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Prizes and mentions

2016 -  Selected for the exhibition at Notte di Fiaba, Aladdin and the Magic Lamp , Italy

2016 - Awarded with the second prize at "Disegni al Sole Illustration contest ", Italy

2016 - Winner of the WWPBIC - Worldwide Picture Book Illustration Competition,


2016 - Awarded with the "Judge Special Prize" at  JIA Illustration Award, Japan

2016 - Selected for Exhibition at " Festival Verdi 2016" , Parma, Italy

2016 - finalist at Golden Pinwheel International Young Illustrators Competition, Shangai, China

2017 - finalist  at "Disegni al Sole Illustration contest ", Italy

2017 - finalist of the international poster contest "To Death with a smile", Mumedi, Mexico

2017 - finalist of the Little Hakka International Picturebook competition, China

2018 - finalist of iJungle Award International Illustration competition, UK

2019 - selected for the Annual 2019 - AI Autori di Immagini

2019_JIA Illustration Award - "Silver Award winner"

2019 - CICLA Original Exhibition of 2019 Chen Bochui Children's Literature Award a Shangai, China.

Portrait by Marta Giorgia Bondioli © Le Sirene Research

Sara was born and raised in Italy.

After obtaining a bachelor degree in Architecture she took a degree in Illustration at the International School of Comics in Reggio Emilia.

She then specialized in children's books illustration and she works now as a freelance illustrator for clients worldwide.

She loves art, nature and animals, especially dogs.

She lives in Italy with her boyfriend and their frenchie Murphy.

Clients shortlist:

Mondadori- Il Battello a Vapore (Italy) , Clementoni (Italy) , Jilin Publishing group ltd (China), Hunan Juvenile Publishing (China), Hansol Education - Finden (South Korea), Oxford University Press (Spain) , Rusconi Libri (Italy), Edizioni Theoria (Italy), Storytime Magazine (UK), Usborne Publishing (UK), Auzou Editions (France), IglooBooks (UK), Miles Kelly Publishing (UK), Headu (Italy), Imagination Stage (USA), Bushel&Peck Books (USA), Old Dungate Press (UK), Ronshin Group Ltd (China), Pearson (Italy), La Scuola (Italy)

From the 2016 I am member of  AI - Associazione Autori di Immagini

and  JIA - Japan Illustrators' Association 

Represented in China by
Represented in US by


2016 -  Museo Alto Garda, Riva del Garda Italy 

2016 - Kasteel Groeneveld, Baarn, NL

2016 - Galleria Crocetta, Celle Ligure, Italy

2016 - The Hive Library, Worcester, UK

2016 - Rotterdam City library, Rotterdam, NL

2016 - Shanghai City Library , China

2016 Bilderbuchmuseum Troisdorf Germany

2016 - Creation Gallery Nihonbashi -Hakozaki, Tokio , Japan

2016 - "Circuito OFF" Parma, Italy

2016 - collective exhibition at China Shangai International Children's Book fair

2017- Galleria Crocetta, Celle Ligure, Italy

2017 - "To Death with a Smile" , Mumedi Museum, Mexico

CICLA Original Exhibition of 2019 Chen Bochui Children's Literature Award a Shangai, China.