Hi! I’m Mariana Flores, an author and illustrator.

I was born in 1988, a great year for movies. I always loved telling stories and for me picture books are just the perfect way to do it. I have a degree in the animation area and a post-graduation in Children’s Books. I’m very passionate about learning.

I have done illustration work for children’s books, comic books, textbooks, young adult novels, animated series, video games and board games.

Feel free to contact me for children’s book queries, collaborations or questions. You can write to me at info@marianaflores.pt. You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Behance.


Selected work experience: Benchmark Education, Chiron Media, Goody, Zero a Oito, 2020 Editora, Verso de Kapa, Clube do Autor (all are publishing houses); Octopie Studios LCC (animation); Battlesheep, Awesome Games (digital game companies); Pythagoras, Dual Wield Shields (board game companies).


Nice things clients said that warm her 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