Adriana Esquivel’s Illustrations Evoke Positive Feelings

Digital detox is most definitely a challenge, but understanding how to refill your feed with worthy content is in no way easier. Adriana Esquivel’s Instagram page might be a good place to start. Describing herself as an illustrator, graphic designer, and puppy fan, Esquivel strives to infuse her work with humor and warm feels – all those good things we’re craving these difficult times.

Based in Costa Rica, Esquivel’s work as a brand designer allows her to integrate illustration into her pieces, but she also does freelance illustration on the side as well as more personal projects. “Honestly, illustration to me is a form of meditation,” she shared in an interview with Ballpitmag. “It’s a way to disconnect my brain and just be in the moment. I feel like art levels me out, it gives me perspective and makes life more enjoyable.”

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Green hearted 🐒

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Her aim with her work? Make other people happy. “It’s hard to predict how people will react to your work,” she notes, “but I hope it brings people joy. I hope they feel good when they look at it and it bolsters their imagination.”

Naturally, her sunny backdrop also plays a role in her illustrations. “Coming from such a biodiverse place as Costa Rica, of course, I get some of my inspiration from nature,” says Esquivel. “Besides that, I get a lot of references from films, books, and stories in general.”

We highly recommend you follow her on Instagram.

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Haim in Hunter Green

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JK Rowling in Jazzberry

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Festive kitty kisses 🧑✨

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