ed. Akiyoshi Kizuka, ART BOX International INC. January, 2012, 136 pp. Japan.
2012. La Tempestad, No. 85, El D.F sobre los hombros, p.66, Mexico.
2012. Jewel Book, International annual of contemporary jewel art, [ISBN] 978-90-5856-395-8, Ed. Stichting Kunstboek. 434, 435, 436, 437 pp, 2012, Belgium.
2013. Periódico Reforma. 6th, April.
2013. Spirou Robbedoes. Seed Factory. Brussels, Belgium.
2014. Fortuna. Seed Factory. Brussels, Belgium.
2015. Pen is Art. Seed Factory. Brussels, Belgium.
2015. El mundo en las manos. Mexicanos en el Extranjero. Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, México. 
2015. Papel picado. Reforma newspaper, Mexico. 
2015. Papel picado, Independence Day, Mexico.
2016. GSYSB. La Tempestad, Mayo 2016. México
2016. Reforma. México en seda. México, 25th June, 2016.
2016. Revista Vocero. August.
2016. Luces de Libertad exhibition catalogue. Diez Company, Astro lighting, Pro Mujeres Cautivas, October.
2016. Dec-Jan, Caffeine Magazine, issue 24, UK. 

Online publications