We are the perfect combination of a professional translator and a graphic designer with plenty of experience, and we want to bring your board games further!
Meeple Foundry is a project founded by Diana & Samuel and meant for editorials and authors to develop and publish their board games with professional solutions on what regards translation, design and graphic adaptation. We could tell you we are good and perfectly coordinated… but we’d rather show you games that we have worked on:
What we do
We can adapt our services towards the needs of your game, and it can be a unique service or a full design. Here are our recommendation on what regards the solutions we offer the most:
Take a Seat / Resist!
I think their strong point is the variety of design and art features they have. Meeple Foundry are capable of adapting to different styles without dropping the quality of work.
Albert (Monteys), Diana, and Samuel were able to take our rough concepts and turn them into something truly magical. The art is evocative and beautiful, while the graphic design is a perfect blend of functional and elegant. I couldn't be happier with the final look of the game.
Scarface 1920 / Smart 10
Working with Meeple Foundry is agile and comfortable. They get involved in the projects with great interest and passion, and they go further than purely translating. They research about the subject in order to have a rich final outcome.
Diana and Samu are great people and above all, professionals! The translation, proofreading and graphic design of our books couldn’t have been in better hands.
Damnnnnnnn, when i opened it the first page in itself blew my mind to bits, forgot these were my works at some point! lol... it's so well implemented! I can`t read latin but I understand a lot of the set up and the graphic designer really did justice to the pieces.. damnnn.. so good.. well done sir!
Lacrimosa / Take a Seat
I am very happy to have shared projects with Meeple Foundry. They are professional and have passion for board games, which deeply reflects on their work.
They really know how to integrate and adapt the graphic design to the necessities of a project, reaching final results with at a high standard.
Tea Party / 3 Reinos
Working with Meeple Foundry is always a pleasure. They are fast-moving, autonomous and deliver amazing results. They are definitely our first option.
Orchard / Black Sonata
Working with Diana & Samu is incredible. We love their freshness, closeness, professionalism, creativity and care to detail. It is an absolute blast working with them, as they are a synonym of things done well.
Diana and Samu were extremely easy to communicate with. They are both caring and passionate about board games, and above all did an amazing job.
Bitoku / Luna Capital
The team behind Meeple Foundry offers professional and versatile services. They have a proactive attitude, proposing ideas that enrich the overall board game projects they are working on.
Both Diana and Samu are efficient, proactive, and competent in their sector, but above all passionate about what they do. They are positive and encouraging, and they’ve provided concrete and optimal solutions. Working with them is a true pleasure.
MeepleFoundry was recommended to me buy my manufacturer (Panda) for translating OuiSi's guidebook from English to Spanish. I gave them very tight deadlines, and yet they delivered beautiful and thoughtful work on time and on budget. It's not a question of "if" I work with Meeple Fuondry again, but "when."
The Last Bottle of Rum
It was a pleasure to work with Meeple Foundry. They made constructive suggestions, worked thoroughly and paid attention to each detail. Communication with them was quick and very smooth. I'm really looking forward to work with them again for our upcoming project
You have been an absolute pleasure to work with! Thank you so much for all of your amazing work 🙂 We’ll definitely be in touch again in the future.
We were a little lost when it came to localization, so when we met Diana and Samu, it was extremely encouraging. They walked us through the process and did an incredible job of translation and design to match our original rulebook. Cannot recommend them highly enough.
Great communication, workflow, and result. As a small business, I'm especially grateful for the comfortable process and knowledge of the industry
On the Underground
Meeple Foundry were quick, efficient and thorough. They were able to dedicate time to the game and its rules so that we could include Spanish in the production in time. Recommended!
The One Hundred Torii
Efficient, high-quality work and a great attitude. Would happily work with Meeple Foundry again in the future.
I was quickly convinced by the practical approach Meeple Foundry offered. Their wording was compact, elegant and very professional
Their passion for board games is easily matched by the quality of their work - looking forward to working together on more localization projects in the future!
Escape Pods / Idus Martii
Meeple Foundry are efficient and professional, with work capacity and high availability. It is a pleasure to work with them, as I have the conviction that the assignments are completed in time and with quality.
Diana is passionate about communication and she’s good at languages. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Translation and Interpreting and she uses communication as a barrier-breaker element. She has worked on public engagement, as advertising translator, communications manager, simultaneous and conference interpreter and a TED Talks subtitler. She worked for the international company HRS (Germany) as a comms manager, balancing the communication within different departments. Nowadays Diana deals with the international communication at a private universities that gatheres over 40 different nationalities.
On what board games refers to, she loves euros, games with a good amount of strategy and creating great combos.
Samu has been a designer for ever. With over 15 years of experience as a creative, graphic and editorial layout designer. He is graduated in Graphic Design and has two Masters, one of them being in advertorial and editorial photography. Nowadays he works as an art director and ad photographer, and he covers everything, from the graphic creation to end production. He has worked both in small studies but also in big communication agencies, as well as a freelancer. In his portfolio you can find projects for BMW/Mini, Tigex (France), La Piara (Spain), Unicaja Bank, Málaga’s Council, etc.
On the board games side, Samu loves a good filler, well-done games and inserts. He enjoys a lot the art of a good dame and quality design with a professional layout.
Andrea & Carlos
Andrea Balmaceda and Carlos Ureta are art-enthusiasts since forever. She started with traditional illustration and later focused on digital. Carlos, in addition to being specialized in illustration, he works with sculptures. Both are graduates in Graphic Design and ever since many years they have plenty of knowledge in art, which shapes their illustration style. Both Andrea and Carlos have been able to combine the illustration aspect with their experience as designers, and have been working together for over 8 years. They are capable to work on any sort of projects, from a simple storyboard to an illustrated book, and of course board games illustration.
When it comes to their taste on board games, both love all genres, from an euro to a filler, as soon as it works well for 2 players.
We are the team your board game wants to work with
Where are we to be found?
Even though we’d love to be constantly traveling, trying new things and experiencing new cultures and countries, we are now living in sunny Málaga, Spain. We have lived though in different countries, such as Germany, Portugal or Romania, and we travel each time we got the chance.
However, you are at an email distance from us.