Anjo Bolarda is a self-taught artist based in Manila, Philippines. He grew up with japanese influences and vintage cartoons. He calls his style “Sukiyaki-Western” a marriage of Japanese art and Western graffiti and low brow illustrations. Anjo worked with a list of clients namely Facebook, Nike, Tiger Translate, Ogilvy, Yahoo Southeast Asia, National Arts Council of Singapore, Nestle, etc. making him as one of Philippines top illustrators. His works has been recognized around the world, showcasing works on galleries in Japan, Shanghai, Singapore, France, Belgium, Germany, New York, Spain and recently in Hong Kong . Anjo is the co-founder of Designers of Asia. a collective of Asian illustrator and designers which aims to discover and promote asian artists and he’s also an active contributor of Get Freaky, an illustration magazine based in France. Currently he’s focused on helping to enhance the art and design community through 98B and Behance Philippines.
Anjo is now spending his time doing arts full-time and collaborating with different artist on the side, Lately he joined an artist duo named Project FreeFlow along with his buddy Martojaks Wayleon, a concept artist and illustrator based in Malaysia.