LaSurivas- About me

Hi, I'm Su Rivas, an illustrator from Chile, currently working independently in Hamburg. I obtained my bachelor's and master's degrees in Illustration here and also completed an internship in the infographic department at the newspaper "Die Zeit".

Through my extensive experience as a freelancer and numerous publications in magazines, newspapers, and publishing houses, I have gained valuable insights into working with clients, editors, authors, and art directors in the field of editorial and infographics.

My illustrations help clients present complex topics in a clear, playful, and engaging manner, ensuring that the chosen information reaches its target audience.

My personal style allows me to express not only information but also emotions, messages, and ideas through powerful visual and stylistic elements.

In 2022, my first comic book "Chile is Awake" was published by Unrast Verlag. It focuses on the political uprising in Chile in 2019.

Feel free to take a look at my portfolio!

Professional Experience


Author of the political comic book "Chile is Awake" (Unrast Verlag, 2022)

Art course instructor at "Klick" Children's Museum with the "Kinder Kunst Klub" holiday program "Trickfilm für Kinder" and various art projects since 2015

Course instructor at "Familien Bildung Blakenese" with the course "Kreativer Exkurs" since 2016

Internship in the infographic department at the newspaper "Die Zeit" in 2013

Freelance illustrator, infographic designer, and comic artist in Hamburg since 2012




Master's degree in Illustration, HAW Hamburg, 2022

Bachelor's degree in Illustration, HAW Hamburg, 2012

Communication Design, Escuela superior de creativos publicitarios, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2006

Communication Design, Universidad del Mar, Viña del Mar, Chile, 2001-2005




Book reading "MKG" Hamburg, Leipzig, Magdeburg (2022)

"Klacks Family Calendar" | Kibula children's book store | Hamburg | 2016-2019

"Luks, Magazine" | Das Lokal (Sternschance) | Hamburg | 2013

"Ereignis Druckgraphik 5" | Projektgalerie des Bundes Bildener Künstler | Leipzig | 2013

"50 Jahre Spiegel Affäre" | Hamburg | 2011

"Verga" | Club Meta (Gaengeviertel) | Hamburg | 2011

"46. Werkstatt der junge filmszene" | Filmfestival at Wiesbaden-Naurod | 2011

"Ahoi!" | Filmfestival | Hamburg | 2011

"Ich oder Du?" | Touring exhibition on the topic of organ donation | Germany | 2010-2011

"Frozen Charly" | Druckdealer | Hamburg Group exhibition and Book release | 2010

"HAW Annual Exhibition" | Hamburg | 2009-2013




Spanish (Native)

German (C1 Certificate)

English (Fluent)