Hi! I’m Jonara Oliveira
I’m a Canadian illustrator and surface pattern designer
I love books, coffee, old movies, ballet, vintage fashion, art history, and all things cozy.
Let’s grab a coffee!
Maybe you discovered my work on Pinterest or on Instagram. I love sharing my latest creations and discoveries online. Grab a coffee and let’s talk!
I was an Architect in Brazil until moving to Canada in 2014. I studied Visual Arts and Illustration at Alberta University of the Arts and worked a few years with acrylic painting and murals in Calgary, AB.
Everything was new
Starting a new career in a new country was definitely challenging but after my first year drawing, I did my first exhibition!
3 years leading an Art Studio
I managed a group of art studios in Calgary, each one hosted hundreds of students every season!
When I moved to British Columbia in 2021, I decided it was time to design my own products. I wanted to celebrate my family tradition in crafts and I realized I love to be surrounded by fabrics, threads and notions. I started designing textile products, surface patterns and embroidery.
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