Ana Maria Mendez Salgado

Ana is a visual storyteller driven by the power of poetry and narrative within the animation, illustration and sequential arts fields. She’s the co-founder of KaruKaru, a boutique animation studio, where she works as a production designer, writer and co-director of projects filled with fantasy and magic realism. She’s received recognition and awards for her design work in animated productions, which has been officially selected into festivals in Europe, Latin America, USA and Australia. Ana’s illustration work interpreting poetry, theatre and short story pieces for children has appeared in The School Magazine in Australia, and other publications in Latin America. She has also works as a lecturer of Illustration & Animation at the University of South Australia. Her love for comics and picture books has given shape to “Reflections of an Orchid-Being”, “Stelis”, “My Sister” and other personal projects.

Specialties: Children's Book Illustration, General Book Illustration, Graphic Novels / Comics
Media: Digital – Paint / Airbrush

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