Brizida Magro is from Portugal and now lives in Boulder, Colorado. She’s an illustrator and educator, teaching illustration classes at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. 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, ink, 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. While her grandmother gardened and baked delicious cakes, she and her sister would spend time making clothes for their dolls and building twig shelters in the countryside.
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.