I was born 1985 and spent my childhood and youth in the backwoods of Milan, Italy. A lot of books, comic strips and a constantly growing stamp collection helped me fight against afternoon boredom and inspired me to my first drawings.
2002 a school exchange program brought me to Kaiserslautern, a city in southwest Germany. The change of air turned out to feel even better than I had dared to dream, so I decided to stay in Germany. After senior high school I moved to Berlin, where I studied education with a focus on media-pedagogy. Later I worked as a project manager for a children’s media publisher, as a teacher and as a social educator. But I missed something: daily activities with pencils and paper.
And that’s how it happened that since 2012 I address myself completely to illustration. I like China ink and watercolor best. The city and its building became an important core of my business. When I’m not drawing, you can find me in the kitchen or on my racing bike in the surroundings of the Lake Constance, as since the beginning of 2018 I have been living in Ravensburg, the “city of towers and gates” in Southern Germany.
Artistic Basic Data
2012 – 2016: study “Illustration Design” in Berlin
Since 2013: freelancer illustrator
Customers: stock companies as ADO Properties, Deutsche Bahn, GASAG, Sanofi and Siemens, as well as regional authorities, small and medium-sized enterprises, agencies and publishers
Teaching: workshops “How To Design Flipcharts” for educational institutes and company teams, talk about illustration at the dpa-Infografik, workshop “Intuitive Drawing”, private lessons in “Vizualization”
Exhibitions: „Moabit am Sonntag“ at Salon Gartenhaus Parterre in Berlin, „Berlin am Sonntag“ at Frauenzentrum Marie e.V., Participation in the Long Illustration Night 2016, group exibitions at the AID Berlin
Publications: “Berlin – Ein Reiseheft für Besucher und neugierige Bewohner” (Berlin – A Travel Pad for Guests and Curious Inhabitants), illustration blog “Berlin am Sonntag” with a streetscape a week (2014–2016)
Awards: first prize for the “Illustration of the Invisible Girl Pepa” by the Goloseo Verlag