Alessia was born in Milan, Italy where she currently resides. She has been drawing since early childhood and realized early on that she would turn her hobby into a rewarding career as an illustrator. After graduating at the European Institute of Design in Milan, with a major in Illustration and Multimedia Animation, she decided to focus on illustrating for children. During her studies, Alessia was introduced to Corel Painter software and was immediately shocked, amazed, and captured by its unique capabilities. As a result, she decided to give up her palette and paint-brush to completely dedicate herself to the study and exploration of digital art. Nowadays, she spends most of her time with her two favorite and very close mates... her MAC and Cuore a faithful Labrador retriever. When not illustrating, she loves to spend her time with her husband, son and close friends!|
Shown below are her most recent projects, Malik's Number Thoughts: A Story about OCD by Natalie Rompella (Albert Whitman & Co.), I Am Thankful by Sonali Fry (Golden Books), Cars and Trucks on the Road: My First Search & Find (MoonDance Press), 365 Classic Bedtime Bible Stories by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut (Shiloh Kidz), Our Den by Gabby Pritchard (Cambridge University Press), Hold Your Seahorses! Water is the worst! by Leslie & Brian Miller (Fobie Friends), Climb the Monkey Bars? That's Bananas! by Leslie and Brian Miller (Fobie Friends, LLC), Did My Owl Just Growl? by Leslie and Brian Miller (Fobie Friends), The Stinky Giant by Ellen Weiss and Mel Friedman (Turtleback), Bobby's Big Bear Hunt by Gwendolyn Hooks (Red Chair Press), Sissi e il concorso di Miss Nuvolabuia by Mariagrazia Bertarini (La Spiga MODERN LANGUAGES), Under the Apple Tree by Steve Metzger (Scholastic), Gus Comes to Lunch by Maribeth Boelts (Sandvik Innovations, LLC), and Mudpuppy Magnetic Figures: Fairy Tales (Mudpuppy).
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