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 Art director in a communication and advertising agency, and also ran a successful design shop/studio for six years, which make me win the Ascom Confcommercio award “The idea becomes Enterprise” and CNA “Emerging Women” award.
I now collaborates as freelance designer with publishers and advertising agencies all over the world from my home- office in UK.

I devotes most of the time to my passion for images and words. 
My world expand and contract in a constant introspective and artistic research, which took me close during the years to Zen Buddhism and the oriental culture, a return to traditional artistic technique such as linocut printmaking, and a renewed love for artisan shops, paper, wood and fabric. 
My dream is to travel the world by living here and there, knowing different cultures and places.
I also devotes my spare time to volunteering.

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

- 2018 "Illustrator of the Month Pewte Plate Award", Highlights Kids Magazine;
- 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”.

- 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