artist • designer • maker
Zyra Bañez, also known as Aye by her peers is a Filipino artist and multi-disciplinary designer based in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design and Production) at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) with a keen interest in costume design and construction.
An all around creative! Zyra loves to express herself in many different forms, whether it’s on paper, on stage or on screen. She takes inspiration from fashion, animation and pop culture, which are consistently seen in her work despite her ever evolving styles and media.
Her media of choice when it comes to art and illustration are watercolours, gouache and ink as they can create both expressive yet detailed artworks. Recently, Zyra is exploring digital media and crafting in her work.
Her decades of practice in art and illustration along with social media has helped her establish an online following locally and internationally. Zyra also worked and expanded her skills as a graphic designer, social media manager and video editor.
Now, Zyra enters a new scene of costume and set design for theatre and has a blossoming portfolio that showcases the many talents she has in her ever growing creative arsenal. Her background in architecture, graphic design and illustration influences her technical yet expressive approach to design.
Interested in working with Zyra? Get in touch at email@example.com