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Hello! My name is Sofia and I'm an illustrator and designer (#MeetTheArtist), based in Portugal, specializing in children’s illustration, represented by The Bright Agency.

Since I was little that I’ve always had an enthusiastic urge to create. Drawing, painting, cardmaking, scrapbooking - you name it, I've probably tried it too - and it is when I'm creating that I find my happy place.

I've graduated with a BA in Communication Design and since then I've illustrated picture books, edible gifts, created visual identities for small businesses and creative individuals and had the opportunity to collaborate with amazing people on fun and creative projects.

I spend my days creating happy and whimsical illustrations and patterns for children's books and market, as well as, paper & gift products like greeting cards and other creative projects.

I take most of my inspiration from nature and food (big foodie here!), but it mainly originates from the ordinary and the imaginary. Using both traditional and digital ends, my work aims to inspire joy and creativity on both kids and kids at heart, while telling a small story on each detail.

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Little Tiger Press • Parragon Books USA Capstone

 UpLoad Publishing • Benchmark Education

Oopsy Daisy • mySugar

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Workspace essentials?
Paper for me to scribble and write to do lists, a mug with never ending tea, my Wacom Bamboo tablet and something to snack on.

Favourite subjects to illustrate?
I like to illustrate yummy food and children characters, with lots of quirky nature bits and bobs.

Are your illustrations made digitally or traditionally?
Both, I like mixing the two!

What tools do you use?
I work on a pc laptop with my old, but still kicking, Wacom Bamboo pen tablet. My scanner and printer are both HP and I also use a Huion light pad for sketching. Then, depending on the project I use different materials and tools like mechanical pencils, Chinese ink, gouache, Staedtler pigment liners and color pencils, for sketching and for creating textures to incorporate later into my artwork.

Do you do graphic/logo design work?
Yes, I do. With my background in both graphic and communication design, I can create a fresh and cohesive identity that fits your needs and aesthetics and that will help you forge your creative path. For this I like to bring both illustration and design together when creating a brand and I truly believe that it’s the tiny details that set you apart and make you unique while letting your brand personality shine. To achieve this, I combine your story with hand drawn elements and a clean, simple yet quirky design - see a sample.
If you're a small business looking for a fresh visual identity that will set you apart from the crowd, or a creative individual that is ready to invest in a brand that portraits your business personality, feel free to contact me with some details about you and your project.

What about your blog?
It is a place where I share wip's and sneak peeks of ongoing projects, book reviews and personal experiences about my creative journey. Feel free to jump in, share your thoughts and say hello!

What do you do when you’re not creating?
During those times chances are that you’ll find me snuggled in a cozy spot reading a book, browsing food blogs or watching the food channel, before going to the kitchen and do a fair amount of trial and error of cooking and/or baking.

Guilty pleasure?
Agatha Christie's Poirot with mint chocolate chip ice cream - perfect evening!

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