Leo Vargas

Leo Vargas

Espírito Santo, Brazil

Biography Interview

Léo Vargas, a Brazilian illustrator and designer residing in Espírito Santo, Brazil, is known for his relaxed artistic style. He has a penchant for vibrant and saturated color palettes, skillfully crafting fun characters, and employing textures, colors, and organic shapes to weave intricate illustrations that narrate compelling stories. Léo draws inspiration from the rich diversity of people and life experiences, constantly pushing boundaries and experimenting with new techniques to enhance his artistic prowess and fuel his creative spirit.

Selected clients

Adobe, JBL, Banco do Brasil, Kinder Chocolate, Flamengo, Danone, Corona, Kraft - KMC

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Advertising, Editorial

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Leo Vargas

Your pronouns

How do you define your identity? Do you identify with (or advocate for) any marginalized communities?
I consider myself brown, I wouldn’t want to yet, but in the near future

3. Where is home?
I lived in Vila Velha, Espírito Santo, Brazil

Describe your style of illustration in one sentence
My style is funny and collorful

What themes do you enjoy exploring?
Diversity, sports and music

What techniques do you use?
Digital illustration and animation

How much of yourself and your own story can we see in your work?
I believe almost everything, because people say I’m fun and spontaneous and that’s what I try to convey with my art

Is there an unmistakable thread in your creative work?
My characters and my color palette

What do you want to be known for?
I would like to be recognized for my characters and color palette, for my style

Which projects excite you most?
Projects that have some social impact on people’s lives and projects that are seen by many people

What is your dream gig?
Any project for Nike or adidas, Leo as a child would be very happy

Where, when and how do you best create?
In my house, with time and a coffee

Name a tool you can’t live without!
Photoshop and procreate

What would you tell your younger self?
Draw more

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