Claudio Cerri

Claudio Cerri - Designer

Milan, Italy

I work as a freelance illustrator for many worldwide publisher. Children, educational and young adult books are my target.

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I am professional illustrator focusing on children books.

I believe that the key part of the successful collaboration is regular and clear communication between the Client and the Illustrator. Before I give you a final offer, I love to understand every aspect of the project.
The Client talk to me with all specification about the project and I can start to work.

Depending on the work's complexity here is a simplified one step at a time guideline how I work.
1, Based on our communication we finalize the brief, agree on specifications and conditions.
2. I give you a quota for the job.
3. You accept it, and send the deposit to reedsy.
4. I start to work at the sketches.
5. If you ask for changes, I will implement the changes and send the sketches again to you to review.
3. If the sketches are accepted we proceed to the next step, the color version.
4. If the colors are ok and don't need more changes, you get the final files.
Note: In general I offer two free revisions. Ideally two of them should happen at the early phase of the job to save time and money for both of us.

In case of book covers you will get 2 different sketches to choose.
In case of 20-24 pages of book illustrations, I will create a story-board with thumbnails.

Depending how big is the project. It's really important to discuss the time schedule at the start of the project.

- book cover illustration - 2 / 4 weeks
- 20-24 illustrations for a 32 page children's book - 3 /6 months
- black and white illustrations for chapter book - 2 / 6 months

Client list:
Pearson, Highlights magazine, Callisto Media, Mc Graw Hill Educatione, Fleurus, Mondadori, Rizzoli, RCS, Piemme, Storybird and many more.

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Thank You!

Middle Grade
Picture Books
Young Adult


  • Best 2011 italian illustrator - Mondadori - Piemme

Work experience


February, 2020 – Present (4 months)


Mc Graw Hill Education
March, 2018 – Present (over 2 years)

Illustrator creative partner
January, 2014 – Present (over 6 years)


March, 2012 – Present (over 8 years)

Frelance illustrator

January, 2000 – Present (over 20 years)

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Socrate l'oca fantasma

Claudio Cerri, Tiziana Merani

La gara di paura

Maria Vago

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