One day, a father read to his daughter a story about a man that gave a book as a gift to his nephew.
However, the boy (that was more interested in playing with his friends) didn’t care about the gift. The uncle, very persistent, didn’t give up and started reading the story out loud, but replaced the main character name for his nephew’s instead and his friends made part of the story as well.
Surprisingly, the kids got closer to listen to the story with their ears wide open because they were the main characters after all!
And, simple as that, Your Story was born.
Learn more about Your Story talented illustrators
Alexandra is books illustrator, communication designer and now she is specializing in scientific illustration at Aveiro University.
Her interest in illustrating children’s books has been growing and when she’s creating illustrations she explores a vast set of mixed techniques.
Alexandra won some prizes from «Ilustração Contemporânea Portuguesa» in competitions such as «Natureza», «Imaginação», «Mar» and «Inverno».
Diana grew up camping and living in perfect harmony with nature, respecting others (be it trees, people or animals) and learning how to make do with what she had. She is scout since she’s ten years old and loves getting her hands in the dirt as well as eating fresh fruit collected directly from the tree. Diana is fascinated by the world she lives in and, for that reason, each day she tries to make it a better place.
She holds a degree in Equipment Design, however she found out that what makes her really happy is illustration and animation.
Sara is illustrator, designer and singer (only in the shower!).
Works from her studio located in Madrid and that’s where she brings to life her creations, always in good company with music and her mascot, a chubby bunny that is the most critical of them all.
Rita Duque calls herself an «everyday story». She really likes the smell of paper, loves having the shelves full of books, loves chocolate and warm hugs.
Rita was born in Coimbra, Portugal, in a beautiful sunny day, and soon realised that what she really enjoyed was drawing, creating new things and communicating through pictures. Therefore, she studied Communication Design and, today, she works as designer and children illustrator.
In her blog, Asas de Peixe, Rita shares with the rest of the world everything she creates and dreams.
An optimist by nature, Rita Madeira always looks for the good side of things, and loves drawing for as long as she can remember.
She graduated in Communication Design, but children’s illustration has always been the priority in her work.
Sara doesn’t like doing just one thing — besides drawing, she’s an architect, a professional plasticine moulder, an expert in chocolate desserts and a freestyle dancer.
She lives on her bike and never stays long in the same place, but she feels at home wherever she can find sun, trees, books and friends.
Filipa is a visual artist, born in Porto and with a degree by the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto.
In illustration, she found the place to set free her unique childlike imagination and her poetic sensitivity. She reinvents the world in her drawings, while reinventing herself and others.
Being a lover of nature, art, dance and good humour, this artist’s work mirrors a permanent celebration of life, filled with optimism and sensibility.
A communicator by nature, Filipa has also been dedicated to education by sharing knowledge and setting constant challenges in the practice of narrative drawing.
Catarina Vieira was born in Porto in 1992. She has a degree in Graphic Design and a post-grad in Illustration and Digital Animation.
Catarina affirms her expression as an illustrator. She tries to transform a story into an image, giving it life through a selection of colours, shapes and textures.
Her goal is to transport the public into her world, where they can dream and interact.
Let's put a smile on every child's face
Proud creator of Your Story, Diogo is passionate about details that make the difference. He believes that the great quality of Your Story books as well as the provided high level of personalisation is what really stands out and won’t leave anyone indifferent.
He’s a doting father of two little ones, who plays with and unleashes his inner child. With this in mind, he faces his daily routine in the company, whose mission is to bring smiles to every kid all around the world.
Nuno is passionate about meaningful numbers and puts the customer satisfaction in first place.
Completely seduced by the emotion provided by Your Story books, Nuno joined the team with the mission of speed up the accomplishment of a dream that turned out to be a mutual dream.
Nuno is married and father of two beautiful princesses. His family is very enthusiastic with everything that Your Story develops. Every day, with no exceptions, Nuno flies the flag of the company very proudly.
Sofia Oliveira, the enchantress of the group, snakes his magic pen gracefully giving colour and radiance to our brand marketing. With her clinical aesthetic sense, she plays beautifully with words, embracing the entire Your Story community in a big warm hug.
She loves collecting vinyl, loves photographing unknown people in the street and is passionate about horses. With her 1,50 m tall, Sofia seems to be one of the kids that she wants to make smile. She believes that the personalisation is a step forward in the evolution so, in that way, she identified herself with Your Story since her first day in the company.