I am a graduate of the London College of Communication, in London. There I coursed a three years BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. Soon after graduating, in 2007, I started working as a print designer for a fashion retailer taking care of some of the main accounts such as Topshop, Asos and Miss Selfridge. I moved deeper into print for fashion and worked very closely with the well known fashion designer Jonathan Saunders creating the prints for his fashion and accessories collection. In 2009 I joined Zuzunaga, a design company specializing in timeless, high quality products for interiors and accessories, where I developed several products from design to production. Illustration has always been my passion and while getting involved in other projects I always kept developing my own personal work.

In 2011 I moved back to Spain, to the Catalan countryside. I currently work as a freelance illustrator and printmaker producing one of pieces and series of prints under request. My last adventure has been developing a book object for kids and at present I am working in a couple of illustrated stories for children books.

My main inspiration comes from dreams and from looking at the language of the unconscious. My work is full of characters and scenarios that lay between the real and the surreal world. Archetypes in the form of mystic, magical and fairy tale characters predominate the artwork. I believe that every object has the potential to become alive and show its playfulness of character.

I treat this site as a window to my world, showcasing here only my illustration work. The one I feel more identified with and the one that allows me to explore the outer and inner world in an unexpected and fascinating way.

For any enquiries and commissions please contact me at: anna@annaruiz.net