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I’m Maria Luisa, a freelance illustrator and author based in Rome, Italy.

I usually tell stories for tiny humans: most of the time, I draw picture books, and sometimes I also write them.


 In addition to children’s books, I work on:

  • book covers

  • hand lettering

  • coloring books

  • educational books

  • greeting cards 


I love to work with clients from all over the world, discovering something new with each project. 


I’m addicted to podcasts and audiobooks, and I also am a detective at heart: I like doing historical research

and reconstructing past events.


Albert Whitman & Co.
Feltrinelli kids
Giunti Editore
Il battello a vapore
Familius Publishing
Sunbird Books
De Agostini Pubishing DeA
Fabbri Editori
Oxford University Press OUP
Gruppo Editoriale Raffaello Editore
Gruppo Editoriale Eli La Spiga
Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Mondadori Education
Cheval Blanc LVMH Hotel
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