Hey there, my name is Violeta, but people often call me Viu (bee-u) and this has recently become my signature. I’m an illustrator and graphic designer currently based in sunny Barcelona.
Since I was old enough to hold a pencil in my hand I’ve never stopped drawing. I’ve always had a passion for design and, for that reason, I ended studying a bachelor in graphic design where I learned the fundamentals of design. Later I specialized in illustration and focused myself to children’s illustration. I always apply my knowledge of both worlds in my work.
For the last three years I have been mainly working in children’s and juvenile illustration for various publishers in Spain which include illustrating children’s reading books, magazines, illustrating educational books and materials, illustrating book covers, etc. and I’ve been combining it with some graphic design projects, often related to the educational world too.
I consider myself a versatile illustrator and I’m always learning and evolving from each project. I like to experiment with styles and techniques to find the best way to approach a new project.
In my free time I like to keep working on personal projects to stay creative, but I also like going for a walk in the woods, catching up with friends, collecting nice illustrated books and comics and dedicating time to my other passion: listening to music.
If you are interested in my work, have a project or if you just want to say hi, feel free to contact me here.