Debora Adachi is a Brazilian-Japanese Dublin-based illustrator. She is a FAB Prize 22 Highly Commended Illustration Winner. She is also a Pathways 2022-2024 Alumni, an illustration program that supports a diverse group of talented artists hoping to be the next generation of children’s illustrators.
Originally graduated in architecture, she blends her design and technical skills with her passion for visual storytelling, bringing about a perfect marriage of her two passions. Since she decided to change careers, she has been working as a Background Artist for Animation and as a freelance illustrator, specializing in children’s publishing.
She is predominantly a digital illustrator but loves to sketch with traditional media. Her artwork is whimsical, painterly and impressionistic. Her diverse cultural background inspires her in creating illustrations that celebrate diversity. Family, belonging, heritage and identity are themes that she’s drawn to.