My name is Cara.

Some people call me Ramona.

I am currently a freelance art director and illustrator from Manila, Philippines.

I was the art director for a kids' magazine for 7 1/2 years—and it was some of the most AWESOME years of my life—but then I decided I needed to step out of my comfort zone and give working for myself a shot. (It's a lot of pressure. My boss has set really high expectations for myself.)

In the two years that I've been a freelancer, I've managed to start my own business where I sell stickers, enamel pins, postcards, and shirts that I have designed myself. It started out as an online shop but I now consign at five different stores within Metro Manila and one in San Juan, La Union, a popular surf town northwest of Manila. You can check out my online store here!

Aside from drawing and designing, I enjoy spending time outdoors, watching documentaries on food and culture, and discovering new cafes or restaurants where I can make more art or brainstorm creative projects with friends.

Want to work together?