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Luisa Uribe

I’m an illustrator living in Bogotá, Colombia. I graduated as a graphic designer from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and have an MA in Art and Design from the University of Loughborough. I’ve been working for over 12 years and my primary passion is children’s books (I love picture books, and have an ever growing collection), although I gather inspiration from all kinds of sources. I love to read and travel when I can. My work was selected in 2015 to be part of the Iberoamerica Ilustra catalog, which showcases some of the best illustration work by Spanish-speaking artists.

Luisa Uribe is represented by James Burns — to work with Luisa please email James

Awards

“For all collections, this is a heartwarming tale with a simple yet critical message of respecting the pronunciation of an individual’s name and honoring the importance of identity and cultural heritage.”

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” This lovely celebration of African American culture, featuring a Muslim family, offers a fresh way to look at the tradition of creating new names; Momma says, “Made-up names come from dreamers. Their real names were stolen long ago so they dream up new ones. They make a way out of no way, make names out of no names—pull them from the sky!” A glossary notes the origins and meanings of the names included in the text, with a note to always listen closely to how a person pronounces their name. The dynamic, pastel-hued illustrations reflect energy and strength.”

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