Carina Samantha Santos

I make stuff up

London & Manila

— MRes Art: Theory & Philosophy, Central Saint Martins





Editorial design & illustration

CNN Philippines Life
Esquire Philippines
Rogue Magazine

Book design

A Waiting Room Companion

The First Impulse

Cupid’s Rage

Taming People’s Power


Don’t Forget, Clementine

Bones Like Snowflakes

Winter Quay/Summer Blankets


“There’s something really funny about our music, because it’s often so heart-on-your-sleeve, a little bit. We know how that can be embarrassing. We’re just not worried about embarrassing ourselves anymore.” ¹ The album is an intimation of loss, self-destruction, and the possibility of redemption. ² It’s a song for when life gets too heavy, and you need a song you can sink into — just for four minutes — so you don’t drown inside yourself. ³ 

Esquire Philippines

— September 2015
Contributing art director at Esquire Philippines from August 2015 to January 2016

Below is a selection of spreads from the aforementioned issues.

“Prometheus Unbound” — September 2015

“More, More, More” — September 2015

Piolo Pascual cover story — September 2015

Fashion editorial — September 2015

Jasmine Curtis-Smith cover story — October 2015

Fashion editorial — October 2015

Feminism feature — November 2015 (Women We Love issue)

Fashion editorial — November 2015

“How to fix the Philippines” — December 2015/January 2016  Illustrations by Isabel Santos

What I’ve Learned opening spread — December 2015/January 2016

“And The Universe” by Luis Katigbak — December 2015/January 2016 

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