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Lalalimola is the pseudonym of Spanish illustrator Sandra Navarro (Valencia, 1984). 

Her work has grown constantly from her first years illustrating children’s picture books to the present creating full of life, witty and funny editorial and advertising pieces. With her minimal, expressive and vigorous strokes combined with touches of colour, she can thrill, narrate and make people smile.

Sandra has Bachelor’s Degrees in Advertising and Fine Arts. She worked as a graphic designer until she decided to focus her career on illustration. 

Moreover, she has taught in the Drawing Department of Fine Arts at Polytechnic University of Valencia.  

Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Latin American Illustration, Iberoamérica Ilustra and Bologna Children’s Book Fair.


Sandra works for international publishers, newspapers, magazines, and advertising agencies.

Monthly, she collaborates with Vanity Fair.

Her list of clients includes The New Yorker, The Guardian, LA Times, New York Magazine, El País, The Telegraph, The New York Times, Die Zeit, SZ Magazin, Monocle, Konfekt, Architectural Digest, GQ, Bon Appétit, Harvard Business ReviewPenguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Oxford University Press, UNICEF, Hunter Boots, Warby Parker, Specsavers, Fortnum & Mason, and The Berkeley Hotel, amongst others.


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The illustrations of Lalalimola are alive; her characters, sometimes defined with just two lines, move through the page with the tranquility of living in their own world, in movement and even when we stop looking at them. Her work is detailed, her colors are fun, her style invites the reader to play ... and she meets the deadlines! It's a pleasure to work with her and her drawings never cease to surprise.

Diego Areso, Art Director at El País

Lalalimola brings professionalism and tonnes of fun to her projects, which comes across in her stylish and vibrant illustrations. She approaches the page playfully, with a strong sense of design and has a fantastic and intuitive use of colour. She is a joy to work with, very thorough and diligent when meeting deadlines, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend working with her.

Charlie Bowden, Managing Director at Pickled Ink Illustration Agency

Lalalimola is the illustrator of a lifestyle and opinion fix section of the magazine. We tell her a very simple briefing each month and she contributes to the page with her own bright, colorful and clever point of view. Her drawings enrich the contents making them more attractive and appealing to the reader. It is a pleasure to work monthly with Sandra. And she always meets the deadline!

Sara Ocón, Graphic Editor at Vanity Fair Spain

I worked with Sandra on a picture book called A Home for Gully. We chose her as her samples for the book were so wonderful and she had put together an amazing mood board for her vision for the book. After a lovely face-to-face meeting to discuss the book in Oxford, we saw the book take shape with Lalalimola’s signature retro artwork that was full of style and emotion.

Helen Mortimer, Senior Commissioning Editor at Oxford University Press

Selected Books

Guía Hedonista, written by Jesús Terrés, CulturPlaza, Valencia, 2020.

¿Ésta bien pegar a un nazi?, written by Jaime Rubio Hancock, Libros del K.O., Spain, 2019.

Dos Viejos Caballeros, written by Toño Malpica, Ediciones SM, Spain, 2018.

Matchstick Monkey. Colours: A finger-trail adventure, Penguin Random House, London, 2018.

Noodle Head, written by Giles Andreae, Penguin Random House, London, 2018.

A Home for Gully, written by Jo Clegg, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2017.

¿Quién hay dentro?, written by Mar Benegas, Combel, Barcelona, 2017.

Vovô Gagà, written by Márcia Abreu, Editora Moderna, São Paulo, 2016.

The Great Chocoplot, written by Chris Callaghan, Chicken House, Frome – Somerset, 2016.

If Everything Were Pink, written by Hannah Eliot, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2015.

If Everything Were Blue, written by Hannah Eliot, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2015.

Le pondremos un bigote, written by Mar Benegas, Combel, Barcelona, 2015.

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