Francesca Cosanti

Francesca Cosanti - Designer

Illustrator and visual designer with 15 years of experience specialized in children's books, scholastic books, posters and advertising.

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Born and raised in Italy, I love to travel, not just with my mind, to take inspirations from places, shapes, and colors. At present I work as an illustrator and a visual artist for publishing and advertising, collaborating with associations, companies, and agencies. My illustrations are realized mainly. My creative process begins with the act of "think". The most complex thing about my work is to have the right idea, which will satisfy the client, the public, and, of course, me. After the idea, I realize the sketch and all its possible evolutions. I realize the sketch on paper or directly in digital. When the sketch is ok, I create the final illustration. Depending on different variables: technique, details, setting, characters number, work affinity, color palette selection. My palette changes often, but usually the color red is always included. A lively color, that instills energy and doesn't go unnoticed. In the last years, it has been almost a "trademark" in my works. In my free time, I dedicate myself to my passions like: dogs, cooking, swimming, books, travels, photography, and long walks.
Children’s Non-Fiction
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Picture Books


  • European Institute of Design

Work experience

Illustrator for children's book

Al-Hadaek Group (Lebanon)
June, 2017 – October, 2017 (4 months)

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

Illustrator for children's book

White Star Kids (Italy)
March, 2016 – Present (almost 7 years)

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.

Illustrator for children's book

Kalimat Group (UAE)
November, 2015 – Present (over 7 years)

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

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Magic Puzzle

Gandhi, Payal, Cosanti, Francesca

Little Red Riding Hood

Cosanti, Francesca

The Big Book of Giant Animals, The Little Book of Tiny Animals

Cosanti, Francesca, Banfi, Cristina, Peraboni, Cristina

Hansel and Gretel

Cosanti, Francesca

Biancaneve dai fratelli Grimm

Cosanti, Francesca

Francesca has 2 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Marta Tazmin
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 🙏

Marta Tazmin, July 2022

jpickle45 Pickle
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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jpickle45 Pickle, May 2022

Francesca Cosanti
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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