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Fionna Fernandes

Fionna Fernandes's Photo - International portrait and fashion illustrator. Sydney

Social Reach Instagram: 19.7K Fionna Fernandes is a Sydney-based illustrator who draws distinctive portraits for clients in fashion, editorial, advertising and more. Everything she creates has a touch of fun to it as she selects key details to highlight in a rainbow of colour, adding in patterns as a flourish that give her work its highly individual visual language.
Taking inspiration from Lisa Frank, Super Mario and My Little Pony, you know you’re in for a colourful ride with the young Australian artist. The 90s, Japanese culture, and the artists Laura Callaghan, Hattie Stewart and Georgia Perry are just some of her influences. Fionna has a Bachelor degree in Design in Visual Communication from the University of Technology in Sydney. All the elective courses she took were focused on illustration.

Approach

Fionna’s work combines hand-drawn line work and acrylic paints with digital colouring for the best of both worlds. She often creates collaged backdrops, adding stickers to the compositions to enhance that mixed media feel.

Style

Playful, fun and energetic, Fionna generates a youthful aesthetic. She enjoys drawing attention to certain aspects of the female face – the eyes, lips and hair – using brighter colours and patterns. This gives her portraits their unique feel and some extra impact.

Client list

Some of Fionna’s clients include Nickelodeon, Fanta, Chupa Chups, Kiko Milano, Toyota, Glamour, My Little Pony, Women’s Running, Ad Age and Scholastic.
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Jungle Paradise
Seltzer Goods release a jungle themed puzzle illustrated by the talented Fionna Fernandes.
Veronica's Pack
Fionna Fernandes illustrates for Scholastic's Classroom Magazine, 'Storyworks'.
Sunny Day Paper Doll for Nick Jr
Nick Jr commission Fionna Fernandes to create paper doll illustrations for Sunny Day
Girl Vibes
Fionna Fernandes collaborates with Print Social on limited edition 'Girl Vibes' T-Shirts.
Hask Hair Hollywood Picture Quiz
Fionna Fernandes designs a fun Hollywood film set for a Hask Hair UK competition.
Love Dream Girl
Fiona Fernandes creates this colourful self initiated illustration.
Sugar Rush
Fionna Fernandes teams up with Glamour Magazine UK.
Sticker Art
You only have to glance through Fionna Fernandes's portfolio to see why her work is hugely popular...
The Drip
This wild promotional poster is created by the playful Fionna Fernandes.
The Bird Saver
Fionna Fernandes shines the spot light on environmental issues in her latest piece for Scholastic
Sean Miyashiro
Ad Age Magazine feature a piece on 88rising label founder Sean Miyashiro with a portrait illustrated by Fionna Fernandes.
Amelia Conway
Ad Age Magazine feature a piece on teen director Amelia Conway with a portrait illustrated by Fionna Fernandes.
Pinkie's Pink Carpet
Fionna Fernandes creates a VIP invitation illustration for "My Little Pony: The Movie".
Employee of the Month
Fionna Fernandes is commissioned by Grey London to illustrate their employee of the month.
Fantasy Land
Fionna Fernandes treats us to a vibrant fantasy land.
Curvy Athletes
Fionna Fernandes illustrates for Women's Running Magazine on a plus-size feature.
Kiko Milano Mother's Day
Fionna Fernandes' beautiful portraits are used for Kiko Milano's instore promotions.
The FANTA Frontier Campaign
Fionna Fernandes works for Fanta Australia on a social media campaign targeted at teenagers.
Nickelodeon's Valentine's Day Special
These vibrant portrait illustrations are illustrated by Fionna Fernandes for the children's TV channel Nickelodeon.
Apple Stars!
Fionna Fernandes teams up with MacFormat Magazine to create this energetic cover and inside editorial article.
Fionna Fernandes' SCRAPBOOK
Read about the vibrant universe of Fionna Fernandes in our latest Scrapbook interview.
Paint it Rainbow
Fionna Fernandes throws some rainbows our way!
A Supré Diary
Fionna Fernandes has fun creating a promotion piece for the 2017 Supré Foundation diary.
An Interview with an Illustrator
1968 Magazine profile Fionna Fernandes in their Fall issue - out now.
Instant Immortals
Toyota Australia commission Fionna Fernandes for an Olympic social media campaign.