Illustration By The Royal Studio
Having decided she would become an illustrator no matter what when she was just a child, pursued studies and graduated in Communication Design by the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto and studied also in the Academy of Fine Arts of Wroclaw.
Nowadays she lives her dream of creating concepts, narratives, impossible worlds and imaginary characters for publishing houses, recognized design studios and successful companies.
Her work has been featured by the Bologna Children's Book Fair (2018 & 2013), Nami Island International Picture Book Illustration Competition Seoul, 3x3 The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, CJ Picture Book Awards and the Portuguese National Illustration Prize, among others.
Her clients include A&D Wines, Ambar, Bas Bleu Illustration, Casa da Música, Circo de Ideias, Edições Eterogémeas, Edições Poliedro, Illusalon, Mistaker Maker, O Beija-flor, O canto das cores, Sexto Piso, Slanted, SoDa Repors, Studio Dobra, UPTEC-PINC.
Mariana Rio it's a freelance illustrator and graphic designer from Portugal.
The Royal Studio
The Royal has a deep conceptual and strategical approach to the design wonders. It also has a romance for graphic contexts and visual richness with a cohese background. The Royal is methodologically denying the author mark, but it consistently tends to fail in doing so. The Royal cares for socially contextual problems and strives to develop their solutions in order to find deeper concerns that allow rich answers. It aims for the in-depth understanding of poetry and his hands are eager to allow ideas to their full potential. Mental. Loyal to culture, it researches, it lectures (United Kingdom, Portugal and Turkey) and it designs.
Established since 2010, it adds clients across cultures: from Australia, to Kuwait, from London to New Work, jumping to California. Developed cross-media solutions for countless international clients such as Adobe (California), Yahoo (London), Refinery 29 (New York), Adult Swim (California), The Atlantic (Chicago), The Webby and Lovie Awards (New York); and a numerous of happy independent work that doesn’t depend on the monetary values of graphic commodities.
André da Loba
Artist and reluctant poet.
André da Loba is a published and exhibited artist whose work has received international acclaim. As an illustrator, animator, graphic designer, sculptor, and educator, Andre’s combination of curiosity, experience, knowledge and unknowing serves as the constant medium with which he creates and inspires. His work is an invitation and a challenge to change the world, however big or small it might be. He lives in Brooklyn where he is secretly happy.
Clients Include: The New York Times; Time Magazine; The New Yorker; The Washington Post; The Boston Globe; Newsweek; Time Out Magazine; NPR; The World Bank; Blommberg; Boston College of Law; Morning Star; MTA; Stir; Letras Libres; Kalandraka; Companhia das Letras; OQO; Eterogémeas; Bruáá; Porto Editora; Caminho; Lupa Design; Silva!; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; amongst others.
His work has been recognized by: The Society of Illustrators NY; Communication Arts; CMYK; 3×3 Magazine; Luerzer’s Magazine; Creative Quarterly; Ilustrarte and The Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
José Manuel Saraiva
He gives classes at ESAD, in Matosinhos.
His illustrations have received numerous awards and have been chosen for many events around the world:
Bologna Bookfair Illustrators Exhibition (2002); Society of Illustrators; Comunication Arts Illustration Annual, Graphis New Talent Design, Una muestra de Ilustracion Ibero Americana Contemporânea na Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid; ILUSTRARTE Illustration Biannual (Special Mention, 2003); Bratislava Illustration Biannual (2005), Mostra Internazionale d´illustrazione per l´infanzia, Le Immagini della Fantasia (2004 ), 3x3 Children’s Show (2012). He was invited by french publisherEditions Sarbacane to illustrate the books Juste à ce moment-là, (Lauréat Printemps 2004 da AMAZON.FR) and Rouge Cerise (2005). In 2014 he received the Best o f the Best of Hii Illustration 2014 International Competition.