Hola! I'm a Colombian illustrator and designer based in London UK.
ivonneyavapa is both my artistic name and abbreviation of my full name Ivonne Yanet Vargas Pachón (Yes, in South America we use both parent's surnames) I love to create unique characters inspired by my heritage, working with vibrant colours, hand mark-making patterns shapes and ink brush drawings.
I completed a degree in Fashion Design in Bogotá but decided to pursue my career in Art and moved to the UK in 2007 where I completed a BA degree from the University of Westminster in Illustration and Visual Communication and graduated with an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Arts in 2017. I was awarded a distinction for Nami Island International Picture Book Illustration Concours and I am currently exhibiting for Transport For London Art on the Underground since 2015.
I work on commissions and picturebooks with clients including Barbican Centre where I run art workshops for the Family Film Club.