Laura Aldofredi

Laura Aldofredi – Designer

Laura is an Italian animation filmmaker and illustrator specialized in 2D animation and illustration for children.


NOTE: At the moment I accept only book cover commissions. Thanks!


Hi there! My name is Laura, an Italian animation filmmaker and illustrator based in the Netherlands, with a passion for stories and pictures told in a cinematic way.

Since my MA studies in Animation and Illustration, I've been working for the animation and illustration industry covering a variety of different assignments: from 2d animation productions to children books, illustrations for magazines, cards, ad-hoc designs and private commissions.

My illustration style is very versatile - before approaching a film or book project, I work on art direction level, making sure to find the right style choices that fits the purpose of the story.

In my work I strive to achieve and convey a cinematic feeling. I make use of stylized backgrounds, with a realistic use of light and a careful choice of colors, to enhance a certain mood or feel. In my illustrations I also like to use natural and fantastic elements to recall the fairytale and folktale world.

For me it is important that each drawing transport the "viewer" into a new world, which is believable and authentic.

If your project needs that extra magical sparkle to become alive, to breath and connect with you audience, feel free to contact me!


1) Briefing call

I like to meet my clients in a video call to get to know each other better and hear their vision about the project.

2) Sketches

Following your brief, I will prepare sketches for the whole storyboard (book interior) or for the cover, which will be submitted for client's review.

4) Color Keys

I will paint rough color keys to give you a good impression of the light, color, mood and general look of the final illustrations. This allows me to share my vision but also to collect your feedbacks in an efficient way.

5) Final Illustration / Final Cover

I paint the final illustrations/cover following the artistic direction agreed in the point above.


COVER ILLUSTRATION: 950 - 1250 EUR (illustration and standard ready-to-print pdf), depending by the amount of details, the style and the complexity of the illustrations.

BOOK INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS: For a quote please send a message.

Children’s Non-Fiction Entertainment Nature
Coming of Age Magical Realism Picture Books Poetry Short Story

Work experience

Submarine Studio

Nov, 2019 — Oct, 2023 (almost 4 years)


Jan, 2014 — Present

Laura has 2 reviews





Mickey D.

Mickey D.

Apr, 2024

Laura was truly incredible and a joy to work with. She was all that I could ask for and more as a creative mind and immensely talented illustrator. I hope to work with her again in the future !
Laura A.
It was fantastic to work together with Mickey. He has talent as writer, and he put lot of passion into the project. The collaboration was smooth and pleasant, I'm happy we could make this book toge...
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Anna L.

Anna L.

Jan, 2024

Laura was a pleasure to work with. It felt like a true collaboration. I came to her with my ideas, and she brought them to life even better than I imagined.
Laura A.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Anna and realize a cover for her beautiful novel. Anna was very clear and precise with her briefing, very kind and patient through the process. I would def...
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