Maria Ferreira Kercher

I'm a Brazilian Artist currently living in Seattle, US. I am passionate about stories that feature cultural heritage. I also bring specialized experience helping connect foreign cultures with an American audience through well researched costume design focusing on cultural symbolism. I’m very versatile with levels of stylization for animation and am capable of simplifying cultural motifs without compromising the meaning. I understand that choosing and creating effective symbols requires more than just knowledge about history. My expertise is featured in a book, "Talking Threads: Costume Design for Animation, Games, and Illustration", that I've co-written with 4 other costume design specialists. The book will be released this Fall through our publisher Design Studio Press.