Sandra Rilova

She was born in the Spanish countryside and now lives and works as a freelance illustrator in Burgos, Spain.  She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, and graduated in the cycle of illustration of the Escola EINA, in Barcelona. She began her career as an illustrator in 2017. During these years she has had the opportunity to work on commercial campaigns, editorial illustration, publishing, book covers and recently he has been part of the new Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense, Denmark, illustrating passages from his life and some of his best-known works. Furthermore, with her illustrations, she has been part of the documentary film Comuneros, directed by Pablo Garcia Sanz, 2021.
She has published several illustrated books such as The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin, Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder and published by The Folio Society or Transformations by Anne Sexton.
Her work is full of contrasts, sensitive and graphic. Although her speciality is illustration, she also likes to give life to her art through animation and motion design.
Los Muertos de James Joyce. Catedral Books, 2022.
El País de los Niños Perdidos de Gustavo Martín Garzo. Siruela, 2022.
Transformaciones by Anne Sexton. Nórdica Libros, 2020.
Sophie’s World  by Jostein Gaarder. Published by The Folio Society. 2019. 
Donkeyskin. Charles Perrault. Retold by Sofia Rhei. Nevsky Books, 2017.
The Queen of Spades. Alexandr Pushkin. Nevsky Books, 2016.
Selected clients: Google, Pottermore, Facebook, Hans Christian Andersen Museum, The Folio Society, Penguin Random House, Editorial Planeta, Ayuntament de Barcelona, Tusquets, Nórdica, Siruela, Travel & Leisure, Telos magazine.
Prizes & Awards:
Finalist at the 56th edition of 2022 Bologna Children’s Book Fair (BCBF)
Finalist in the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition 2020
Shortlisted in the Book Illustration category at the V&A Illustration Awards 2020
Finalist in the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition 2018 
Finalist in the Silent Book Contest 2018Gianni De Conno Award 
Selected for the World Illustration Awards. WIA 2017
Chosen at Latin American Ilustración 5
Selected at Ilustrarte 2016 – 7th Biennial of Children’s Book Illustration
Selected on the VI Iberoamerican Catalog of Illustration  2016