Hello! My name is Mariana Rio. I'm an independent Illustrator, based in Oporto, Portugal. 

Nowadays, I'm glad to spend my days creating illustrations, characters and visual narratives for publishing houses, design studios and companies in many positions of the planet. I'm always eager to learn and progress, every day, in every project. I also love to share what I know, and I am determined to make people who work with me happy and successful. 

I have been a practitioner for more than ten years, being the last four full-time freelancing. I graduated in Communication Design by the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Oporto (2008). I also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Wroclaw. 

My work was featured by the Bologna Children's Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition in 2018 & 2013, Nami Island International Picture Book Illustration Competition Seoul, 3x3 The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, CJ Picture Book Awards and the Portuguese National Illustration Prize, among others. 

If you want to find more about me and my work follow the link to my website.