Lorena is a graphic artist and illustrator born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. After completeing her undergraduate degree in design at Puc-Rio, she spent several years immersing herself in various aspects of design all over the world, spending six months working with fine arts in Quito, Ecuador; half a year working on jewelry design in Jaipur, India; three months working on handmade jewelry in San Francisco; and nine months working on contemporary jewelry design in Madrid, in addition to a 3-month course on jewelry design in Cordoba, Spain, and a course on Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Lorena spent three years working as a graphic designer before becoming a freelance illustrator and working for Brazil's leading newspaper, Folha de São Paulo, along with other several major magazines in the country. Her illustrations appear in numerous texts, didactics, and children's books. Lorena also creates her own original projects. She started drawing comics in 2005 that have been published online in zines and newspapers. She created the Facebook page "One Llama a Day" that led to the book A llama in the Cinema. In 2012 Lorena decided to use her art to help people dealing with broken relationships and low self-esteem (anxiety and depression), creating the ‘To Die of Love and Keep on Living’ project, which consists of innovative comics exhibitions, workshops, and a reflective poetry book. She also writes her children's books about emotions.