Ricardo Ladeira or just Ladeira, as he is known, was born in Porto in 1992. He graduated in Art and Design from the School of Education of Coimbra, where it began his activity as an illustrator and visual artist. Has participated in several initiatives in the area of illustration with Several institutions, such as Museu Municipal de Coimbra, Licor Beirão, Revista Sábado, Casa Pia and Renault. He is the winner illustrator of the 3rd Edition of the Pingo Doce Children’s Literature Award. He also regularly participates in individual and collective exhibitions. His goal is to continue to illustrate books and make a short film. In fact, this is his biggest dream and, if it goes well, create a career as a director.