Eugenia Mello is a Brooklyn based award-winning illustrator, art director, and author from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She draws inspiration from the sounds and textures of her childhood travels throughout Latin America. Her illustrations, infused with motion and music, burst forth with vibrant colors and dynamic compositions, radiating vitality and joy.

Eugenia's ability to translate rhythm into visuals has garnered recognition from prestigious institutions, including the Silver Cube from the 2020 Art Directors Club of New York, the Silver Medal in the Editorial Category at the Society of Illustrators 62, and the Gold Medal in the Institutional Category at the Society of Illustrators 60 Competition. She has also received awards from the Society of Illustrators in LA, Communication Arts Illustration Annual's Best-In-Show award, and a bronze medal from the 3x3 Illustration competition.

Since receiving an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, she has collaborated with leading industry giants such as Apple, Nike, MTV, Patagonia, The New York Times, Etsy, and the Guggenheim Museum. Eugenia has also worked with organizations like Planned Parenthood, Pathfinder International, and the Immigration Area of the Mayor's Office of New York. As a storyteller, she has also authored and Illustrated a picture book ('Moving,' published in 2020) and illustrated 3 other published titles up to date.

Eugenia is actively involved as a Board Member at the prestigious Society of Illustrators in NY. In 2022, she had the honor of being appointed Chair of the 65th Annual Competition at the Society of Illustrators, and in 2023 she was distinguished as President of the Jury in the Illustration category at the 103rd Art Director’s Club Awards. She has also participated as a jury member in various Illustration competitions, including the Latin-American Design Awards (LAD Awards) and the Hiii Illustration International Illustration Competition.

As an educator, Eugenia is a professor at the School of Visual Arts (NYC), teaching narrative illustration in the BFA Illustration Program, and at the BFA Design Program at CUNY Queens College imparting Illustration Principles.

Beyond her achievements and recognitions, Eugenia Mello's art remains a profound reflection of her Latin-American roots, as well as a quest to visually represent diverse, strong female and minority-led communities and their collective experiences as an effort to foster and nurture belonging.

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Jury President at ADC 103rd Awards- Illustration Category - 2024

Jury Member - Hiii Illustration 2023 - Illustration Awards.

Chair - Illustration Annual Competition - 2022 - Society of Illustrators

Co-Chair - Illustration Annual Competition - 2021 - Society of Illustrators

Jury - Art Directors Club 101st Awards -Illustration Category - 2022

Jury - Illustration Annual Competition | Institutional Category - 2019 - Society of Illustrators

Jury - Student Scholarship Competition - 2019 - Society of Illustrators


Silver Cube - 2020 - Art Directors Club of New York 

Silver Medal -Society of Illustrators 62 - Editorial Category

Gold Medal - Society of Illustrators 60 - Institutional Category

Bronze Medal - 3x3 Magazine Annual Competition.

Communication Arts Illustration Annual 62 - Winner BEST IN SHOW

Communication Arts Illustration Annual 61 - Winner

Communication Arts Illustration Annual 60 - Winner

Communication Arts Illustration Annual 59 - Winner

Society of Illustrators 61, Selected (Uncomissioned, Institutional and Editorial Categories)

Applied Art Awards 2018 - Winner

Creative Quarterly 50 - Winner

3x3 Magazine n.14 Professional Show - Merit

3x3 Magazine n.14 Student Show -  Merit

Latin American Illustration 5 - Selected

Society of Ilustrators 59 - Selected Institutional & Uncomissioned

Will Eisner Sequential Art Award, Alumni Scholarship 2017

AKA NYC Competition, Finalist

Adobe Design Achievement Award 2014 Semifinalist

Selected Clients

Apple, Patagonia NYC, Planned Parenthood, Quora, Etsy, The Mayor’s Office of NY, TED, Honda, MTV, LOLA, Airbnb, Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Heggerty Phonemic Awareness, Pathfinder International.

Studios & Agencies
GiantSpoon, KOTO Studio, Bondir Studio,  Rubric Studio, DemoDuck.

The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Shopify, Medium, The New Republic, Egon Zehnder,
W42st Magazine, Revista OHLALA.

Enchanted Lion Books, Chronicle Books, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, Rebel Girls, Victionary.


SOI Annual no.62, 2020
SOI Annual no.61, 2019
SOI Annual no.60, 2018
Applied Arts Magazine, 2018
Communication Arts Illustration Annual 59, 2018
Creative Quarterly 50, 2018 SOI Annual no.59, 2017
3x3 Magazine no.14, 2017
Latin American Illustration Annual n.5, 2017
Pocimas y Brebajes para un Corazon Azul (Potions and Spells for a Blue Heart), Wolko Editores, Bs. As. Argentina. 2017. Revista WITOLDA, 2017
Anuario de Ilustradores no.7,8,9,10 (Illustrators Yearbook). Juana Azurduy Editores, Bs.As, Argentina. 2013-2014-2015-2016.
Revista Göoo #12 Cosmos, 2012
Terrorismo Gráfico, 2007.

La Fuerza. - ‘Strength’. Centro Cultural Recoleta. Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Solo Exhibition) The Philanthropy poster project. Supported by The Stavros Niarcos Foundation. Manhattan, NYC (Group Exhibition)

Moving - Pop-up Show @ Suzette Lavalle Shop. Brooklyn, NY. (Solo Exhibition)
MFA Thesis Show - SVA Chelsea Gallery. NYC, USA (Group Exhibition)
SUDESTADA 100. CCRecoleta. Buenos Aires, Argentina.  (Group Exhibition)
Society of Illustrators Annual Show, New York City, USA. (Group Exhibition)

Illustrators Yearbook Exhibition, La Confitería, Buenos Aires (Group exhibition) The Book Show, SVA Gramercy Gallery, New York, NY (Group exhibition) 6th SNF Annual International Conference on Philanthropy  SNF Cultural Center, Athens, Greece. (Group Exhibition) GONE – Exhibition Based On a Short Story by Jack Ketchum, SVA Gramercy Gallery, NYC. (Group Exhibition)

Illustrators Yearbook Exhibition, Carne y Hueso, Buenos Aires (Group exhibition) Botánica, Espacio Cabrera, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Group Exhibition)
Jungle of Portraits, Jungla, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Group exhibition)
Mujer, El Quetzal, Buenos Aires, Argentina. ( 4 Woman Group Exhibition)

Illustrators Yearbook Exhibition, La Cazona, Buenos Aires (Group exhibition) SVA Illustration Summer Residency Show, Gramercy Gallery, NYC (Group exhibition)

Expressions INVISTA LYCRA®, ArtexArte Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Group Exhibition) Bello Abril Portraits,  Besares Cultural Center, Buenos Aires. (3 Woman Group Exhibition) Portraits, San Nicolas Social y Cultural, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (3 Woman Group Show)

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