Ella Lama

Manila, PH


My name is Ella Lama and I am an illustrator based in Manila, Philippines. My specializations are digital illustration and lettering, but I also work with traditional media (mostly ink and gouache).

My work has appeared in local publications such as Katha Magazine, Working Mom, Real Living, The ABC's of Hand Lettering, and 1,001 Stickers for Kids. I have also done large-scale mural work for government agencies (Nayong Pilipino and Design Week Philippines) and commercial clients. When not busy with commissions, I design and sell my own line of stationery products.

If I am not at home playing with my art materials, I am usually in one of two places: at a bookstore hunting down new books to read, or in a café sketching my ideas on paper. I am a big fan of milk tea, and I listen to one song on loop whenever I'm working.

Maps By Ella Lama

Creative Spaces in Quezon City, Philippines by Ella Lama

Manila, PH


This place is special to me because this is where I got my start as an artist/entrepreneur. In my map I included places where people can use their hands and try different crafts, support local artists’ merchandise, and gather inspiration. I want to make more maps that highlight creative hubs in different areas around my city.