I'm a talkative picture book illustrator and cute maker.
Made in Brazil, half Mato Grosso do Sul- half Rio de Janeiro, I've been around Europe for 6 years now, and I'm currently living the dream in the Wonderful Copenhagen.
I share my studio with my home , which means sharing also with my husband (amazing game designer) and a 16 years old talkative tuxedo cat.
My inspiration comes from children's books, cartoons and playful or childish things.
If I could go back in time, I'd go to 20's, 50's or 60's - love everything about it! I also like people watching and imagine whole stories about them - which makes me a big city fan.
My playlist includes Bossa Nova, MPB, Jazz, Blues, Folk and Indie Rock songs.
Also movies, magazines, series, board-games and video-games....
My creative process starts with searching for inspiration in Books, Magazines and, of course, Internet. Usually not about the subject so I can connect elements like a puzzle and create a new story in my mind and on my sketchbook with a pencil. Sometimes I use ink pens, colour pencils or watercolour. It all depends on how much time I have to play. Then I move to my Cintiq to play with Adobe Illustrator until looks cute and everybody is happy (including my Bunny Art Buddy*)
*Fun fact: I have an imaginary bunny as my Art buddy, who either helps with some magical inspiration or get me thousand hours of distractions.
I'm happy to share that I've been growing my lovely Clients list:
Design House Greetings, Design Design Inc, Lake Press, Little Bee Books, Mafua Kids, Momazine, Oxford University Press, Papyrus, P.I.Kids, RSVP, Usborne Books and Viabella.
Let's create something amazing together!