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 am represented in the USA by AstoundUS illustration agency
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.
Awards:
- CNA Emilia-Romagna: Excellent companies “Donne Emergenti” 2012;
- Literary Muratori Award  (Story published in a collection by the publisher Moby Dick); 
- Ascom Confcommercio Award “L'idea si fa Impresa”.

If you'd like to say HI write me here: infoATelisapaganelli.com
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