portrait of me

Hello

Brizida Magro is a Boulder, Colorado-based illustrator. Brizida holds a BFA in Illustration from Brigham Young University and an MFA in Graphic Design from Utah State University.

She is passionate about rock climbing, wandering the world and bringing stories to life. She works primarily in digital media, often with an analog touch that incorporates collage, gouache, and china marker. She enjoys simplicity, whimsy, wee characters, and collecting vintage papers.

Raised by her grandmother and sister, she spent her childhood in a small Portuguese fishing town. Growing up, they would often make things by hand as a family.

Her childhood has greatly influenced her current work, which blends together the innocence of vintage children’s art, the naiveté of folk art, and frolicking adventures through mountains and deserts.

The artist is represented by the fine folks at The Bright Agency.

Some of her growing Children’s Books Client list include; Albert Whitman, Green Willow, Walker Books, Scholastic Asia and Penguin Random House.

Follow her on Instagram @sweetbeyond.

Awards

  • SCBWI National NYC Winter Conference: 2020 Portfolio Showcase - Honorable Mention
  • SCBWI Rocky Mountain Letters and Lines Conference: 2019 Portfolio Showcase - Grand Prize Winner
  • 2020 World Illustration Awards - Longlist