we are a collaborative illustration studio founded by husband-and-wife duo Alejo Porras de los Rios and Vivian Hansen de los rios, currently located in atlanta, ga and working for clients within the us & internationally.
We love creating illustrations within Publishing and Editorial, and sharing our adventures as a family.
Alejo, a native of Costa Rica, first studied and worked as a graphic designer before realizing his true passion was in drawing and storytelling. He came to the U.S. in 2014 to pursue his Masters in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and ended up pursuing a girl, too. Luckily for both of them, she said yes. Alejo enjoys working in pen and ink, scratchboard, and good ol' pencil and sketchbook. He is inspired by artists ranging from old school traditionalist Gustave Dore to modern-day artists like Nicolas Delort and Dan Mora; he is also inspired by the storytelling artistry of The Bible Project animation series. His other interests include music (check out his tunes here), animation, learning languages, mentoring, and cooking for his wife.
Vivian, a native of south Mississippi, found her passion for art while studying in Ireland her junior year of high school. Unsure of how best to make a career of her talents, she spent some years traveling, studying, and gathering stories. After teaching English in Japan, she returned to the U.S. to also attend SCAD for Illustration, fatefully bumping into Alejo in the Illustration building one early morning near the end of her degree. Vivian enjoys working in a range of mediums, frequently turning to watercolor and pens for illustration work and oil on canvas for more "fine" art pursuits. Some of her favorite artists are Alphonse Mucha, Beatrix Potter, and James Gurney. Her other interests include writing stories, Irish fairy lore, traveling on a dime, trying to not kill her plants, and eating the food Alejo cooked for her. It's very tasty.
They were blessed with the birth of their first child in October 2018. They haven’t slept since then, but insist they are very happy.
Photos by Singell&Company