Mariana Flores is a children’s books illustrator and published author with a passion for storytelling. She has a degree in the animation area and is attending a post-graduation in Children’s Books at the moment.

As well as illustrating picture books, Mariana has also done work for animation, video games, board games, comic books, textbooks and magazines.

She lives in Portugal with her husband Janus and pet family: dogs Vincent and Leia, cats Mephis and Nikki, pet bunny Bunya and pet rats.

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Selected work experience: Benchmark Education, Chiron Media, Goody, Zero a Oito, 20 20 Editora, Verso de Kapa, Chiado (publishing houses); Octopie Studios LCC (animation); Battlesheep, Awesome Games (gaming companies); Pythagoras, Dual Wield Shields (board game companies).


Nice things clients say to warm my heart:

“I wanted to take this time to say how grateful I am to have been working with you on this project. You’ve been really professional, responsive, and artistically talented!” – Andrew Li

“I am very pleased with how this is progressing.  You are doing a great job capturing Rose and her story.  I really appreciate all of your work.”  – JRenee Heimerman

“Mariana, I just wanted to thank you  for the great job you did to make my book come alive with your skilled mastery in designing the illustrations.  For example, by bringing out the characters’ personal expressions matching each  situation as the stories unfolded,  you added the sparkle needed for the text to develop. This demonstrated that you cared not just for the Art-work, but also, its context in the story itself.  You did your work well.”  – Robert MacLeod

“It’s nice to work with someone so professional. I appreciate your conduct. (…) No worries. Once again I appreciate the professionalism and communication.” – Mathew Charter