Melissa Castrillón is a freelance illustrator currently based in Cambridge, Uk. She is currently studying for a Masters in Children’s book Illustration at the Cambridge school of art. She took part in several exhibitions such as CSA Degree show, Cambridge. New Designers, Islington, London. Cheltenham Illustration Awards, Gloucestershire. Frinton press exhibition, NO I.D Gallery, Shoreditch, London, The Arts picture house, Cambridge, Cheltenham Illustration Awards, Gloucestershire to name some and 2 solo exhibitions.
VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project.
“I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”.
FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG.
She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool.
CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST
which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)