Irene Silvino

Irene Silvino – Designer

I am an illustrator and surface pattern designer based in London. I love illustrating articles for magazines and children's books!


My name is Irene Silvino and I am an illustrator and surface pattern designer based in London, UK.

I love illustrating people (especially I like to focus on their feelings and emotions), nature and animals.

I am happy to illustrate articles, book covers, children's books and create bespoke designs for fabrics, accessories and home decor.

I work on a commission basis and my existing work is available for licensing.

I look forward to working with you! :-)
Children’s Non-Fiction Nature Parenting & Families
Picture Books
  • December 2019 - Selected by judges from Walker Books and Egmont for "Pictures at Play" SCBWI's Biennial Illustrators Exhibition at Westminster Reference Library, just behind the National Gallery (London)
  • 1st place award winner - Spoonflower Design Challenge with my large scale, black and white wallpaper design challenge "Prickly cacti and succulents". The design is available on wallpaper, fabrics, accessories, and home decor.
  • I am a member of the British Association of Illustrators (AOI) and of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

Work experience


Jan, 2011 — Present

Irene has 2 reviews





Jennifer P.

Jennifer P.

Jun, 2022

Working with Irene Silvino was a phenomenal experience. She’s an extraordinary artist with a unique ability to infuse characters with warmth, whimsy and love. I admire her talent for conveying light, changing seasons and natural elements. It was fun collaborating on all aspects of the book. We discussed the look of my characters, the palette, font selection, page layouts, pacing, even hand-le...
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Alyssa H.

Alyssa H.

May, 2022

Irene is a gem in truly every way. Her artwork speaks for itself (otherworldly, enchanting, and whimsical) and she truly pours her heart and soul into every single spread. Her attention to detail is incredible, and she is creative in how she brings a vision to life. Irene is a prompt, warm, and attentive communicator and she is extremely professional. I was excited to work with Irene after seei...
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