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 obsession with personal projects keeps her output fresh.

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 digitalised drawings perfect for the internet age.

She is also co-founder and art director of In Shades Magazine, an online illustrated short fiction magazine.

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

Part of Women Who Draw.
Member of Ladies Get Paid, Women Who, Make Nice, HER Global Network and Yes Equal.
Former resident at Fireplace Project.

Photography by Marc Medina.


Select Clients

Abortion Rights
Adidas
ASOS
CNN
Crest
Columbia School of Journalism
Droga5
Eurostar
Folha de S. Paulo
Fundación La Caixa
GumGum
Google
Haagen–Däsz
Hallmark
Hello Mr.
Lennyletter
Lufthansa
Lyft
Medium
Nike
PepsiCo
Perrier
Pride London
Refinery29
Roe & Co
SELF
Seventeen
Shelf Heroes
Simon & Schuster
Smirnoff
Smithsonian Magazine
Sony
Stack Magazines
Stella McCartney
Ten Speed Press
Time Out New York
Tumblr
Variety
Village Voice
Vue Cinemas
Wired
The Washington Post
WeTransfer
Women's March
WorkingNotWorking
WPP


Public Speaking

OFFF Festival
Barcelona 2019

Design + Liberdade
Fortaleza 2019

Horizontal
Barcelona 2018

DDD & OFFF Italia

Milan 2018

Belfast Design Week
Belfast 2017

Take Fucking Risks
London 2017

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



Exhibitions



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

—The Art of Competition, Chicago

2018
—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

2017
—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, NY

2015
—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

Mark
Marina Esmeraldo is a Brazilian illustrator and artist,  based between Barcelona and London. She speaks five and a half languages, loves travelling and the sea, and is currently obsessed with outdoor sketching, learning to play the bass guitar and going plastic–free.


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