Ana is an award winning freelance multidisciplinary creative and illustrator.

Her work as a creative focuses on concept creation, coming up with innovative ideas for online, editorial and advertising content, as well as art directing 360 campaigns.

She was headhunted by the BBC at D&AD New Blood. She has worked for some of the most important BBC programmes and events, including Blue Planet, Peaky Blinders, and Top Gear. She has photographed festivals for BBC Pictures; art directed and overseen festival productions for Radio 1; created social content for the snap General Election for BBC News and directed talent on several shoots e.g. Kit Harington, Aidan Turner, Coldplay. Her work has won several awards and nominations at Cannes Lions, The Webby Awards, and Promax UK

She has worked as an illustrator internationally with agencies such as Scholz & Friends and Vice, creating characters with a very distinct personal style. Her most notable work is her work for The Tampon Book, which won several awards at Cannes Lions 2019, including a Grand Prix, attracting worldwide press interest.

Her background is in design and photography.

For more serious talk, find her on LinkedIn, or to see her day-to-day life, stalk her personal Instagram.

Please drop an email for illustration / painting sales or commissions.


Always open to collaborations with other creatives.


Grand Prix Winner, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze, 8 Shortlisted / Cannes Lions
Winner / Media & Entertainment / The Webby Awards People’s Vote
Shortlisted / Best Brand Storytelling / Cannes Lions 
Gold winner / Best use of humour / Promax UK
Silver winner / Best Social & Digital Partnership / Promax UK
Bronze winner / Best PR or Experiential Stunt / Promax UK
Bronze winner / Best Use of Social Media Content / Promax UK
Gold winner / Best Fictional Promotion / EBU Connect
Shortlisted / Best Social Media / EBU Connect
Shortlisted / Best Social or Digital Campaign / Promax UK


Like Monkeys on a Rock / Street photography July 2016
Streetwise / Street photography April 2016

Selected press:

The Guardian - No luxury: book containing tampons is runaway hit
Digital Arts Online - Amazing illustrators on the body-positive art breaking female taboos
Creative Boom - The creative team railing against the tampon tax by hiding sanitary products in a beautifully illustrated book
El País - Un libro lleno de tampones para pagar un IVA reducido
Vogue - Why This Protest Tampon Book Is Flying Off The Shelves
Stylist Magazine  - A book with 15 free tampons inside it has sold out for this political reason
The Irish Times - Book containing tampons becomes a bestseller
Melville House - Packaging tampons as books: the subversive new way to avoid a sexist tax

Ana Curbelo                  anacurbelo.hi@gmail.com

London, United Kingdom