Hi there! I’m Juana and I’m a children’s illustrator.
I was born in Lima, the capital of Peru. I’ve been illustrating for children since I was 16. Education is a must so I attended the best art school ever, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru – School of Fine Arts. After 3 years of a crazy 8-to-8 schedule and way too many all-nighters, I was in desperate need of a semester-break and decided to give L.A. a “test drive.” I have lived in the US ever since.
Portraying other cultures with pride and respect is a vital aspect of my work. Being born and raised in a country outside the US allows me to see and capture the world from a different, more expansive perspective.
Selected Client List: McGraw Hill, Nestle Hispanic, Picture Window Books/Capstone Publishers, Macmillan, Kalimat, EEC Inc., Babybug Magazine, Ladybug Magazine, Iguana Magazine, The Little Lutheran Magazine.
2012 SCBWI Portfolio Showcase Winner
2011 SCBWI Illustrator Mentorship