Sara Fanelli was born in Florence. She came to London to study art and has been working there as a freelance illustrator ever since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1995. She has worked for a diverse range of clients internationally, dividing her time between general illustration work, books and self- generated projects. Her clients include: The New Yorker, Penguin Books, Faber and Faber, Tate Modern Tate Britain, BBC Worldwide, Ron Arad, the New York Times and The Royal Mail. She has also written and illustrated a number of children’s books which have been published in many languages throughout the world. She has won several international awards including twice being the overall winner of the Victoria and Albert Museum Illustration Award and three D&AD pencils. She was the first woman illustrator to become an Honorary Royal Designer for Industry and her work has been exhibited in venues all around the world.