Mariana Rio is an independent Illustrator, based in Oporto, Portugal.
Nowadays, She's glad to spend her days creating illustrations, characters and visual narratives for publishing houses, design studios and companies in many positions of the planet.
She always eager to learn and progress, every day, in every project. Mariana also love to share what she knows, and she is determined to make people who work with her happy and successful.
Mariana had been a practitioner for more than ten years, being the last four full-time freelancing. She graduated in Communication Design by the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Oporto (2008). She also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Wroclaw.
Her 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.