Simona is a freelance illustrator based in London.

Working with both digital and classic watercolour techniques, she likes to combine the two and

develop a unique and fresh style.

Her main inspirations are floral motifs and capturing the essence of music.

Her passion for jazz and swing dance give a touch of vintage flavour to her colour palette and subjects.

With a BA degree in Comics and Illustration from Italy (Bologna) and an MA degree in illustration from Kingston University, Simona is an excellent visual communicator and is able to condense feelings

and emotions in just a few lines of drawing.


  • Scarpetta d'oro Illustration Contest, Best quality prize, Venice,2016

  • Draw the big draw logo, 1st prize, London, 2015


  • Cluster Illustration Fair,  Uglu Duck, London 2019

  • Kingston School of Art MA Communication Design Graduate Show, Gallery Different, London 2018

  • Sketchmusic, Solo Exhibition and Fundraising event for Children with Cancer UK, The Gallery Café, London, 2017

  • Bristol Shag Fiesta Exhibition, Collective group show, Hamilton House, Bristol, 2017

  • Scarpetta D'oro Illustration contest collective group show, Venice, Italy, 2016

  • Art Lover Ground, Live Art Perfomance, Cafe 1001, London, 2015

  • "U  Re bafè", Collective group show, ILLUSTRAMENTE Illustration Festival, Palermo, Italy, 2012

  • Mani in viaggio, Collective group show, Bologna, 2012


  • MA Communication Design: Illustration @ Kingston University, London, 2018

  • Graphic Design CPD @ London College of Contemporary Art, London, 2016

  • 1st BA (Comics & Illustration) @ Academy of Fine Art of Bologna, 2014

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