Maria Coco

Hello, my name is María José Rodríguez Cano. (Mariacoco)

I was born in the north of Mexico, where I graduated from Graphic Design ten years ago. Since then, I worked mostly as a web designer in different ad agencies.

In 2017 I moved to Cambridge to study the MA in Children’s Book Illustration. I found my happy place in the print room and fell in love with screen-printing. Mostly I like using limited colours for my characters and compositions.

My main sources of inspiration come from nature and music, but also from cycling and traveling around the world. I consider myself very lucky to be doing what I love here in Cambridge, and I am excited to continue to develop as an illustrator and author.