Debora Adachi is a Brazilian-Japanese Dublin-based Illustrator. She is a FAB Prize 22 Highly Commended Illustration Winner. She is also a Pathways 2022-2024 alumni, an illustration program that supports a diverse group of talented artists hoping to be the next generation of children’s illustrators. In 2023, she was selected to be part of Harper Collin’s Author Academy writing for children.
Originally graduated in architecture, she blends her design and technical skills with her passion for visual storytelling, bringing about a perfect marriage of her two passions. Since she decided to change careers, she has been working as a Background Artist for Animation and as a freelance Illustrator, specializing in children's publishing.
She produces her art digitally but loves to play with different materials when sketching. Her artwork is whimsical, painterly, and impressionistic. Her diverse cultural background inspires her in creating illustrations that celebrate diversity. Family, belonging, heritage, and identity are themes that she’s drawn to.
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