I was born in Modena (Italy) in 1985, and since childhood I cannot resist the smell of paper and pencils.
I attended the Institute of Art and subsequently graduated from the European Institute of Design (IED) in Turin with a degree in illustration.
As a post-grad, I worked as an Art director in a communication and advertising agency, and also ran a successful design concept store/studio for six years, which made me win the Ascom Confcommercio award “The idea becomes Enterprise” and CNA “Emerging Women” award.

I now live and work in UK as a freelance Illustrator and Creative Designer, accompanied by my beloved pets.

I devote most of the time to my passion for images and words and my research aim to explore and experiment always moving beyond my comfort zone.
I love quietness, the wind and I feel home when in the wild nature. On my bedside table you’ll find a pile of psychology and philosophy books, and sometimes one of my cats.
In the future I’d like to work on projects linked to mental health and environment.

Services:
- Illustration
- Creative Design & Art Direction (Editorial Projects * Cover Design * Advertising * Logo Design * Corporate Identity)

Awards:
• 2020 - “The Highland Falcon Thief” by M.J. Leonard and Sam Sedgman - Waterstones Book of the Month;
• 2020 - “Exploring Emotions” by Paul Christelis - included in the Reading Well for Children booklist;
• 2019 - “The House with Chicken Legs” by Sophie Anderson - Winner of “Doncaster Book Award” and “Bank Street College Children’s Book of the Year”;
• 2019 - “Moon’s First Friends” by Susanna Leonard HIll - New York Times Bestseller;
• 2019 - “Trouble in New York: The Travels of Ermine” by Jennifer Gray - longlisted for The Alligator’s Mouth Award;
• 2018 - Highlights Magazine “Illustrator of the Month Pewter Plate Award” ;
• 2011 - CNA Emilia-Romagna: Excellent companies “Donne Emergenti”;
• 2010 - Ascom Confcommercio Award “L’idea si fa Impresa”.

Exhibitions:
- 2018 Collective Exhibition_Bottega dei Gozzi (Modena) // Artwork: “Sinapsi” (in collaboration with Claudio Lamagni);
- 2018 OCTO Collective Exhibition_Palazzo Piella (Castelfranco Emilia) // Artworks: “Kizuna”
- 2017 Collective Exhibition_Bottega dei Gozzi (Modena) // Artwork: “Alice in Japan's Wonderland”.

Represented in the USA by Astound US.
If you'd like to say HI write me here: infoATelisapaganelli.com
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