Valentina is the result of romance between two high school sweethearts in 1982. As a child, accompanying her mum at university, she preferred to doodle rather than to listen the lectures on civil law. Jurisprudence wasn’t for her.
Later, whilst attending a high school specializing in sciences, she understood that numbers and equations weren’t for her either!
Valentina always loved reading comics and children books, watching cartoons and animated films, playing games and using technology. Since she had a gift for drawing she found her path towards becoming an illustrator and story teller.
After earning her BA in Illustration and Animation at the European Institute of Design in Milan, Italy, her passion took Valentina to the UK, where she completed an MA in children’s books illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, graduating in 2013.
Since graduation, she has continued to developed her distinctive style, combining amusing illustrations, funny stories, quirky and lovable characters in her work, delivering spades of humour and enjoyment for the young and not so young alike.
She now lives happily in London, with her brand new baby and her partner. They enjoy travelling when possible and would love to have a Red Panda too. (But at the moment, have settled for a ginger cat called Simone).