Bia Watanabe

Artist Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Watercolor, children illustration, stories, quillings.

Brazilian Graphic Designer (2002) graduated at Fine Arts School of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Master (2010) and Doctorin Science (D.Sc.) (2015) in Production Engineering at COPPE-UFRJ.
Experience in teaching arts class for different ages.
Illustrating children books, writing stories and developing Kokoro Studio company. Open to educational and artistic works.

Doutora (2015) e mestre (2010) em Engenharia de Produção pela COPPE, na Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Designer gráfico (2002) pela Escola de Belas da UFRJ.
Experiência em dar aulas de desenho e aquarela para diferentes idades. Ilustrando para livros infantis, escrevendo histórias e desenvolvendo o Kokoro Studio. Aberta para oportunidades artísticas e educacionais.



Kokoro Studio

A Brazilian Studio where we create and produce stories, fantastic worlds and characters for children and young people.

Um estúdio de criação onde desenvolvemos e produzimos histórias, mundo fantásticos e personagens para crianças e jovens.


Atelier Bia Watanabe

Development of my site with blog, shop, portfolio.
Development of illustrations for children’s book and educational project.

Student Representative (volunteer)


Worked as Student Representative at Production Engineering department and at the Deliberative Council of COPPE-UFRJ.


Literacy Project for Young and Adults, COPPE-UFRJ

Worked as a teacher during specific times to promote arts in a literacy class.


Polytechnic School of Engineering

Monitor at the discipline Product Project for students of Production Engineering undergraduate course.


Fine Arts School UFRJ

Worked as monitor of the Bookbinding discipline at Fine Arts school for one semester at Design undergraduate course.


Gráfica UFRJ

Internship as graphic designer at Graphic center of the Federal University.



D.Sc. Production Engineering

D.Sc. studying about images, critical thinking and education. Project about educational image kit about Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro city, Brazil.


Master’s Degree

Master’s degree about theories in design studies. Sustainability, ethics, projects.

Fine Arts School

Graphic Designer


Photoshop watercolor painting bridge illustrator corel draw colored pencils quilling english spanish portuguese french


watercolor cute things quilling education children illustration creation stories



Honor for Colaborating, Literacy Project for Young and Adults COPPE-UFRJ [link]


Honor students, COPPE-UFRJ (Received a award as Production Engineering student during the celebration of 50 years of COPPE) [link]


Scholarship Grade A, FAPERJ (Rio de Janeiro State special scholarship (master’s)) [link]


Scholarship Grade A, FAPERJ (Rio de Janeiro State special scholarship (PhD)) [link]