Berta Vallo

Berta was born in 1995 in Budapest, Hungary, where she spent the first 18 years of her life. Coming from a background focused on the classical understanding of European humanities, she specialised in world literature and media studies during her early education. These interests and a love for drawing pushed her towards traditional animation making in the studio of Oscar-winning animator Ferenc Rófusz at the Art School of Buda. After 2 years of frequenting Rófusz’s workshop she took up life drawing and Graphic Design courses in 91. Studio where she was taught by painter Rita Kopek. In 2014 began her BA on Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins, specialising in illustration in her second year.  Berta simultaneously started to work at Kristjana S Williams Studio as a Junior Designer where she worked on visuals for the Rio Olympics amongst others.

Berta has been featured in the ‘Christmas Carol Reimagined’ group exhibition in the Charles Dickens Museum. During her time at Central Saint Martins and working in the studio she started to take up freelance commissions and opened my first solo show ‘Pixels’ in the WSSZ Gallery in Budapest, January 2017. She finished her university studies with First Class Honours and her degree show work among other pieces was purchased by the Central Saint Martins Museum. She has been picked by Computer Arts Magazine and Creative Bloq as one of the most promising graduates of 2017 and her illustrations have been featured in National Geographic, Elle, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan magazines.