About



Ana is an award winning freelance illustrator and multidisciplinary creative.

She has worked as an illustrator internationally with clients such as BBC, Vice and Scholz & Friends, creating characters with a very distinct personal style. Her most notable work is her work for The Tampon Book, which helped change the German law and won several awards at all the major award festivals including a White Pencil in Impact at D&AD, and a Grand Prix at Cannes Lions, attracting worldwide press interest. 

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

Prior to her illustration career, 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. Her work as a creative has won several awards and nominations at Cannes Lions, The Webby Awards, and Promax UK

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.

anacurbelo.hi@gmail.com





Awards

2020 The One Show / CULTURAL DRIVER AWARD
2020 The One Show / Creative Effectiveness / BEST IN DISCIPLINE
2020 The One Show / Direct Marketing / BEST IN DISCIPLINE
2020 The One Show / Public Relations, Community Building / BEST IN DISCIPLINE
2020 The One Show / Packaging / Gold
2020 The One Show / Physical Product / Gold
2020 The One Show / Direct Marketing, Physical Items / Gold
2020 The One Show / Community Building / Gold
2020 The One Show / Innovation in Direct Marketing / Gold
2020 The One Show / Single Country or Region, Consumer, Brand / Gold
2020 The One Show / Non-traditional & Guerrilla Marketing / Gold
2020 The One Show / Physical Items / Gold
2020 The One Show / Brand Voice / Gold
2020 The One Show / Public Relations, Community Building / Gold
2020 The One Show / Innovation in Public Relations / Gold
2020 The One Show / Creative Effectiveness / Consumer / Brand / Bronze
2020 The One Show / Promotional, Booklets & Brochures / Bronze
2020 The One Show / Packaging, Specialty / Merit
2020 D&AD / IMPACT - Design, Entrepreneurs / White Pencil
2020 D&AD / MEDIA - Use of Direct / Yellow Pencil
2020 D&AD / PR - Public Affairs Campaign / Yellow Pencil
2020 D&AD / DIRECT - Direct Product & Service / Yellow Pencil
2020 D&AD / PR - In-Market Campaign / Graphite Pencil
2020 D&AD / PR - Low Budget Campaigns / Wood Pencil
2020 ADC 99th Annual Awards / Brand Communication Design / Best of Discipline
2020 ADC 99th Annual Awards / Brand Communication Design - Promotional, Booklet, Brochure, Catalogue, Press Promotional Kit / Gold
2020 ADC 99th Annual Awards / Packaging Design / Best of Discipline
2020 ADC 99th Annual Awards / Packaging Design, Design for Good / Gold
2020 ADC 99th Annual Awards / Packaging Design, Pharma, Health & Wellness / Gold
2020 Webby Awards / Advertising, Media & PR - Best Launch / Winner
2020 Webby Awards / Advertising, Media & PR - Health, Wellness & Pharmaceutical / Winner
2020 The Art Directors Club Germany / Advertising / Grand Prix
2020 The Art Directors Club Germany / Design - Packaging & Branding / Gold
2020 The Art Directors Club Germany / Design - Buch / Gold
2020 The Art Directors Club Germany / Corporate Publishing / Gold
2020 The Art Directors Club Germany / Promotion - Aktion / Gold
2020 The Art Directors Club Germany / Promotion - Werbemittel / Gold
2020 The Art Directors Club Germany / PR - Public Affairs / Gold
2020 The Art Directors Club Germany / Dialogmarketing - Dialog Mailing / Silver
2020 The Art Directors Club Germany / Dialogmarketing - Dialog Alternative / Silver
2020 The Art Directors Club Germany / Promotion / Silver
2020 The Art Directors Club Germany / Innovative Nutzung von Medien / Silver
2020 The Art Directors Club Germany / PR - Cause Related / Silver
2020 The Art Directors Club Germany / Design - Einzelarbeiten / Collaterals / Silver
2020 The Art Directors Club Germany / Dialogmarketing - Dialog Crossmediale Kampagne / Bronze
2020 The Art Directors Club Germany / Branded Content & Entertainment - Publikationen / Bronze
2020 The Art Directors Club Germany / PR - Corporate & Brand Related / Bronze
2020 The Art Directors Club Germany / Illustration - Werbung / Bronze
2020 New York Festivals / Health & Wellness - Direct & Collateral: Products & Services / Grand Prix
2020 New York Festivals / Health & Wellness - Direct & Collateral: Products & Services / Gold
2020 New York Festivals / Small Budget - Big Idea, Public Relations: Best Use / Gold
2020 New York Festivals / Small Budget - Big Idea, Creative Marketing Strategy & Effectiveness / Gold
2020 New York Festivals / Social Good, Environment & Sustainability, Creative Marketing Strategy & Effectiveness / Gold
2020 New York Festivals / Social, Environmental Good: Brand, Public Relations: Best Use / Gold
2020 New York Festivals / Health & Wellness, Activations & Engagement: Products & Services / Gold
2020 New York Festivals / Women, Positive World Impact: Empowerment / Gold
2020 New York Festivals / Books, Design: Brand Design / Gold
2020 New York Festivals / Social, Environmental Good: Brand, Package & Product Design: Best Use / Gold
2020 New York Festivals / Small Budget, Big Idea, Direct & Collateral: Best Use / Silver
2020 New York Festivals / Civic & Social Education: Brand, Positive World Impact: Public Service / Silver
2020 New York Festivals / Social, Environmental Good: Brand, Avant-Garde, Innovative / Bronze

