Simona De Leo

Simona De Leo - Designer

London

Freelance illustrator based in London. I love children's books, vintage, jazz and swing dance!

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Overview

Originally from Puglia, the heel of Italy and based in London since 2014.
I started to draw probably before I could say my first words.
When the other children were playing with dolls and mini cars I was painting with my mum's oil colors.

I graduated in 2014 with a 1st BA degree in Comics & Illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna.
In London, I explored more about graphic design with a CPD course in computer graphic design at the London College of Contemporary Art in 2016 and an MA illustration at Kingston University.
I am passionate about illustration, graphic design, art and everything that involves creativity.
I like walking in the city, listening to music. (Everything is different with music!)

I like taking pictures and talking with people.
When I am not drawing you can find me dancing swing and listening to jazz, somewhere in London.

I like everything is a bit weird and unordinary.

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Calendars
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Design
DIY & Crafts
Education & Reference
Entertainment
Health & wellbeing
History
LGBTQ (non fiction)
Music
New Age
Parenting & Families
Photography
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sex & Relationships
Travel
Weddings
Fiction
Children's Picture Books
Classics
Crime & Mystery
Cultural & Ethnic Themes
Historical Fiction
Holiday
Humor & Comedy
Inspirational
LGBTQ
Literature
Poetry
Romance
Short Story
Thriller
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • BA degree *comics and illustration
  • MA Illustration

Awards

  • Draw the Big Draw logo competition (winner 2015)
  • Scarpetta d'oro contest (winner of "Best technique prize")

Work experience

freelance illustrator

Self-employed
September, 2014 – Present (over 4 years)

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