Mariana Rio it’s an illustrator and graphic designer based in Porto, Portugal. She loves her job and commits herself to every challenge she accepts to take.
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 also studied 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 such as Bas Bleu Illustration, Casa da Música, Circo de Ideias, Edições Eterogémeas, Editorial Milrazones, Illusalon, Imprensa Nacional – Casa da Moeda, Pato Lógico, Mistaker Maker, O Beija-flor, Sacoor Brothers, Sexto Piso Editorial, Slanted, SoDa Repors, Studio Dobra, UPTEC…
Her work has been featured by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair (2018 & 2013), Nami Island International Picture Book Illustration Competition Seoul, 3×3 The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, CJ Picture Book Awards and the Portuguese National Illustration Prize (2018), among others.