Hello, I’m Rita Mendes.

I am a freelance illustrator & designer currently based in the UK.

Since as long as I remember art, in all its forms, is my life passion; the universe of images and sounds, the esthetic of Human creation my main focus.
As a continuous search, I’m always looking for particular details, almost imperceptible signs, on photos, frames or sequences of films, on the environment that surrounds us, the city, the people, the spaces we live in, everywhere, never despising anything – you never know what you’re going to find when you look with persisting attention.
I’m using it continuously on my work, either to collect images or ideas from movies, to take photos of everyday moments and work them for my animations and illustrations, or to sample them and create a new order, balance and weight in narratives that are the result of the fusion between reality and the imaginary, the existing and the speculative.
I live in this world of mine, totally dominated by detail. I only stop when I’m conceptually at peace with the balance between reality and fiction. Only then you know that your work is finished.


01. Illustration

02. Design

03. Editorial Design

04. Concept Development

05. Branding & Identity

06. Print

07. Web Layouts


Please feel free to get in touch with me for commissions or even if you would like
to have a chat.

Contact me → hello@rita-mendes.com