Hi! I am Mariajo, a Spanish illustrator based in London.
In 2010, I graduated in Illustration at the School of Art, Arte 10 in Madrid. After a few years working as a freelancer, I moved to Bath, where I studied Graphic Communication at Bath Spa University.
Intrigued by other cultures and landscapes I travelled around the world as much as she could and in 2016 I landed in India for an Artist in Residence, at the Uttarayan Foundation in Vadodara, where I worked in traditional Lithography and Xylography.
After this amazing experience I worked as a designer/ illustrator creating greetings cards for Clintons, Paperchase and Caroline Gardner.
Now I finished my MA in Children’s book illustration, pursuing my dream of becoming a children’s book illustrator/ author.
I was the new talent overall winner at the World Illustration Awards 2020.
My project Flooded was the 3rd most voted in the Unpublished Picture Book in 2020. I was also a finalist at the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition and Nami Concours 2020.