Marina Esmeraldo

Illustrator & image-maker

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  • LocationUnited Kingdom

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  • Marina Esmeraldo
  • mural, collaboration, digital, women, girls, female empowerment, Google, Refinery29

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  • Marina Esmeraldo
  • Lettering, Illustration, editorial, Magazine, Online, vector illustration

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About me

 

Illustrator & art director Marina Esmeraldo splits her time between Barcelona and London, creating colourful images for music, fashion, publications & brands. With her witty and vibrant illustrations attracting a range of commissions, her digitalised drawings are perfect for the internet age. Informed by her upbringing in northeast Brazil and previous training in architecture, Marina’s style is bursting with experimental shape, pattern and composition, adding a computerised dimension to her once tropical surroundings. She is also co-founder and art director of In Shades Magazine, a weekly illustrated short fiction magazine. Marina has exhibited around the world, including in the Venice Biennale, and been awarded honours in Europe, the U.K., the U.S. and Latin America. Her clients include Google, Adidas, Sony, ASOS, Refinery29, Lenny Letter, Wired, and many others.

Skills

 

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Lifestyle
  • People
  • Digital
  • Print
  • Editorial
  • Illustration
  • Art Direction Design
  • Vector
  • Illustrator Photoshop Indesign
  • Fashion Beauty
  • Gifs
  • Mural Art
  • Commercial Art Projects

Work history

Currently

Illustrator & Image-maker

Freelance

May 2013
  • Freelance
  • I am a London & Barcelona based designer working with illustration and image-making. My work is informed by studies in architecture & graphic design and is an exploration of movement, patterns, bold shapes and colour – always fed by my tropical upbringing in the northeast of Brazil. I'm always interested in hearing about opportunities, work enquiries, or even just a friendly chat. Say hello! :-)

2014

Internship

YCN Studio

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
  • Internship

2014

Freelance

Studio Moross

Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
  • Freelance

Education

2015

Applied Mural Arts

Escola Massana

Sep 2012 - May 2015

2012

Design Public Space

Elisava

Oct 2011 - Jul 2012

2009

Architecture Urban Design

Universidade Federal do Cear

Feb 2003 - Jun 2009

Awards

2014

The Association of Illustrators 2014 Illustration Awards

AOI

  • Shortlisted for The Association of Illustrators 2014 Illustration Awards