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I am currently based in Scottsdale, Arizona but I was born in Lima, the capital of Peru. I started in the illustration industry at the age 16 and after 5 years, I went to art school to get the education Iā€™d always wanted, at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru ā€“ School of Fine Arts.

Three years later, it was time for a change and I decided to give LA a try ā€“ I have lived in the US ever since. Read More…

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Book Announcement: “La Madre Goose”



Good news are to be shared with friends! And I can share with you all, that I’ll be illustrating LA MADRE GOOSE written by Susan Middleton Elya and published by G.P.Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin.

Like the PW’s announcement from last Thursday reads, LA MADRE GOOSE is a collection of poems with a sprinkling of Spanish. The book will be released Winter 2016. I can not wait for it to be out! :)

LA MADRE GOOSE announcement at Publisher's Weekly

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A Cover for SCBWI Bulletin



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I was asked to work on the cover of SCBWI Bulletin for their September-October 2013 issue.

The only requirement was to include a kite on the illustration. I wanted to illustrate the kite as a main element in the composition instead of it just being… well, a kite.

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SCBWI Bulletin September-October 2013

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Mentee Portfolio vs. Grand Prize Winner Portfolio



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Hi again! The Craft of Portfolio Making – Post #2 is here!

Last week, we worked on putting together your brand new Physical Portfolio on the post “How to Put a Children’s Illustrator Portfolio Together”. Today, I will try to expand on what we briefly touched on Image Selection and Flow & Continuity on last week’s post while sharing my 2011 and 2012 Portfolios.

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How to Put a Children’s Illustrator Portfolio Together



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Spring is finally here and that can only mean Conference Season has started!

With that in mind, I thought I would write a Blog Post Series about The Craft of Portfolio Making.

Today we will focus on the making of the Physical Portfolio. We will be talking materials and how to best present your work for a Portfolio Show or a face-to-face Meeting. When we are done (post purchases and put-togethers) you will be walking around town with a new portfolio under your arm. Let’s get started!

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