Monica Obaga’s use of colour is nothing short of the magical. Her illustrations are fairytale-like while retaining the solidity of reality. It’s like her work is calling you to imagine reality in a more surreal, hypnotic manner. She is an absolute delight, an Alice in a big beautiful Wonderland.
Monica Obaga is a Kenyan illustrator and graphic designer, currently based in Los Angeles. Her journey into illustration began with an interest in fashion design and digital media classes. She is an in-house corporate graphic designer with a special interest in projects that promote the diversity of artistic self-expression in the African community.
Up to 2015, the Kenyan illustrator was the founding Head of Digital Marketing at Buni.tv, Africa’s first online VOD channels, and the first to be acquired by a media giant in 2016. She is currently writing and illustrating her first book.
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