Marina Esmeraldo creates vibrant portraits and illustrations. Her work is filled with bold colours and graphic patterns – an aesthetic inspired by growing up in a “sunny coastal city” in Northeast Brazil. She has created illustrations for Refinery29, Time Out and Cosmopolitan as well as Smirnoff and Google.
Esmeraldo also experiments with a range of different mediums through personal projects. She founded illustrated short fiction magazine In Shades with her husband James (a writer and copywriter) and recently set herself a 100-day challenge to create a new artwork each day – a project that led to an exhibition in New York and a clothing range.