Hello, my name is Mau Prada, and I am an illustrator born in Bogotá, Colombia. In 2005 I moved to California, and I have been living in the Bay Area ever since. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in Animation/Illustration from San Jose State University. I currently live and work from my home studio under the supervision of my four cats (Symphony, Melody, Tuki & Cookie)
My art is influenced by Mid-century Modern designers, illustrators of the early 20th century, animation industry artists and children book illustrators. I also draw inspirations from my travels and my childhood obsessions and memories. My aim is to create original, beautiful, and colorful illustrations that make people smile, and appreciate the elegance of simplicity.
At the moment I am working on a fun color-themed memory game, which will be released next year.
When I am not drawing or painting, you can find me spending time with my family and cats, reading, watching classic Hollywood films and musicals, having a nice cup of tea, going for afternoon walks, planning future trips, solving jigsaw puzzles, playing board games and sometimes cooking.