Illustrator & artist Marina Esmeraldo creates colourful images for music, fashion, publications & brands. Her witty and vibrant illustrations attract a range of global commissions, while her fine art projects are earthy explorations of memory, place and geometry. With her poetry, Marina reflects on belonging and the sense-memories of her travels. In her lectures, she talks about creativity and overcoming limiting beliefs.

Informed by her tropical upbringing in northeast Brazil, previous training as an architect and her love for Modern Art, Marina’s style is bursting with experimental shape, pattern and composition.

Her diverse talents and skills, alongside her exceeding curiosity, fuel an unconventional, multi-faceted creative career that is playful, rebellious and transformative. 


Available for freelance work, collaborations & speaking opportunities. Email me here.

Marina Esmeraldo is also a mentor and lecturer and has given talks around the globe. Her course The Creative Map taught creatives how to make a living from their art and turn their dreams into reality.

Marina has exhibited around the world, including in the Venice Biennale. She has been awarded honours in Europe, the U.K., the U.S. and Latin America. Her clients include Google, Penguin, Coca–Cola, Adidas, Stella McCartney, Häagen–Dazs, the Washington Post, Refinery29, Wired, Women's March and many others.

Marina also co-founded and art directed In Shades Magazine, an online illustrated short fiction magazine. She ran it with her husband, writer James Vincent, for two years.

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North America & U.K.
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SOUVENIRS, a limited edition art book travel memoir


La Rectoría Empordà 2023

Mas Palou
Penedès 2021

Villa Lena
Italy 2020

WPP Stream Island
Cannes Lion 2018



Spark Design Professionals Virtual 2023
November 17th 


Workshop ‘O Mapa Criativo’  3º Bora!Design (Fortaleza Cidade Criativa, chancela da Unesco)
Fortaleza 2023

Hen’s Teeth Summer Series: the making of SOUVENIRS
Dublin 2022

AIGA NY: Building a creative career
Virtual 2021

HER Global Network
Barcelona 2017

Refinery29: Cool Hangs
New York City 2017

New Masters:
Smirnoff x Hen's Teeth
Dublin 2017

Creative Mornings Barcelona
Barcelona 2016


G8 Festival
August, Moscow 2019


2023—MIRRORS · Illustrate Gallery, Barcelona (solo)

2022—SOUVENIRS · Hen’s Teeth Studio, Dublin (solo)

2021—Wunderlust · Colapso Studio, Barcelona
—Carpe Vinum · Bodega Alaparra, Barcelona

2020 —Honey Dijon: Black Girl Magic · Dover Street Market, London (solo)
—Honey Dijon: Black Girl Magic · Hen’s Teeth Store, Dublin (solo)
—Japan House · São Paulo

2019—GENIUS LOCI · The White Wall, Espacio 88, Barcelona (solo)
—GENIUS LOCI · OFFF Moscow, Russia
—The Art of Competition, Chicago

—The Lost Warhols · Dublin, Ireland
—Self Comes To Mind · Electro Studios, Hastings, UK
—Women Who Draw · Rhode Island School of Design, US
—The Art Of Protest · Hen’s Teeth Store, Dublin

—New Masters · Fumbally Exchange, Dublin
—The Art of Ping Pong · Protein Studios, London

—100 Days Of Colour · Tictail Market, New York City (solo)

2016—Artists In Residence · Hen's Teeth Prints, Dublin

— Break The Grid · Google, Syndicated, Brooklyn, New York City

—The Christmas Print Fayre · KK Outlet, London
—Hen's Teeth Print Launch · Hang Tough Framing, Dublin
—WAVE · Limited Editions Gallery, Barcelona
—Wall of Wally · Material, London
—Be A Cloud · Mutuo Centro de Arte, Barcelona

2014—Blisters: Sound Sessions · Print Club London
—Spotify #NowFeeling Selects · White Rabbit, London
—Mitte–Barcelona–Mitte · (Design Week BCN, FadFest 2014) · Mitte Barcelona
—Secret 7" · Mother, London
—Le Sacre du Printemps · Mutuo Centro de Arte, Barcelona (solo)

2013—25% Catalonia At Venice · Catalan Pavilion, Venice Art Biennale —Molécula Ilustración · Mutuo Centro de Arte, Barcelon

Marina Esmeraldo is a Brazilian illustrator, artist and educator, based between Barcelona and London. She speaks five and a half languages, loves travelling and the sea, and is currently obsessed with outdoor sketching, film photography and subconscious reprogramming.

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