Bia is an illustrator, designer and author. She moved from Brazil to Europe looking to further develop her research into visual communication arts. She studied at Elisava (Barcelona), finished an MA at London College of Communication and joined the character design Pictoplasma Academy (Berlin).

Currently based in London, her work consists of experimenting handmade techniques and processes, such as colour pencil, lettering and printmaking. Shifting through different medias, she’s able to playfully explore and give life to her characters and subjects. She finds inspiration in little details of everyday life that often go unnoticed, turning them into pieces set in a naive-like atmosphere.

Her works have been selected to AOI awards, Elcaf festival and can be found in independent shops and galleries around the world. When not at the studio Bia is screen-printing, folding zines, attending markets and festivals or taking care of her plants.



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


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



All Stars Pictoplasma Academy • 2016
This is England Exhibition • 2014
Design : Research LCC Show • 2012
ELCAF / London Illustration Fair / DIY Market / Feira Plana / Feira Miolos / Feira Avessa


For commissions, wholesale, inquiries or just to say hi, please contact:

(+44) 7720 643611

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All work © Bia Melo made with ♥