My name is Federica Gagliardo, I am a children’s illustrator and I live in a small town in northern of Italy, between the countryside of the Ticino river and the city of Milan.

Living in the countryside, I have always loved plants and flowers, both to grow and to draw (and sometimes to eat) and animals (not to eat -I’m vegetarian!-), especially cats.

After visual art’s degree at Brera Academy in Milan, I specialized in illustration at the Civic School of Milan, which has always been my passion and today has become my profession.

Some of my works have been exhibited, and in 2014 I published my first picture’s book.

In recent years I have collaborated with companies and publishers, focusing mainly on the childhood sector. I love work especially on educational toys and activity books.

Clementoni – Edizioni Centro Studi Erickson – Edizioni La Scuola – Sabbiarelli