Rui Ricardo

Artist Spotlight: Rui Ricardo

Rui Ricardo, a Folio artist, draws on manga influences to create his highly polished illustrations. He often combines cartoon-like exaggerations with magical realism, a technique that his given his artistry an international appeal.

He began honing his skills early on and was first published at the age of fifteen. Ricardo’s love for illustration and comics carried him to university in Porto, Portugal, where he now lives and works.

Ricardo’s illustrious resume includes animation and motion design work for several TV shows, music videos and commercials, as well as editorial work for FHM, Men’s Fitness, The Times, The Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday, GQ, Popular Mechanics, The Guardian, Marketing Week, and many more.

You can see more of Rui Ricardo’s work on his Directory of Illustration portfolio or on his website.

To see more incredible Folio artists, visit their portfolio page on the Directory of Illustration website.




Rui Ricardo Creates Illustrations for Virgin Atlantic 2015 Global Calendar

Portugal-based illustrator and designer Rui Ricardo, represented by Folio, was invited to create illustrations for the Virgin Atlantic 2015 Global Calendar.

From showcasing the beauty of the Caribbean island destinations in January to bringing Cuba alive with rich color through it’s incredible nightlight and culture in July and finally landing in Delhi’s vibrant mass of life and light in November.


Rui Ricardo / Virgin Atlantic


Rui Ricardo / Virgin Atlantic


Rui Ricardo / Virgin Atlantic


Rui Ricardo / Virgin Atlantic

This post originally appeared on the Folio blog.