Hello everyone ! My name is Daniela Frongia (aka Cais) and I am 35 years old. I’m digital book illustrator and concept artist. By the age of 4 I was already showing a passion and talent for drawing, inspired by the colourful style of the Disney classics and years later from Manga. I studied and obtained a degree from the Art School in Italy and after a certificate as Graphic Designer. Next I dedicated myself to mastering airbrush technique on motorbikes and Cars and then focused on digital graphics especially photo retouching . In 2009 I moved in London (UK) where I started again to make airbrush painting but this time on canvas with serious themes, such as child abuse, freedom, violence on women etc. After my first exhibition, I have raised interest also from others galleries in London and from a local weekly “Londra sera”, where I got my first publication, but my passion for the cartoon never disappear, so in 2010 I made the decision to dedicate myself to illustrating children’s books creating cais arts illustrations studio in London (UK) The experience in drawing, the environment of a new city, the new technologies used to draw ( I use a Cintiq) plus the inspiration coming from Studio Ghibli, Pixar and some independent illustrator gave me the good chance to use, since the beginning, my own style and after some months I was working full-time as an illustrator with an American Publisher. My work has appeared in various blogs and different American magazines such as Mystica Magazine, Screamin Mamas and Dark Realm Magazine . I illustrated over 50 children’s books till this moment and I continually collaborates with authors and publishers from all around the world. In 2013 I was part among the top ten UK’s MOST ENGAGED WOMEN ON LINKEDIN.”
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I'm a freelance book designer and illustrator with 10 years of experience in creating fantastic activity and information books for children.
Telling stories is my highest priority. Whether that is through my design or illustration, the end result should always be clear.