My name is Irene. I am an illustrator and surface pattern designer based in London.
I was born and grew up in Livorno, Tuscany, among the seagulls, fishermen and food markets of this lively Italian seaside town.
I started my career as a graphic designer and I now work as a freelance illustrator and surface pattern designer.
I live with my husband and my children in a nice and quiet suburb of London. Apart from drawing, I love cooking, reading, photography, walking and spending time in nature with my family.
When I think about my style I think about curvy shapes, lively colours and a general “jungly” feeling – I love to draw people, plants, flowers and little animals!
I am a member of the British Association of Illustrators (AOI) and of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).