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 Apple, Google, Penguin, Coca–Cola, Adidas, Häagen–Dazs, Wired, the Washington Post, musicians Khruangbin, Nicki Minaj, Billie Eilish, and many others.

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

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North America & U.K.
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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.
Photography by
Marc Medina.


Mas Palou
Penedès 2021

Villa Lena
Italy 2020

WPP Stream Island
Cannes Lion 2018


G8 Festival
August, Moscow 2019

Upcoming Public Speaking

May 24th
Building a creative career


OFFF x Kickstarter
Virtual 2021

OFFF Moscow
Moscow 2019

OFFF Festival

Barcelona 2019

Design + Liberdade
Fortaleza 2019

HER Global Network
Barcelona 2017

Refinery29: Cool Hangs
New York City 2017

New Masters:
Smirnoff x Hen's Teeth
Dublin 2017


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, NY

—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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