Isabel Roxas is an illustrator, designer, aspiring ceramicist and avid reader.
She was born in Manila, Philippines, was raised on luscious mangoes, old wives’ tales, and monsoon moons. She now works in a former pencil factory in Brooklyn where she writes and illustrates stories, designs books and creates small objects in clay and resin.
She has illustrated several books for young readers, including Goodnight Songs by Margaret Wise Brown (Sterling Books, 2014), Let Me Finish! by Minh Lê (Disney-Hyperion) and Day at the Market by May Tobias-Papa (Adarna House, 2008), winner of the Philippine National Book Award.

Isabel is a frequent contributor to Babybug and Ladybug Magazine. Her work has been recognized by American Illustration, HOW Magazine and 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration.
Her latest picture book, The Littlest Viking written by Alexandra Penfold (Knopf) comes out in January 2018.
Follow her on Twitter @studioroxas and Instagram @studioroxas.

Selected Clients
Knopf | Disney Hyperion | Greenwillow Books | Dial Books for Young Readers | Sterling Publishing | Ladybug Magazine | Babybug Magazine | Adarna House | Tahanan Books for Young People | National Book Development Board (NBDB) | AFCC Publications | Philippine Board on Books for Young People


Exhibitions
2016 Saturday Fun Machine | 20 Square, Silverlens Galleries, Manila
2013 For Only the Lonely | Gallery Sequel, Tokyo
2011 Keen City | SLab, Silverlens Galleries, Manila
2010 Maude and Marie | 20 Square, Silverlens Galleries, Manila
2008 Stories of Hope and Fear | Store for All Seasons, Manila
Talks

2017 National Children’s Book Day Philippines | The CCP | A Word on Stories
2017 PBBY Summit | UP Toyota Auditorium | Illustrating from my Pond and Beyond
2017 The UNconference| Darien Library | Diversity Panel
2014 INKfest | 10 Alabama, Manila | This Much I Know (Best Practices for Aspiring Illustrators)
2013 Untitled | Pratt Institute, New York | Self-Promotion for Wallflowers
2012 AFCC Asian Festival of Children’s Content| Singapore | Taking a Line for a Walk 
2008 Global Youth Exchange | Tokyo | Japanese Pop Culture & its Influence on Philippine Design
2005 Lopez Museum Children’s Book Workshop | Manila | The Picture Book Dummy