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Marly Gallardo '15/IL

Marly Gallardo Illustration,
Brooklyn, New York

Instagram @marlygallardo

From Hashtags to a Career

Marly Gallardo is an award-winning and internationally recognized illustrator, whose work has been featured by Forbes, Nylon, and AI-AP. Her work has appeared in campaigns and editorial publications for The New York Times, United Nations, ESPN, MTV, Variety, among others. Being Ecuadorian-American, her bicultural upbringing influences the distinct perspective that much of her work takes. She is interested in the impact the smartphone age has on everyday life and credits the device as a career launching tool. After graduating from RISD in 2015 she jumpstarted her own career through social media and has been working as an illustrator in New York City ever since.

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