Born in Ávila, Spain, freelance illustrator, Raquel Aparicio began her illustration career in 2006. As someone who loves to draw, Aparicio has discovered the ideal light living in Valencia on the sunny coast of Spain.
She studied illustration in her native Spain and at the Illustration Academy in Florida. Her narrative style of illustration tells the whimsical stories of the characters who inhabit her images.
Aparicio’s work has been recognized by Communication Arts, American Illustration, Illustrators Annual #50, Illustration West 45, Injuve, CineJoven and Opel Corsa Animate.
She has illustrated picture books and worked in editorial, advertising and print design for clients worldwide. Her clients include: The New York Times, Elle, Vogue Novias, The Wall Street Journal, Nylon, Runner’s World, Prevention and book publishers, Hyperion Books, Simon and Schuster, Shambhala and Anaya. Advertising clients like Wendy’s and Nokia have commissioned Aparicio’s illustration. She’s created surface design and graphics that appear on garments sold by major Spanish brand fashion retailers and textile companies, Inditex, Castañer, Mango and Tonus.
Aparicio has a twin sister and a cat, both of whom, she adores. She likes to read and enjoys watching animated movies.