Francesca Filomena

Francesca Filomena - Designer

Lecce, Province of Lecce, Italy

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I'm an Italian illustrator focused on children's books. After my studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lecce (Italy) I followed my interest abroad through different courses. I discovered my passion at the Sarmede International School of Illustration and I started to work on Reedsy for private clients. As today I've completed a few books and it was always different and fascinating. So here I am, expressing myself and my ideas through my art.
Literary Fiction
Short Story
Young Adult


  • Degree at Academy of Fine Arts in Lecce, Italy, with a major in Graphic.
  • Illustration courses held by Anna Castagnoli at the Sarmede International School of Illustration


  • In 2011 I won the 1° prize for comics in a national competition, organized by Premio Leoncini of Ruggero Toffolutti association.

Work experience


Prodigar Art
August, 2016 – November, 2018 (over 2 years)

Illustrator and seller

October, 2015 – Present (over 7 years)

Portfolio (1 selected work)

"Lizzi's Horrendous Hairball"

Elspeth Ingram, Francesca Filomena

Francesca has 4 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Patrick Gilmour
Everything about working with Francesca was excellent. Her communication is professional, personable and very clear. She has an ability to establish realistic, mutual expectations while remaining adaptable to the project's vicissitudes. She delivered on time. She stayed in touch throughout the project. She was open to suggestions. All of which made the experience of working with her a delight, ...
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Patrick Gilmour, July 2019

Francesca Filomena
Thank you very much for this review! You are a great person and a perfect coworker, you understood and respected my way to work and appreciated the effort everytime. I can't thank you enough for th...
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Jerry Land
I want to write another book just so I can work with Francesca again! She's super talented and very easy to get along with. She's very responsive and does a good job of communicating with you. She was excellent to work with. I have nothing but good things to say about my experience with her. Thank you Francesca!

Jerry Land, February 2018

Francesca Filomena
Thanks for the kind words but you make this collaboration easy for me too. You trusted me and gave me space to create, that's really important! I hope we would have another chance to work together.

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Azul Terronez
Francesca is a wonderful and talented artist. She is professional and communicates clearly. She worked hard to communicate with both me as the publisher and the demands of the author/client. I am would definitely recommend her again!

Azul Terronez, December 2017

Ursula Burger
Very easy to work with and quick to respond. I would recommend her for future projects.

Ursula Burger, January 2017

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