Carolina Celas

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Major project:

Private Lansdcapes

I was ten when I started moving from place to place. Aside from learning how to move house and pack suitcases perfectly, there’s something that still intrigues me: how can you feel that a place is Home, regardless of where you are?

This project aims to map an experience and a sense of place no matter where you are. We journey through my imagination and my perception of home in order to evoke memories and feelings of intimacy, freedom and belonging.


  • My work lies between fiction and reality, exploring attention to detail, humour and the surreal. I am interested in illustration that challenges conventional formats and subjects found in illustration books today. I adapt and unpack complex and often personal subjects to make them accessible and vibrant for both children and adults. The relationship with the reader and an understanding of graphic and spatial elements as a whole is really important in my work, underlining and emphasising my exploration of the book as an object.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Design, Universidade de Aveiro, 2008; Diploma in Creative Illustration, Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art, 2010
  • Experiences

  • Designer, Lowe Lisboa, Lisboa, 2009; Freelance illustrator, Lowe Lisboa and Miss Dolores, Lisboa, 2010 ; Designer, Media Vaca publishing, Valencia, 2012; Freelance illustrator, Lintas, Lisboa, 2013
  • Exhibitions

  • Display, Espai Barra de Ferro, Barcelona, 2010; Can I keep him?, Cream Espai Creatiu, Barcelona, 2011; New Brave World, Bootsbau Project, Berlin, 2014; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2015
Royal College of Art Royal College
of Art Graduate

25 June –
5 July 2015

Royal College
of Art Graduate