Manu Montoya


Manu was born in Medellín, Colombia in 1990.

She Studied Graphic Design and Advertising at the University of Medellín in her home town and Art Direction in ELISAVA in Barcelona where she actually lives.

She grew up both in the city and the country, and spent most of her childhood drawing, playing with plants, animals and exploring the woods.

Manu has worked for advertising agencies such as DDB and McCANN Worldgroup and as a children illustrator for SM editorial, Cruïlla, Penguin Random House and others.

She loves working with gouache, colored pencils, ink and digital media; Her favourite technique is collage.

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The Mysterious Benedict Society Book Series


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Book Dedications by Manu Montoya

  • To my family
    Free for You and Me: What Our First Amendment Means