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.

She is a lecturer and has given talks around the globe. Her popular course The Creative Map teaches 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.

She also co-founded and art directed In Shades Magazine, an online illustrated short fiction magazine.

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.


Available for freelance work, collaborations & speaking opportunities. Don't hesitate to get in touch!

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Representation

North America & U.K.
Snyder New York
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Select Press & Publications

AnOther Magazine
The Irish Times
LOVE Magazine
Design Week
The School Of Life
You Wanted A List ❞
Adobe ❞
El Mundo
Creative Boom
FeelDesain

WorkingNotWorking
Mura ❞
99u ❞
Eye On Design Mag #02 (Op–Ed) ❞  
CNN
Goop.com
Étapes
Creative Review
YCN ❞
Tumblr
Threadless
Make Nice
Paper Darts
Meet the Creatives Podcast
METAL Magazine
Digital Arts
Eye On Design Mag #00❞
Google
Refinery29
Vogue
It's Nice That
WorkingNotWorking
Vico Movement
Marie Claire
Stack Magazines
Gym Class Mag
Intern Magazine
The WILD Magazine



Select Clients

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





Residencies


Villa Lena
Italy 2020

WPP Stream Island
Cannes Lion 2018

Judging


G8 Festival
August, Moscow 2019

HER Global Network
Barcelona 2017

Refinery29: Cool Hangs
New York City 2017

New Masters:
Smirnoff x Hen's Teeth
Dublin 2017


Exhibitions



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

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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