Francesca Cosanti

Francesca Cosanti - Designer

Martina Franca, Province of Taranto, Italy

Illustrator and graphic designer with 15 years of experience specialized in children's books, scholastic, 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, food, swimming, books, travels, photography, and long walks.
Children’s Non-Fiction
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Education & Reference
Fashion & Textiles
Mystery & Crime
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 6 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 (about 6 years)

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

Portfolio (6 selected works)

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

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