caterina baldi

caterina baldi – Designer

Experienced children's book illustrator and YA. Since 2011 I has been successfully working with publishers all around the world.


Experienced children’s and YA illustrator, author and English teacher for kids, I have been in the Publishing Market since 2011. +10 years of experience, I have been working with agents such as Sparadraps (Belgium), Kot Illustration Agency (France) and Lemonade Illustration Agency (London, UK), and companies such as Gallimard Jeunesse, Rageot, Mondadori, Loescher, Nelson Cengage Company and many others.

In 2011, I was selected at Bologna Children's Book Fair, and my work was exposed in Japan. Additionally, I hold a Bachelor of Italian and Art and a Master's in Literary Translation. My picture book, “Tre gatte nel bidet”, was published by Settenove in July 2022, and my flash fiction and short stories have been released in American and Neozeland literary magazines.
Classics Contemporary Fiction Middle Grade Picture Books Young Adult
  • I was displayed at Bologna Children's Book Fair 2011.
  • Master's in Literary Translation at FUSP of Misano Adriatico, Rimini, Italy, 2016
  • Bachelor’s in Visual Art at Academy of Art of Brera, Milan, Italy
  • Bachelor’s in Modern Literature, Humanities, University of Studies of Milan, Italy, 2007
  • High school degree in Animation graphic at School of the Book of Urbino, Italy, 2002

Work experience


Nov, 2020 — Dec, 2021 (about 1 year)

I worked for Mondadori for a whole year as a children's illustrator. I illustrated activity school books for kids of 7-8 years old.


Nov, 2020 — Present

My book 'Tre gatte nel bidet' will be published in May 2022 by Settenove. I am the author, writer and illustrator of this book, and I am looking forward to seeing my work in the bookstores!

Loescher Editore

Jan, 2020 — Present

I occasionally work for Loescher Editore as an illustrator. I illustrate fiction books for young readers who start to learn a foreign language.

Gallimard Jeunesse

Nov, 2017 — Present

In 2018 I started a proficuous collaboration with Gallimard Jeunesse. I illustrated 15 books for middle-grade riders.

ELI Readers

Apr, 2012 — Present

I occasionally work with ELI Readers as an illustrator. I generally illustrate middle-grade books.

Helbing Languages

Mar, 2012 — Oct, 2014 (over 2 years)

I illustrated re-adapted classic fiction books for young readers.

caterina has 15 reviews





Ellen S.

Ellen S.

Apr, 2024

This is a true collaboration. Caterina's talent and professionalism are without parallel. I'm thrilled that she's working with me on my middle-grade picture book. Besides her dramatic overall compositions, there are spot illustrations with a lot of WWII period details, everything from cars to clothing styles to the exact flowers in bloom. With respectful back-and-forth, the results are outstand...
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Kacie F.

Kacie F.

Mar, 2024

I loved working with Caterina. She is so gifted and delivered exactly what I had dreamed of. I will definitely be working with her again in the near future. She is truly amazing.
Jenna A.

Jenna A.

Jan, 2024

Caterina was a pleasure to work with! Very prompt & efficient, clear communication, and added great details and ideas to my children's book. She was able to make my vision come to life perfectly with just simple descriptions provided to her.
Zachary C.

Zachary C.

Aug, 2023

Caterina is without doubt one of the kindest souls I've ever worked with. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her on my first children's book as my full illustrator. She did a wonderful job bringing my story to light and - if I get to expand it - I will happily work with her again. Couldn't recommend her more. She's a true gift and her expertise was so valuable!
caterina B.
Thank you very much, Zachary! It was a pleasure working with you. I am sure your book will be a success! I hope to work together again in the future. Caterina
John P.

John P.

Jul, 2023

Caterina is priceless. She takes your suggestions and makes magic out of them. Her style is consistent and she is flexible in her approach and the end result is superb. I look forward to working with her again.

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