Portrait of Ana Isabel Ramos

My name is Ana Isabel Ramos. I am a creative habits coach living in and working from Lisbon, Portugal.

I coach clients in one-on-one sessions. I teach online and offline about creative habits, knitting, embroidery, sketching and painting.

I write and illustrate picture books and graphic novels. My next picture book will be published in 2024.

I am a visual and UX/UI designer and illustrator and work with clients to create:

• new logos and corporate identity
• magazines and book covers
• digital interfaces like apps and websites.

My training as a designer informs my illustrations, too, and I always have general page and spread composition in mind when I create:

• illustrations for magazines
• children’s books
• graphic novels

I love using my hands to create new things, and I enjoy using embroidery as a medium to illustrate my own stories. My first book, coming out in 2024, was written and illustrated through embroidery by me. Please sign up to receive my weekly newsletter to be the first to know when it is ready for pre-order.

My love for design, for creating things and for sharing them with the world is best shown in my knitwear designs and my embroidery designs. You can purchase my knitting designs here and my embroidery designs here to stitch them yourself.

You can find me on Instagram, LinkedIn, ravelry, and on Anita no Trabalho, the podcast I co-host with my friend Eli about female entrepreneurship (in Portuguese). And you can sign up to receive my weekly letters to peek behind the scenes of the studio.

Here’s how to work with me.

And here are some personal bits: I live in Lisbon, Portugal, with my husband and two daughters. I was raised in Macau, China, where I lived my teenage years with my parents and sisters. When my husband and I started our lives together, we lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Panama City, Panama. We relocated to Lisbon, Portugal, in 2013 and our kids were born here.

I devour books: they are a safe haven for me. Please let me know if you have any book recommendations.

My lovely clients at the Magnolia Inn have said the following about working with me:

“As far as working with Ana, in all honesty she is a pleasure to work with. She does what she says and when she says she will do it. Ana was always prompt when responding to our feedback. She listened to our ideas and incorporated them into the sketches like we wanted. And her sketches are beautiful and fun and detailed with an air of whimsy to them… they’re great”.

By the way, I loved working with them too! And the same is true about working with Maria João, who says:

“O trabalho de design é bastante complexo, pois implica a capacidade de conciliar o trabalho técnico com gostos pessoais do cliente, o que acredito nem sempre seja fácil de conseguir. Ao trabalhar com a Ana, sempre a senti dedicada e bastante preocupada em ir de encontro ao que eu pretendia,conseguindo encontrar soluções criativas e perfeitamente alinhadas com os meus interesses e gostos. Só tenho elogios e recomendo vivamente o seu trabalho!”

Maria João Ceitil, coach, formadora e consultora em Recursos Humanos

My work was featured:


Incomplete client list:

Academia das Ciências de Lisboa (Portugal)
Bloxtor (Portugal)
Revista Prevenir (Portugal)
World Food Programme, United Nations (Panama)
Levend Beriker & Associates (Turkey)
Alta Bering (Canada)
Magnolia Inn (Panama)
Unilever (Portugal)
Rosa&Teixeira (Portugal)
ev+pp arquitectos (Argentina)
Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (Portugal)
Geota (Portugal)