I was born in Modena (Italy) in 1985, and since childhood I can’t resist the smell of paper and pencils and the MAGIC of books and NATURE.
I attended the
Art Institute of my town and the illustration course at the European Institute of Design (IED) in Turin.
I worked as a graphic designer since I was a young student, and is behind the desk of a communication agency that I decided to leave everything to give birth to "Teapot Graphic Design" in 2008, concept store and design studio.
During the years I've had the opportunity to learn on the job how to grow a business starting from a plan, by managing budgets, suppliers, customers, and employees, planning events and promotions.

In 2015 I chose to follow my HEART by selling the shop and concentrating only on my passion for images and words, the work which I devote most of the time accompanied by a cup of tea and my beloved pet-assistants, working from my home-office in the quietness of the countryside.
Today I collaborate with publishers and advertising agencies all over the world in the role of freelance creative director, designer and illustrator.
 I never stop improving my skills and I like to face new techniques and themes. One of my goals is to being more involved in sustainable book projects.
Along my path I've always felt the need to get more close to what's behind the surface; through books, nature, a personal study in Zen buddhism and psychology, I'm carrying on an intimate artistic and expressive research and I've had the great opportunity to show some of my works and some of the one made together with the artist Claudio Lamagni during OCTO (collective exhibition 2018 // Palazzo Piella Castelfranco Emilia).
I am represented in the USA by Astound US.
Awards:
- 2012 CNA Emilia-Romagna: Excellent companies “Donne Emergenti”;
- 2011 Literary Muratori Award  (Story published in a collection by the publisher Moby Dick); 
- 2011 Ascom Confcommercio Award “L'idea si fa Impresa”.
Exhibitions:
- 2017 Collective Exhibition_Bottega dei Gozzi (Modena) // Artwork: “Alice in Japan's Wonderland”;
- 2018 OCTO Collective Exhibition_Palazzo Piella (Castelfranco Emilia) // Artworks: “Kizuna”, some made in collaboration with the artist Claudio Lamagni.
If you'd like to say HI write me here: infoATelisapaganelli.com
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