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Hi! I'm Marina Araújo, known professionally and on the web as Marewwna! I'm a self-taught illustrator and visdev artist from Recife, Brazil, born on the 16th of March, 1994. I'm imaginative, passionate and absolutely boundary-free when it comes to bringing ideas to life!

Favourite subject matters include strong female characters, botanical illustrations and fanarts every once in a while—paying tribute to whatever inspires me is always a pleasure.

I have a background in architecture and graphic design, which have me grown specially detail-oriented and with a caring eye for composition. Learn more about my education and work experience below.

Other interests include cinema (enough as to make me have a letterboxd account) and TV, vegetarian cuisine (cooking is a therapy!) and playing the guitar and ukulele as a hobby. Surrounding myself with different art forms helps me keep creative when I'm not working.

EDUCATION

Design

Bachelor degree - Federal University of Pernambuco

Recife, Brazil • 2016 - Present

Architectural Studies

1 year study abroad program - University of Strathclyde

Glasgow, Scotland • 2014

Architecture

Bachelor degree - Federal University of Pernambuco (unfinished)

Recife, Brazil • 2011 - 2013

Other learning experiences, courses and workshops

Adobe Animate (Julia Simas)

Advanced Adobe Illustrator (Paula Cruz)

Backgrounds for animation (Gabi Milanelli - Quanta Academia)

Comics Are for Everybody workshop (Helô d'Angelo)

Digital pattern design workshop (Priscila Lins - Ymã Lab)

Editorial design for illustrators (Daniel Wu)

Elements of cute & children illustration (Julia Mello)

Illustrated portraits with botanical elements (Isadora Zeferino)

WORK EXPERIENCE

Illustrator and researcher

Voxar Labs

Recife, Brazil • May 2021 - present

Graphic designer and illustrator

Accounting School Professor Barreto Guimarães

Recife, Brazil • Feb 2020 - present

Summer design intern

C.E.S.A.R. - Center of advanced studies on design

Recife, Brazil • Jan 2020 - Feb 2020

Graphic design intern

1POST

Remote work • July 2019 - Aug 2019

Graphic design intern

Jupiter Comunicação

Recife, Brazil • Apr 2018 - July 2019

Freelance designer and illustrator

Remote work • 2017 ​- present

Volunteer work

Fica em Casa Hack (mentoring on design processes)

Remote work • 2020

15th R Design - R Fervo - Regional design students meeting (communication, accounting, product design

and general event organization)

Recife, Brazil • 2018