Isabel Roxas is an author/illustrator, indie publisher, ceramicist and avid reader.
She was born in Manila, Philippines, was raised on luscious mangoes, old wives’ tales, and monsoon moons. She is a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and graduated with a Masters in Communications Design from Pratt Institute. She is now based in NYC where she writes and illustrates stories, designs books, bakes delicious things and creates small objects out of clay and resin.
Isabel has illustrated several books for young readers, including Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly (2018 Newbery medal winner), Let Me Finish! by Minh Lê  (named an NPR Best Book of 2016and Day at the Market by May Tobias-Papa (2010 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 debut comic book for young readers, The Adventures of Team Pom: SQUID HAPPENS will publish in June 2021.
Isabel is a member of The Society of Illustrators, SCBWI and Ang INK (Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan).
She also publishes artist books and zines for children under the imprint Little Big Time Press.
Follow her on Twitter @studioroxas and Instagram @studioroxas.

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

2019 Picture This! The Art of Children's Books | Nassau County Museum of Art, NY
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

2017 Keynote speaker for National Children’s Book Day Philippines | The Cultural Center of the Philippines | 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