My name is Raquel and I’m a Portuguese designer and illustrator based near Lisbon. I was born in 1994 and was lucky enough to have a great childhood surrounded by family, friends and nature. I love camping and hiking (I’m also a scout), reading, watching movies, listening to music, audiobooks and podcasts, and, of course, drawing and illustrating.


I studied Communication Design at Lisbon’s Faculty of Fine-Arts and really enjoy working daily as a designer and illustrator because it allows me to get the best of both worlds in my work and make each piece unique.


Currently, I’m mostly focusing on Children’s books and editorial illustration and combining it, when possible, with design.


If you want to contact me please send me an email to hello@raquelrusso.com.  I’m always happy to work on new and challenging projects!