Name: Camila Rosa
Home base: São Paulo, Brazil
Tu país: Brazil
What’s been your journey to becoming an illustrator?
I graduated with a degree in Industrial Design and started working in the field in 2010. At the same time, I joined a female street art collective that changed my perception of the possibility of being an artist. I decided to change the focus of my career and moved away from my hometown to Sao Paulo.
Between 2011 and 2016 I worked as a graphic designer and in my free time I focused on my illustration work. In 2016, I stopped working as designer and became a freelance illustrator and visual artist and never stopped. Today I understand that art is what moves me in life.
The women’s universe and also the diversity that exists between us.
What makes an illustration pop?
Contrast and strong colors. I love to use colors with black and white. This palette gives me the sobriety I need for my illustrations but also a lot of contrast.
Favorite spot for inspiration:
The streets and art museums.
What music do you listen to while illustrating?
It depends on the day and mood. I usually fluctuate between R&B, rap, hardcore/punk rock, and alternative/indie rock. I’m currently obsessed with the new album from Tasha & Tracie, a girl rap duo from Brazil.
Go-to creative spot:
My workspace is in my apartment, so I usually make some tea and go to my desk to start working.
What does Latine culture mean to you on your home turf?
A lot of food, music, and family gatherings. A lot of cousins around as I have a big family. I always remember going to the beach with my family on our summer vacations when we would spend the whole summer together.
Go-to visual references:
My visual references come from many places, not necessarily illustration or art. Photography, products, fashion, nature — all this can be used as a reference when I’m drawing.
What’s next for you?
I’d love to work on a solo exhibition or paint a large mural anywhere.