Cocovanillaroad: An introduction.
Updated: Nov 3, 2020
Hello Fellow Humans! I'm Rhoda Domingo, known on the internet as COCOVANILLAROAD. I'm a Filipino Illustrator and Character Designer based in New Zealand
I was a graphic designer from 2007 to 2015. I designed billboards, marketing materials, websites, and basically anything that you can do with Photoshop/ Illustrator. In 2012 I had the opportunity to illustrate for children's e-learning games together with my friends. That was the time when I started enjoying digital illustrations. Worked in that project for almost a year and then I went back to graphic design.
In 2015, my husband and I migrated to New Zealand. I stopped doing anything design related during this time. We just wandered and appreciated our new home country. It was the first break I ever had from work in a long time. It was very refreshing. I decided then that I will pursue my love for illustration and so I started exploring different mediums.
In 2016 (while pregnant. Yes, those months of wandering gave us an apprentice! ha!), I started an art account on Instagram. I became actively doing art challenges and personal projects there. From then on, my illustration and techniques have evolved into the art style I am enjoying now.
My journey doesn't stop here. I will continue to create and change. I will continue to be better.