Francesca Cosanti

Francesca Cosanti – Designer

Illustrator with 15 years of experience specialized in cover illustrations, children's and educational books,interested in adults books too.


I'm an Italian artist with a love of travel: both as inspiration - drawing from places, shapes and colors, and enjoying travel itself and going back home to the countryside too.

I have been drawing since she was a child. After high school, I decided to study illustration and animation at the IED in Rome.

During my studies, I started illustrating greeting cards for a small Italian company. Now I'm an award winning illustrator and a member of the Association of Italian Images Authors. I mainly work digitally in Procreate and Photoshop. I currently work as a freelance illustrator with various publishing companies and advertising agencies and has published several books in Italy and abroad.

In my free time, I dedicate myself to my passions: food, swim, books, travel, theatre and photography. I also love taking long walks with my dog, Pina, and chatting with my three cats. If I wasn’t an illustrator, I would love to work with animals or be a pastry chef. I enjoy reading as a way to escape from reality and get new inspiration. When working, I enjoy having a movie or TV series on in the background. My favorite TV series is Friends.

Art Biographies & Memoirs Children’s Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Travel
Classics Mystery & Crime Picture Books
  • European Institute of Design

Work experience

Al-Hadaek Group (Lebanon)

Jun, 2017 — Oct, 2017 (4 months)

I'm cooperating with Al-Hadaek Group Publishing house in 2017. I've published with them 1 children's book.

White Star Kids (Italy)

Mar, 2016 — Present

I'm cooperating with White Star Kids Publishing house from 2016. I've published with them 7 children's book translated in more than 20 languages.

Kalimat Group (UAE)

Nov, 2015 — Present

I'm cooperating with Kalimat Group Publishing house from 2015. I've published with them 3 children's book.

Francesca has 2 reviews





Marta T.

Marta T.

Jul, 2022

I had the greatest pleasure to collaborate with Francesca. She is very professional, detailed oriented and super flexible. I absolutely adore her talent and style! I love the final project of my little book that she illustrated and I am looking forward to working together again in the future! Highly recommend! Thank you 🙏
jpickle45 P.

jpickle45 P.

May, 2022

Francesca is an amazing artist who is very good at tackling notes and feedback and makes the process very easy for novice authors like myself. She went above and beyond for me creating extra pages that I didn't even know I needed for no extra charge. She also spent a lot time working with me to get my characters, tone, and style of the book perfect. I highly recommend her to anybody lookin...
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Francesca C.
Really thanks Jon. Collaborating with you was really beautiful, inspirational and very easy thanks to your suggestions and ideas. I am glad that together we have created the book you desired.

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