Anna Marcelo is a Filipino graphic designer and visual artist based in both Manila and New York. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Art History at Pratt Institute.
Design is about creating powerful, playful, and direct solutions. Experimenting, improving, and pushing for clear human-based design is what makes interesting identities and stories. She tackles design problems by mixing both the traditional and contemporary in ways that uphold history and significance of visual styles.
As a visual artist and illustrator, she focuses her work on present-day issues such as mental health, sexuality, and the political climate of the Philippines. A consistent motif in her art is the body and its relation to context; creating a powerful tie between the past and present through the erotic.
She is an active member of the Type Director's Club and Con Artist Collective. She has also completed an illustration residency at Con Artist Collective. Her work has been featured internationally in New York, California, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, and the Philippines. Her zines are available at Uvla Store (Cubao), Kwago (Makati), and Manila Art Post (International).