Aye Zyra Bañez.

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 hello@zyrabanez.com

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Premier Pro
Adobe After Effects


Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | Tim Lawson, Michael Harrison & Really Useful Group | 2022
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Dir. Laurence Connor
    • Costume Alterations
Not Now, Not Ever | Michael Cassel Group | 2022
On stage with Julia Gillard
Host: Indira Naidoo
    • Wardrobe Assistant
Hamilton | Michael Cassel Group | 2022
Music: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Dir. Thomas Kail 
    • Wardrobe Secondment
    • Wardrobe Maintenance
The Picture of Dorian Gray | Sydney Theatre Company | 2022
Dir. Kip Williams
    • Swing Dresser
Crazy Fun Park | ABC ME | 2022
Dir. Nicholas Verso
    • Wardrobe Secondment
Urinetown | VCA Music Theatre | 2022
Dir. Trudy Dunn
    • Costume Designer
Rats on Cocaine Prefer Jazz | VCA Devised | 2022
Psychic Cynthia & the Good Omens
    • Set and Costume Designer
A Stretch of the Imagination | VCA Master of Theatre (Directing) | 2021
Dir. Andrew Signor
    • Set and Costume Designer
    • Costume Maker
The Hello Girls | VCA Music Theatre | 2021
Dir. Jason Langley
    • Costume Assistant Maker
Cripple of Inishmaan | VCA Theatre | 2020
Dir. Georgina Naidu
    • Costume Crew
Baccarat | VCA Devised | 2020
German Romantics
    • Workshop Crew
The World That Was | VCA Devised | 2020
    • Workshop Crew