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 9 reviews





Zachary C.

Zachary C.

Jun, 2023

Awesome sketches. Can't wait to work with her more!
Andrea R.

Andrea R.

Mar, 2023

It was a pleasure working with Caterina Baldi. She is a professional who is diligent, thorough and patient. She has excellent work ethics. I am very satisfied with the work she produced for me and would highly recommend her.
Bruce V.

Bruce V.

Mar, 2023

Caterina created some beautiful illustrations for me! Highly recommend her!
caterina B.
Thank you, Bruce! I am looking forward to starting your amazing book!
Jodi P.

Jodi P.

Jan, 2023

Beautiful design, have received lots of positive feedback. Very professional and was a pleasure to work with. Provided back designs ahead of schedule. Will definitely use again!
caterina B.
Thank you, Jody! The same for me. I hope to work together soon!
Yordanka M.

Yordanka M.

Sep, 2022

I collaborated with Caterina for my children's book and it was a fruitful and successful experience. She grasped quickly the ideas I presented and her illustrations matched well the characters of the book and the messages they convey. Professionalism, open communication, punctuality and flexibility characterize her work and I hope I will have an opportunity to work again with her in the futu...
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