Bia is an illustrator and designer based in East London originally from Brazil. Bia is currently studying a MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Arts and was awarded a scholarship from The Queen Elizabeth Trust. Previously she studied at Elisava (Barcelona), with an MA in Design at the London College of Communication. Later she joined the Character Development at the Pictoplasma Academy (Berlin) and attended the Summer Residency in Illustration at the School of Visual Arts (New York).

Her vibrant tropical influences are reflected in the bold use of block colours. Her style is also highly informed by her passion for screen-printing and graphic references rich in elements of shapes and handmade lettering. Bia finds inspiration in little details of everyday life, turning them into pieces set in a fun-like atmosphere.

Her works have featured at WIA awards, Creative Boom, Design Week, Buzzfeed, Elcaf festival and can be found in the nicest retailers and galleries across the globe. When Bia isn’t in the studio she can be found screen-printing, folding zines, attending festivals or taking care of plants.



Cannes Lions Festival, Giphy, Walk with Me, The Towner, Trip, Claudia, Superinteresante, ICKFD, Empíreo, MOL & Melhoramentos


The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship / Awarded
WIA Awards / Shortlist

Jabuti Awards / Shortlist
UAL Creative Enterprise Awards / Shortlist
ELCAF Awards / Shortlist
Cannes Young Lions UK Represent on Print



ELCAF / London Illustration Fair / DIY Market / Feira Plana / Feira Miolos / Feira Avessa / Hifest
All Stars Pictoplasma Academy • 2016

This is England Exhibition • 2014
Design : Research LCC Show • 2012


Illustration Represented by the lovely team at Sullivan Moore


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