About

Hi! My name is Catalina and I'm a Colombian-American illustrator and surface pattern designer who grew up drawing and painting all of my favorite plants and animals. My work focuses on exploring the vast diversity of lush flora and fauna found in Colombia (where I was born) and Florida (where I was raised).  

My work has been published in various magazines and blogs through out the world including WeTransfer.com. I license my art to companies that make products ranging from temporary tattoos, home decor items, gift wrap, fabric and much more. I am a West Elm Local Artist as well.

My studies include Fine Arts at Florida International University and I've completed various courses with international art agent Lilla Rogers (Make Art That Sells). My art has been in shown in places like the London Illustration Fair, Staten Island Museum (Seed Stories), the Philadelphia Flower Show, The National Heirloom Expo, and The Pompano Beach Cultural Center.

I have a love thing for yoga (Ashtanga Primary Series) bass guitar, heavy metal, hula hoops, chai lattes, and chihuahuas. I play bass in an all-female rock band called LILITH. I also have a Youtube channel dedicated to rock bass covers, where I post a new one every Wednesday.

My day-to-day life is also captured via vlogs in my Illustration YouTube Channel where I upload a weekly video journal and other fun bits such as Procreate and traditional speed paintings.

I'm currently based between Florida (USA) and Colombia (South America). If you're interested in working with me or just want to say hi please feel free to contact me using the email below or via the contact tab

Love and Light ♥,

Catalina

Hablo Español / Je Parle Français

 

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CONTACT ME

hello(at)catalinavillegas.com

Instagram: @cativillegas


CLIENTS

West Elm

EcoFarm (Ecological Farming Association)

Wrappily

Sioou

Modify Watches

Morroco Swimwear

Hudson Valley Seed Company

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

Vivir en El Poblado

Hulotte

Photocircle



PUBLICATIONS

UPPERCASE Magazine

WeTransfer.com

109World

TaoGraphie (France)

MIID Suface Pattern Lookbook Volume 2

Vivir en el Poblado


EVENTS / EXHIBITS

West Elm - Pop-Up Shops

London Illustration Fair

Graphic Artists Guild Chat Live - Panelist

Staten Island Museum (Seed Stories)

Art on a Postcard / The Hepatitis C Trust

Pompano Beach Cultural Center (Botanica Animalia: Solo Show)

Philadelphia Flower Show

The National Heirloom Expo


MENTIONS / AWARDS

Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search 2015 Top 50 Semifinalist