Who I am
My complete name is Ligia Camolesi Guimarães, but you can call me Li if you want so 😊
Drawing and stories have always been a special part of my life, because as a child I already loved to write and illustrate my own little books by hand. The years passed by and I keep doing the same thing.
Traditional techniques are my specialty (watercolor, colored pencils, pastels, collage, and so on), but I also work with digital. The area I like the most to work with illustration is editorial, especially for children's and young readers books.
I have already illustrated two books of my authorship, one magazine, a series of e-books, packages and board games. I have already received Emilie Chamie Prize from ESPM for my printed portfolio of design and illustration in 2019.
Currently I live and work in São Paulo, Brazil, and I am working on a picture book (The Animals book) volunteer project to help raise funds for Baptist Church in Brazil. I am also working on a personal project of illustration and design for classical
I love design and illustration because they give us the possibility to see worlds that previously existed only in our minds. I also love poetry (by the way, my favorite writer is Fernando Pessoa) and I love playing with words in the same way that I play with images.
I graduated in design at ESPM-SP, and studied the four years thanks to a meritocratic scholarship of 90% that I won by being in 1st place at the exam among students from public schools.
During the course, I participated for one year in the Youth Talent Program, a research opportunity offered only to scholarship students.
I also did a Scientific Initiation work for a year, researching about the visual language in children's book illustrations. This research won a prominent certificate at the Student Exhibition of ESPM.
I was a monitor of the design course, in the area of computer graphics, and interned for 7 months at WeCancer, a digital assistance startup for cancer patients. There I currently work as Junior Designer, creating all brand materials, defining the company's visual identity paths.