RMCAD Faculty

brizida magro

Brizida Magro, MFA

Brizida is a Boulder, Colorado based illustrator, but is originally from Portugal. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Brigham Young University and a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Utah State University. As a children’s book illustrator, she loves bringing stories to life. She enjoys simplicity, paper collage, wee characters, vibrant colors, and all things patterns. Her teaching philosophy is rooted in understanding individual approaches, facilitating experimentation, guiding intuition and reflective critique, and having some fun in the process.

She loves helping students build their final portfolio and seeing them focus on one specific market. Brizida finds joy seeing students she had early on in their school journey and how much they have grown while at RMCAD. When she isn’t teaching, you can find Brizida rock climbing, wandering the world, and bringing stories to life.

Recent Exhibitions, Significant Work, or Publications:
Brizida is an award winning Children’s Book Illustrator. She was a part of the 2023 Society of Illustrators 65 Annual Exhibition, included in the 2023 Barnes & Noble Children’s and YA Book Awards Shortlist, and was the 2022 SCBWI National Winter Conference: Portfolio Showcase Grand Prize Winner. Her growing list of clients includes: Green Willow, Harper Collins, Walker Books Scholastic UK, knopf, and Nancy Paulsen.

Course Credentialing
IL 1200 – Freshman Drawing Portfolio Review for Illustrators, IL 2520 – Illustration Media, IL 2575 – Illustration I, IL 3000 – Illustration Junior Portfolio Review, IL 3595 – Illustration II, IL 3650 – Children’s Book Illustration I, IL 3850 – Digital Illustration I, IL 3895 – Illustration III, IL 4450 – Illustration Marketing, IL 4551 – Digital Illustration II, IL 4640 – Typography for Illustration, IL 4650 – Children’s Book Illustration II, IL 4900 – Illustration Graduation Portfolio I, IL 4995 – Illustration Graduation Portfolio II, ILD 1010 – Fundamentals of Illustrative Design, ILD 2000 – Illustrative Design Sophomore Portfolio Review ILD 3000 – Illustrative Design Junior Portfolio Review, ILD 3601 – Illustrative Design Internship Part I, ILD 3602 – Illustrative Design Internship Part II, ILD 4980 – Senior Illustrative Design Seminar, ILD 4990 – Illustrative Design Graduation Portfolio.

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