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Joelle Avelino

meet Joelle Avelino

Joelle Avelino is a Congolese and Angolan London based Freelance Artist who works with both traditional and digital methods of drawing and painting. She is greatly inspired by phenomenal women, everyday life and her African heritage. Having grown up in the UK she aims to bring these two worlds together through her work.

She graduated from the University Of Hertfordshire in 2012 with a BA (Hons) in Illustration with Marketing. She went onto working in Marketing for 3 years but after the birth of her little girl she realised that pursuing a creative career was something she had always been passionate about and decided to take the leap and go for it.

She is greatly inspired by phenomenal women, everyday life and her African heritage.

She has since had two picture books published and worked with various different clients such as The Guardian, The BBC and Google's Women in Tech just to name a few.

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Joelle Avelino



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