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 concept store/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, accompanied by my five pets.

I devote most of the time to my passion for images and words and my introspective and artistic research never stops. 
I'm passionate about psychology and philosophy and over the years this interest took me close to the oriental culture and Zen Buddhism, which had a strong impact also on my work.
In my spare time I love to experiment new techniques such as linocut printmaking, paper carving, pyrography. 
I love quietness and I feel home when I'm in wild nature.

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

Awards:
- 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”.

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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