Sara Marchetto

Sara Marchetto – Designer

Professional illustrator and designer since 2010, I'm passionate about fantasy stories, animals, human rights, and education.

Overview

Hi, I am Sara, a freelance illustrator and designer living in a beautiful valley of the Italian Alps. I create art for people of a wide age range and diverse cultural backgrounds, publishing professionally since 2010.

My experience with remote work is long and happy. My clients are publishers, institutions, companies in the education field, non-profit organisations, and authors based in Italy, the UK, the USA, Saudi Arabia, and Australia. I always strive to offer a smooth, pleasant collaboration and achieve the best results, offering experience, clear communication, and accurately researched and executed work.


I graduated in Graphic Arts at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Torino, then specialised in Children’s Book Illustration at the European Institute of Design in the same city. During these years, I received a solid education in traditional and digital art and graphic design.


In my career, I had the opportunity to explore a variety of projects.

I illustrated textbooks and other educational publications for leading publishers in Italy, like Giunti Scuola, il Capitello, Raffaello, and the primary regional public institution (Regione Piemonte); I worked long-term with Across Cultures (UK) on their award-winning language learning digital programs, illustrated educational materials for Pearson and MindPlay (USA), and collaborated with an Australian company making kids activity games, a puzzle, promotional books, and e-books. I also worked on two medical publications and four children’s books, including three for self-publishing authors (adventure and fantasy genres and non-fiction).

Since 2018, I have helped local environmental organisations active against climate change, taking on graphic design projects and helping with art creation as a volunteer.


With my work, I want to inspire interest, respect, and empathy for humans, animals, and the natural world. My characters and animals show various intensities of playfulness and realism, and I look for engaging immersive atmospheres. Playing with painted textures and lively lines, I work with gouache painting, coloured pencils, graphite, ink, digital media, and vectors. I am proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.


I am looking forward to hearing about your beautiful project!

Services
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction Comics Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Education & Reference ELT Nature
Fiction
Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy
Languages
English
Certifications
  • Degree in Graphic Arts - Albertina Academy of Fine Fine Arts - Torino
  • Illustration - Three years specialization course - IED Torino

Work experience

Self-employed

Jul, 2010 — Present

I work as a freelance illustrator and designer for Italian and International clients. I illustrated textbooks, children's fiction books, digital educational projects, printed activity games, and institutional products. I designed books, e-books, and printed and digital communication.

Across Cultures

Mar, 2013 — May, 2023 (about 10 years)

Vector illustrations for background maps, scenes and characters, animations, and graphic assets for English as an Additional Language learning programs: Learning Village, The Islands, and Community Village.

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