Based in the city of Curitiba, Andressa is inspired by Brazilian folk culture, the Tropicalist movement and the vivacious expressions of Brazil’s annual Carnival. The flamboyant flourishes in her images and hand-rendered text are matched by an organised, thorough approach, which always impresses her clients.
Andressa studied graphic design at the Federal Technological University of Paraná in Brazil and Creative Illustration at the University School of Art and Design in Barcelona.
Little known fact: Andressa’s parents run a chocolate factory so she grew up surrounded by cakes, cookies and gingerbread houses.
From planning her composition through sketching and on to final touches, Andressa mainly works digitally. However, with her background in watercolour she often creates handmade elements to incorporate into her imagery, bringing them to life with textures, grains and gestural strokes that celebrate the tiny imperfections of the real world.
Using bold forms and primary colour palettes, Andressa’s style is clear and graphic, but has a soft, natural touch to it thanks to the real-world details and textures she uses.
2016 – Yorokuba Magazine Hazlo Tú Competition – Winner