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Bia is an illustrator based in East London originally from Brazil. Bia recently graduated with Masters in Children’s Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art for which was awarded a scholarship from The Queen Elizabeth Trust. Previously she attended to the London College of Communication, School of Visual Arts Illustration Residency (New York), Pictoplasma Academy (Berlin) and Elisava (Barcelona).
Her vibrant tropical influences are reflected in the bold use of block colours. Her style is also highly informed by her passion for printing and references from her background as a graphic designer. Bia finds inspiration in little details of everyday life, turning them into pieces set in a fun-like atmosphere. Using humour and quirky characters in a visually playful approach.
Recently her Masters project was selected finalist at the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Awards and The Unpublished Picturebook showcase dPICTUS. Previously her work was also chosen as New Talent finalist at World Illustration Awards, the Jabuti Awards (Brazil) and also featured at Creative Boom, Design Week and Buzzfeed.
When not in the studio, Bia can be found screen-printing, folding zines or taking care of her home mini jungle.