Joelle Avelino is a Congolese and Angolan London-based illustrator. She graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a BA (with honors) in illustration with marketing in 2012. She works with both traditional and digital methods of drawing and painting to create her vibrant and distinctive illustrations. She is greatly inspired by phenomenal women, everyday life, and her African heritage particularly. Having grown up in the UK, Avelino aims to bring these two worlds together through her work.