About Me

I’m a professional illustrator and designer specializing in illustration and surface design.

Born and raised in El Salvador, in the heart of Central America I work for both local and international clients.

I live in a tiny two rooms apartment, one is for me and the other one is my art studio. Is a very simple space, with a nice big window in front of my drawing table who provides a nice amount of natural light. When I wake up and see through my window I have in front of my eyes a monumental volcano and in my neighbor’s back yard a spectacular tree of mangoes, I’m lucky to live in the tropics, I’m surrounded of an exuberant nature, so I have the opportunity to observe a lot of volcanoes, lakes, flowers, trees, seeds, animals, bugs, people, colonial towns, artisans, etc.

Besides of that I always have with me my sketchbook, my water brushes and my perlees.

I draw every single day, wherever I am. Generally, Sundays is the day that I spend illustrating properly. I feel more comfortable using wet techniques, preferably watercolor and inks.

I spend my days teaching, at the gym and training aikido, drawing, illustrating and sharing time with my amazing dog Chilaquila, a little Chihuahua who has a strong personality. She is my beloved companion during my working nights.

Contact Me

I'm Larisa

With over 20 years of professional experience I had worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in the areas of Brand Identity, Packaging, and Coffee table book design and illustration. But… many years after I discover surface pattern design as a way to apply my illustrations.

I had sold my creations for apparel, Home decor, paper products, branding industries, among others. As a way to participate in the development of my community, I had been teaching at top universities in my country for the past 20 years. Deeply passionate about illustration and drawing, I think that during rough times, some people write, but I prefer to draw. I love illustrations because they are worth a thousand tears or a million smiles. To me, there is no better way to express feelings!

All art is available for license or purchase. To see more of my extensive collection please contact me at larisa@larisahernandez.com




My work is available for licensing and for commission work.


I love children illustration or scientific illustration floral and animals as well.


I’m currently a design professor at top university in my country.

A little more about me

I am currently working as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, exporting my work to different industries in the United States.
I am also Selling my artwork as a product on Society6.

Another passion in my life is to teach. I really enjoy sharing time with young people avid to learn. They are my students from “Fundación Forever” program. They visiting our university once in a week to learn about visual literacy.

I'll see you at Blue Print Show

Come to @blueprintshows I have more designs to show!!!!

500 W. 36th Street, New York, NY, 10018. May 20-23 2019