About



Ana is an award winning freelance illustrator and multidisciplinary creative.

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 helped change the law and won several awards at Clio Awards and Cannes Lions 2019, including a Grand Prix, 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 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

Always open to collaborations with other creatives.


Awards

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 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


Mentor
Ladies Wine & Design London


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


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



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London, United Kingdom