¡Hola! Hello! Hallo! Salut!
I'm Jimena, a freelance illustrator with a background in fine arts. My focus is predominantly in editorial and digital/printed storytelling with a love for visually communicating life experiences and what makes us who we are through expressive lines and evocative color accents.
Currently based in NRW, Germany, I was born a globe-trotter and I'm happy to work with you wherever you are — Whether that's in English, deutsch o en español, and if you can forgive my broken français, we can try that, too!
Me, me, me, me!
I was born in Lima, Peru as "María Jimena Bellina García Rosell", but "Jimena" will do. I grew up all over and lived in Switzerland, the United States, Panama, and Argentina before moving to Germany in 2016.
I graduated from MSD-Münster School of Design with a Bachelor of Arts: Design, specializing in Illustration (1,7). Before that, I did the Fine Arts Foundation Course at Prilidiano Pueyrredón School of Art in Buenos Aires, Argentina and then studied Fine Arts, specializing in Painting at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in Lima.
Being a multi-cultural being, my work tends to reflect the mix-and-match of the different cultural influences I've been exposed to: it plays a lot with the finer, more traditional European line and the more spontaneous Latinamerican placement of color.
The Old World and the New are also combined in my working process where I love putting pencil, watercolor, fine pens and ink to paper and working digitally on my iPad. This allows my style to have a modern look while still retaining that made-by-hand flavor, which makes art work unique.
My work has been selected to be exhibited in "Noche de Arte", the biggest art exhibition sale in Peru sponsored by BBVA Banco Continental, where a portion of the proceeds go to charity. I have also been a selected participating artist at Art Merch Showroom III, Casa Coolridge, Lima; Corriente Alterna School of Art, Lima; and the Pontificial University of Peru, Lima.
Berlin, Lima, Münster and San Sebastian are cities where my work has found a permant home in private collections.