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Mariajo ilustrajo

illustration of A spread sheet of my latest character development
illustration of Mix of mono-print and drypoint. Minimal color palette.
illustration of Image from Lost. 
Lost is about a polar bear lost in the city. He tries to ask for help but nobody sees him as everyone is too busy with their phones. Finally a little girl spots him on the tube and helps him to get back home.

This project was created during my MA Children´s Books Illustration, at Anglia Ruskin.

It was selected by the Unpublished Picture Books, (Dpictus) and showcased at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019.
illustration of Double spread from Lost. 
Lost is about a polar bear lost in the city. He tries to ask for help but nobody sees him as everyone is too busy with their phones. Finally a little girl spots him on the tube and helps him to get back home.

This project was created during my MA Children´s Books Illustration, at Anglia Ruskin.

It was selected by the Unpublished Picture Books, (Dpictus) and showcased at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019.
illustration of Double spread from Flooded. Flooded was one of the projects I created during my MA Children´s Books Illustration, at Anglia Ruskin (2019). 

It has been selected by the Unpublished Children's Books Showcase, as the third most voted project, with 29 votes from the jury.

Thanks to this project I am the New Talent winner of the Children’s Publishing Category, at the WIA, 2020. I was also announced as the New Talent Overall Winner
illustration of Double spread from Flooded. Flooded was one of the projects I created during my MA Children´s Books Illustration, at Anglia Ruskin (2019). 

It has been selected by the Unpublished Children's Books Showcase, as the third most voted project, with 29 votes from the jury.

Thanks to this project I am the New Talent winner of the Children’s Publishing Category, at the WIA, 2020. I was also announced as the New Talent Overall Winner
illustration of I love getting my hands dirty, so printing processes are just great for it!

This is just an experiment of an Offset Photolithography in 3 colours.

Available in my online shop!
illustration of Image from Unspoken dreams.
Unspoken Dreams was one of the final projects for my Graphic Communication Degree, at Bath Spa University (2015).

You can read more about It in my website.
illustration of Experimentation. Mix of mono-print and drypoint. Mono tone
illustration of Image for a diary cover, illustrated and designed by me.

Profile

Hello there! I am Mariajo. I am a Spanish illustrator based in London. I love drawing and painting (of course), I always have. Since I was very little I ´ve been fascinated by mixing colours and experimenting with different materials, and definitely getting my hands dirty. I am a mess, I just don't know another way! Choosing my career wasn't difficult at all. I always wanted to be an "artist". The smell of a printing room or getting into an art shop, just gets me totally excited! In 2010 I graduated in Illustration at the School of Art, Arte 10 in Madrid. After a few years working as a freelancer in the Co-working space Utopic_Us, I moved to Bath (UK), where I studied Graphic Communication at Bath Spa University and I graduated in 2015. At the same time, intrigued by other cultures and landscapes I tried to travel around the world as much as I could. In 2016 I was very lucky to travel to India and be an Artist in Residence, at the Uttarayan Foundation in Vadodara. There I worked in traditional Lithography and Xylography. I believe in constant development and new ways of working, so every experience has pushed me in different directions, learning new ways of working. After the residency I moved back to the UK where I worked in-house designing greetings cards for Clintons, Paperchase and Caroline Gardner. Despite not being my dream job, this experience made me more confident of my work and enabled me to get a better understanding of the commercial industry, and topics such as finalizing artwork and printing processes. However, being a picturebook author/ illustrator has always been my big dream, so last year I started a Masters Degree in Children's Book Illustration, at Anglia Ruskin, in Cambridge. This Masters is helping me to find a new direction in my work, learning to give shape to my ideas and refreshing my skills and artistic voice. At the same time I carried on working with my freelance work and personal projects. I LOVE what I do. I am really passionate about my work, so I am always ready for a new project! If you want to work with me, please give me a shout! I look forward to hearing from you! Mariajo x

Style/Techniques

Acrylic, Black & White, Colored Pencil, Gouache, Graphic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Texture, Watercolor, Concept Art, Monoprints

Subject/Specialties

Animals, Book Covers, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Editorial, People, Posters, Product, Romance, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro