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HELLO THERE!

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DID YOU KNOW THAT MY SURNAME,“BUZIO”, IS THE PORTUGUESE WORD FOR A SEASHELL?

(yep, hence the logo!)

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I’m a freelance illustrator and animator with my roots in Porto, my feet in Berlin and a little bit of my heart in Budapest. I’m also a character lover addicted to cinnamon and that cannot help but seeing faces in objects and places everywhere.

I’m open for commissions and collaborations, so feel free to contact me!

Here’s a little bit more about myself:

Born in Portugal (Porto), soon I started drawing on walls (sorry mom!) and as I grew up I knew I wanted to pursue arts. Decided to make it work - you do need perseverance and love to pursue a field where there aren’t many opportunities - I went to communication design at the faculty of Fine Arts in my hometown. And even though I liked it and enjoyed learning with every class I took, after 2 years I realised my passion lay elsewhere: animation.

I then went to Budapest and studied animation there for 8 months. I also end up doing some illustration classes, which led me to my first published book after being one of the 5 selected in a contest, and the rekindling of my interest and passion for illustration, drawing characters with a personality and telling stories with pictures.

When the time came to choose an internship to finish my degree, I packed my bags (and a little part of my huge collection of books and memorabilia) and moved to Berlin.

Here, I was lucky for participating in a feature film (The Congress, by Ari Folman) as an assistant and later as an animator. (on a side note: I’m not sure how I will react when I see my work on the big screen… so if there’s a grown-up girl crying like a baby in the same theatre room as you, say hello!)

I eventually stayed (with an amazing talented group of freelancers at bitteschön.tv) and am now happily working in the two fields I love, enjoying a city with so much to offer and making friends and plans for future collaborations and projects.

If you’d like to discover a little bit more or just keep up with what I do, you can:

more of my work here:

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