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Maria Reis Rocha

Illustrator

My name is Maria Reis Rocha (Lisbon, 1988).

In my both artistic and academic path I traveled to Brussels (BAC in Arts at École Européenne II), Milan (Art and Multimedia at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera) and London (Master's in Graphic Moving Image at the London College of Communication) where I then stayed for 8 years working.In 2018 I returned to Lisbon, my hometown, to follow my passion for the arts and live closer to my family.

Along this path, I studied design, communication, multimedia, music, animation and illustration, which is the area which I focused the most in the last years. I work mainly in book illustration, fabric patterns, illustrative series and commissioned projects, whether personal or for companies.
I also work in other areas of illustration such as music videos, GIFs and VJ graphics.

Watercolor and drawing will always be present in my work, from creating dreamier universes to illustrating current themes.
Debating the eternal question of how to contribute to a better world, I get involved in humanitarian projects using illustration as a form of awareness.

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Professional experience

Freelance illustrator
12 / 2015 – Present, Lisbon


Freelance Music Programming Coordinator, Vubiquity
04 / 2017 – 12 / 2017, London

International Music Programming Coordinator, Vubiquity
05 / 2013 – 12 / 2015, London


Media Ingest Operator, On Demand
08 / 2012 – 05 / 2013, London


CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards Assistant, CNN
01 / 2012 – 04 / 2012, London


Video editor, HeavyMosh
01 / 2012 – 12 / 2012, London

Education

London College of Communication / MA Graphic Moving Image

01 / 2011 – 01 / 2012, London

Restart - Creative Institute of Arts and New Technologies / Video Editing and Post-Production
09 / 2009 - 08 / 2010, Lisbon

Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon / Degree in Communication Design
09 / 2006 – 06 / 2009, Lisbon

Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera / Erasmus in Multimedia Arts and Technology
08/2008–03/2009, Milan

European School of Brussels II / Bac d’Art

09 / 2001 - 06 / 2006, Bruxelles

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