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Nov 08

The Talent Tiago Americo Biography

Advocate Art our really proud to present one of our newest freelance illustrators Tiago Americo; his cute playful characters and snowy scenes will be great as children’s book illustrations, we also think his designs would be great on greeting cards and posters. Check out his biography below.

Tiago Americo was born in 1986 and lived most of his life in Curitiba, Brazil. During his childhood people convinced him that he was really talented, but after getting in contact with the work of illustrators like Gary Baseman and Bob Staake, he realised that he had a long-road ahead of him.

Tiago Americo has a degree in graphic design and has worked as a 2D animator in a few short and featured animation movies. He has received dozens of awards with his animations Café la Rochelle and The Chance and the Butterfly, screened in festivals in England, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Greece and Canada.

Tiago Americo produces his illustrations digitally, using Adobe Photoshop. He likes to draw cold landscapes, children playing in the snow and pine-trees… but unfortunately most parts of the job don’t involve these themes. In the past, Tiago worked as french teacher, and ran his own illustration company.

Nowadays Tiago Americo works as freelancer based in his bedroom working with children’s publishers, school books and ad agencies. Tiago loves european cinema, healthy food, playing soccer and traveling. He is currently leaving his parents home to go and live in Montreal, Canada, with his beloved girlfriend, and a bunch of books.”