2020 New York Festivals / Ambient, Actuvation & Engagement: Best Use / Bronze
2020 New York Festivals / Health & Wellness, Public Relations: Products & Services / Bronze
2020 New York Festivals / Small Budget, Big Idea, Activation & Engagement: Best Use / Bronze
2020 New York Festivals / Small Budget, Big Idea, Avant-Garde, Innovative / Bronze
2020 New York Festivals / Package Design, Avant-Garde, Innovative / Bronze
2020 New York Festivals / Brave Work, Brave Client, Activation & Engagement: Best Use / Finalist

2019 Eurobest / Print & Publishing - Publications for good  / GRAND PRIX
2019 Eurobest / Direct - Social Behaviour & Cultural Insight / GRAND PRIX
2019 Eurobest / Design - Books / Gold Winner
2019 Eurobest / Print & Publishing - Commercial Publications / Gold Winner
2019 Eurobest / Direct - Fast Moving Consumer Goods / Gold Winner
2019 Eurobest / Brand Experience & Activation - Use of Print or Outdoor / Gold Winner
2019 Eurobest / Brand Experience & Activation - Fast Moving Consumer Goods / Silver Winner
2019 Eurobest / PR - Public Affairs & Lobbying / Silver Winner
2019 Eurobest / Design - Beauty & Healthcare / Bronze Winner
2019 Eurobest / Print & Publishing - Innovative Use of Print / Shortlisted
2019 Eurobest / PR - Media Relations / Shortlisted
2019 Eurobest / PR Effectiveness / Shortlisted
2019 London International Awards / Health & Wellness: Social Responsibility/Awareness / Gold Winner
2019 London International Awards / Design: Direct Marketing – Consumer / Silver Winner
2019 London International Awards / Non-Traditional: Cosmetics/Toiletries/Pharmaceuticals / Silver Winner
2019 London International Awards / Health & Wellness: Tone of Voice / Bronze Winner
2019 The Finger Awards / Most Effective Comedy / Winner
2019 Epica Awards / Public Relations / GRAND PRIX Winner
2019 Epica Awards / Public Interest - Health & Safety / Gold Winner
2019 Epica Awards / Consumer Direct / Gold Winner
2019 Epica Awards / Public Relations / Gold Winner
2019 Epica Awards / Packaging Design / Silver Winner
2019 LIA Awards / Health & Wellness: Social Responsibility, Awareness / Gold Winner
2019 LIA Awards / Design: Direct Marketing / Silver Winner
2019 LIA Awards / Non-Traditional: Cosmetics, Toiletries, Pharmaceuticals / Silver Winner
2019 LIA Awards / Health & Wellness: Tone of Voice / Bronze Winner
2019 LIA Awards / Health & Wellness: OTC / Finalist

2019 Effie Awards Germany / Highlight / Silver Winner
2019 Clio Awards/ Direct - Print, Mail / Gold Winner
2019 Clio Awards / Branded Content - Print / Gold Winner
2019 Clio Awards / Public Relations - Cause Related / Gold Winner
2019 Clio Awards / Public Relations - Creative Effectiveness / Gold Winner
2019 Clio Awards / Public Relations - Public Affairs / Gold Winner
2019 Clio Awards / Design - Packaging / Silver Winner
2019 Clio Awards / Design - Publishing & Printed Materials / Silver Winner

2019 Clio Awards / Innovation - Medium Innovation / Silver Winner

2019 Clio Awards / Public Relations - Brand Development / Shortlisted
2019 Cannes Lions / PR - Other FMCG / GRAND PRIX Winner
2019 Cannes Lions / Design - Other FMCG / Silver Winner
2019 Cannes Lions / PR - Challenger Brand / Silver Winner
2019 Cannes Lions / Direct - Other FMCG / Bronze Winner
2019 Cannes Lions / Media - Other FMCG / Bronze Winner
2019 Cannes Lions / 8 Shortlist

2019 The Webby Awards People’s Vote / Media & Entertainment / Winner
2018 Cannes Lions / Best Brand Storytelling / Shortlisted
2018 Promax UK / Best use of humour / Gold Winner
2018 Promax UK / Best Social & Digital Partnership / Silver Winner

2018 Promax UK / Best PR or Experiential Stunt / Bronze Winner
2018 Promax UK / Best Use of Social Media Content / Bronze Winner
2018 EBU Connect / Best Fictional Promotion / Gold Winner
2018 EBU Connect / Best Social Media / Shortlisted
2017 Promax UK / Best Social or Digital Campaign / Shortlisted
Selected press:

Digital Arts - The art projects making this 2019 General Election more bearable
Digital Arts - 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
The Guardian - No luxury: book containing tampons is runaway hit
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
Design Calendar - April Issue 2019
Design Calendar - November Issue 2019


Mentor
Ladies Wine & Design London


Exhibitions
Street photography July 2016
Streetwise / Street photography April 2016



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