Today we’d like to introduce you to Beatriz Arevalo.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I am from São Paulo, Brazil. I am 23 years old and I have already lived in 3 different countries and my favorite thing is to travel and get to know new people and cultures. When I was 16 years old I moved to Belgium, where I finished High School. For me, my experience in Belgium was life-changing. There I learned more about myself and what I was meant to do. My growing wish to discover the world and innovate has brought me closer to Design.
Back in Brazil, I started my Fashion Design Degree. I graduated with a major in Fashion and Costume Design. I knew there was much more to learn and improve after my studies. I started working as Graphic Designer and I fell in love with this occupation. At that moment I was split between Costume and Graphic Design.
At the beginning of 2017, I moved to Melbourne, FL with my boyfriend. And not very far from there in Cocoa Village, I found an opportunity at the local playhouse, where I could live the “Broadway” experience helping (and learning with) Dan Hill, the wonderful Costume Designer. I am a volunteer there, and Dan trusted me one or two characters in each play to take care. I was responsible for the design and making of the costume. This past season at the Cocoa Village Playhouse we produced “Beauty and the Beast, The Broadway musical”, “Christmas Carol”, “42nd Street” and the “Secret Garden”. At the same time, I joined YNOBE DNA Marketing, where I am the Art Account Executive.
Please tell us about your art.
I have always been involved with different things at the same time, I cannot do one thing. I need to move fast and try different “experiments”. Altogether I have experience working with styling, art direction, event production, photography, fashion design, illustration, Costume for Drag Queens, costume for short films and more. I can say that I am still discovering my art. Every time I am doing something new or working with someone I try to bring my past work experiences to innovate and show a different point of view. But at the same time, I take every opportunity to learn new things with people’s experiences.
I am a very visual and creative person. Everything I do as a costume designer or graphic designer I try to tell people a story.
At the Cocoa Village Playhouse, I designed and created Babette’s costume from Beauty and The Beast, a Ghost from “Link by Link” scene on “Christmas Carol”, two showgirls in the “Dames” scene on “42nd Street” and one of Mary Lennox dresses on “The Secret Garden”. There is always a detailed research about the character, the period and the materials.
At YNOBE DNA we try to bring our clients the best marketing experience with unique branding, branded collateral materials, press placement, photoshoots and event experiences.
Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
Take all the opportunities you have to learn, get to know people, share experiences, create memories and travel. At the end of the day, everything is about the memories and the people you meet in your journey. You are going to create your legacy, it can be a painting, a costume, beautiful pictures or just the amazing memory of you. The only thing that matters is to go, risk it all and do what you love.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
They can follow me on Social Media at @biaarevalo and @ynobe.dna. But most importantly they can go and support local theaters as the Cocoa Village Playhouse. http://www.cocoavillageplayhouse.com/.
- Website: www.ynobedna.net
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @biaarevalo
1. D-drag Magazine: Art Direction, Styling, and Photography: Beatriz Arevalo / Conception: Beatriz Arevalo, Anna Fetsis, Bianca Guerra and Marina Sawaya.
2. Capezio Catalog: Art Direction, Styling, and Photography: Beatriz Arevalo / Clothes: Capezio
3. Costume Illustration by Beatriz Arevalo for “Link by link ghost” – Christmas Carol at the Cocoa Village Playhouse
4. D-drag Magazine: Art Direction and Conception: Beatriz Arevalo / Styling and Fashion Design: Beatriz Arevalo, Anna Fetsis, Bianca Guerra and Marina Sawaya / Photography: Bianca Guerra / Graphic Design: Marina Sawaya
5. Jonathan Goforth Photography – Babette’s costume by Beatriz Arevalo / Danielle Montalvo as Babette and Jason Crase as Lumiere / Lumiere’s costume by Dan Hill / Cocoa Village Playhouse
6. Jonathan Goforth Photography – Mary Lennox’s costume by Beatriz Arevalo / Katie Hjortsberg as Mary Lennox and Jason Crase as Dickon /Dickon’s costume by Dan Hill / Cocoa Village Playhouse
7. Jonathan Goforth Photography – Pink showgirl costume by Beatriz Arevalo / Shannon Reid as the Pink showgirl / Cocoa Village Playhouse
8. Jonathan Goforth Photography – Aqua showgirl costume by Beatriz Arevalo / Tara Giovannonne as the Aqua showgirl / Cocoa Village Playhouse.