Marly Gallardo is an Ecuadorian illustrator based in New York. With more than 22 000 followers on Instagram, she is one of those artists who saw her career jumpstarted thanks to the social media. Her work is colourful, playful and humorous. She enjoys addressing contemporary issues we face nowadays such as balancing work and private life, feminism or the addiction to smartphones and its influence on relationships and the dating life. Illustrating is her way of escaping.