Beatrice Naomi Davies grew up in Acquapendente, Central Italy, but as a young girl spent two years in New York and two years in Seoul, South Korea, where her grandmother lived. She attended IISAC art high school in Orvieto, Italy. In 2010 she attended the School of Visual Arts of New York, NY and was awarded the Silas Rhode Scholarship and the Jack Potter Award. She moved to Berlin in early 2012 with her husband and her young child Samuel, who became the star of her blog Samurai’s Visual Journal, a popular website that was made into a book in 2017, after the first five years. She combines her illustration work with animation, theatre, branding, logo design and hand-lettering. She became MyFonts’ principal illustrator and portrayed dozens of type designers. Noticing her stylistic versatility, Fust & Friends invited her to contribute a set of dingbats and illustrations compatible with Minjoo Ham’s Teddy script – which became the Teddings font.

Photo by Mika Vö