I was born in Modena (Italy) in 1985.
After completing artistic studies (Istituto d'Arte A. Venturi, and IED in Turin) I made a career in advertising and have been the founder of a small award-winning design/trade business.
I am currently based in the UK where I work as a freelance
Illustrator and Creative Designer, accompanied by my beloved pets.

I feel truly at home when I'm in nature, and it greatly influences my artistic vision. With my keen interest in psychology and holistic approaches, I'm dedicated to continuously expanding my intuition and artistic skills. In my spare time, I volunteer to help animals in need.

• Illustration
• Creative Design and Art Direction

Areas of Expertise:
• Children's book illustration (picture books, Middle-Grade, non-fiction)
• Cover Design
• Greeting Cards
• Visual design
• Logo Design
• Corporate Identity

Awards and nominations:
• 2021 - “The Highland Falcon Thief” by M.J. Leonard and Sam Sedgman - British Book of the Year - Children's Fiction;
• 2020 -  Longlisted for the Italian Illustration Award Cose Belle Festival - Artwork: “Kizuna” ;

• 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 award “Donne Emergenti”;
• 2010 - Ascom Confcommercio Award “L’idea si fa Impresa”.

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