About

Aurora

Hello everyone! I am Aurora, an Italian author and illustrator. I was born in Carbonia, a small town in Sardinia.

I love to travel, in fact I lived in many different cities such as Milan, Bologna and Edinburgh where I studied psychology, art psychotherapy and theatre.

I also lived and worked in Cambridge (UK) where I graduated from the MA programme in Children’s book illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University.

I work from my studio, where I use a combination of hand drawn and digital techniques to create my illustrations. When I am not drawing I love to cook, study Japanese and ride my bike.

If you would like to contact me about any project, commission or collaboration, or just to say hello, you can reach me here, I will be happy to hear from you.

If you want to know something more about how I work, visit the FAQ page. Otherwise you can download my CV.

Ciao a tutti, sono Aurora, un’autrice e illustratrice italiana. Sono nata in Sardegna, nella piccola città di Carbonia.

Amo moltissimo viaggiare, per questo motivo ho vissuto in tante città diverse come Milano, Bologna ed Edimburgo dove ho studiato psicologia, psicoterapia espressiva, arte terapia e teatro.

Ho anche vissuto a Cambridge, in Inghilterra, dove ho conseguito un MA in Children’s book illustration alla Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University. Lavoro dal mio studio dove uso un mix di tecniche tradizionali e digitali per creare le mie illustrazioni. Quando non disegno mi piace cucinare, studiare giapponese e andare in giro sulla mia bicicletta.

Se volete contattarmi riguardo a qualsiasi progetto, commissione o collaborazione, o semplicemente per dire “ciao”, potete spedirmi una mail qui. Sarò felice di rispondervi.

Se invece volete saperne di più su come lavoro, potete visitare la pagina FAQ. Altrimenti potete scaricare il mio CV.

Illustrator

Author

Consultant for illustrators

Clients include

Awards

2022

The little Girl Who was afraid of everything
was longlisted for UKLA book awards.

2020

Let’s Learn Spanish
First Words for Everyone had a Merit in 3×3 international illustration show.

2017

Baking with Dad
Shortlisted for the Sheffield Children’s Book Award.

2016

The story of Ami
Highly commended MacMillan Prize.

2015

The green rain
Highly commended MacMillan Prize.
Shortlisted at AOI awards.

2013

Shortlisted in Creative Kickstart award.
Winner of Love Cambridge Art Contest.

2012

Quella volta che ero un cane
special mention for the award Ho il mal d’estro.

Exhibitions

2018

Libreria Polarville
L’Aquila (Italy)

2017

That’s a Mole
Torino (Italy)

2017

Contus Antigus
Balzano’s / Cambridge (UK)

2016

In Fuga
ExMà / Cagliari (Italy)

2016

Creative Reactions
Cambridge (UK)

2015

Contus Antigus
ExMà / Cagliari (Italy)

2015

Creative Reactions
Cambridge (UK)

2015

Contus Antigus
La Fabbrica delle Favole / Macerata (Italy)

2014

KidsZoomRoom
Fuorisalone / Milano (Italy) 

2014

Mostra iLLustranti, Nell’occhio di chi guarda
Libriforas / Cagliari (Italy)

2013

Masquerade
Bowery Gallery / Leeds (UK) 

2013

Solo Exhibition / Love Cambridge
Cambridge Art Salon / Cambridge (UK) 

2013

Immobiliare Fiaba
ExMà / Cagliari (Italy)

2012

Memoires d’un Doudou
De Fil en Cafè / Montreuil (France)

2012

The Lion and the Pussycat
Haddenham Gallery / Haddenham (UK)

2012

Narrative
Williams Art / Cambridge (UK)

2012

Loja de Brinquedo
Caffè Ratata / Bologna (Italy)

2012

Notre Fil Rouge
Martino Design / Bologna (Italy)

2012

Ludoscopie
Cappellaio Magico / Bologna (Italy)

2011

Notre Fil Rouge
De Fil en Cafè / Montreuil (France)

2011

International Exhibition of Illustrations for Children
Sàrmede (Italy)

2011

Il circo senza animali
ExMà / Cagliari (Italy)

2010

Comics Landscape
Solihull Gallery / Solihull (UK)

2010

ECA
Edinburgh (UK)