Hello! I am a Taiwanese American illustrator for children’s publications living in California, and an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI).

My artwork combines painterly textures with detailed lines to bring life and movement to characters and settings. In all my work, I aim to inspire a sense of fun, freedom, and hope.

Projects that excite me are picture books, graphic novels, and illustrated middle grade stories featuring themes like:

  • Nature, environmental-friendliness, and animals (especially education and awareness)
  • Intergenerational relationships
  • Travel, adventure and friendship
  • Emotional learning and diaspora experiences

Thank you very much for taking the time to learn more about me.

Please reach out to my agent – Tara Gonzalez – if you would like to work together on a book.


For publishing inquiries please contact Tara Gonzalez at the Erin Murphy Literary Agency: tara@emliterary.com

Other business inquiries: martina@martinalo.com

(PLEASE NOTE: I am only accepting traditional publishing book projects at this time.)

Follow me on instagram! @martinaloart

  • Notables
    • Featured Illustrator for SCBWI August of 2021
    • Honors Awards for SCBWI MayFest Portfolio Showcase 2021
    • SCBWI SF Illustrators Day Graphic Novel Submission Winner 2021

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