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  • daniela ballestra

    illustrator

    Italy

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Born in 1966 graduated at "Training-school" in 1985, then in 1991 she attended the illustration’s course at "The International Institute of Comics" in Rome, obtaining a certificate of attendance in 1993, and then she perfected with the attendance of different internships about children's book illustration ( from 1995 to 2004) in Sarmede, Venice, Macerata with international illustrators as such: Lisabeth Zwerger, Arcadio Lobato, Linda Wolfsgruber, Mauro Evangelista.

She was selected in many international exhibitions about children’s book: “Bologna children’s book Fair”, “Scarpetta d’oro”, “Sulle ali delle farfalle” Bordano (Ud), “Calabria incantata”, “Cartacanta” She won the first prize in exhibition “Cartacanta” (2006)

She published about children’s book with “Kyowon” (Seoul) a big publisher in Seoul, the tale “Tricky Boy Kanchil ”(a tale from Malaysia-2006).

She illustrated the tale "The Magician’s house" written and produced by Giulia Cariaci and “Miciolo isn’t a toy” a short story for Animals Rights organization called “Arca 2000” whose Daniela is president and founder. In 2012 illustrated "The dream of Zampa" a book for the animals rights.

With the book "Miciolo isn't a toy" she won the prize "Bastet" of the "Magic cats accademy" in Fiesole (Fi) Italy

She is teaching about illustration workshops and she is working about greetings cards, playbills and postcards.

Education:

Graduated at International Institute of Comics -Rome (1991) she attended many stage about children illustrated books from 1998 to 2004.
Working as illustrator for children books publishers and Teaching in illustration private courses

Awards:
prize "Bastet" of the "Magic cats accademy" in Fiesole (Fi) Italy (2012)
She was selected in many international exhibitions about children’s book: “Bologna children’s book Fair”, “Scarpetta d’oro”, “Sulle ali delle farfalle” Bordano (Ud), “Calabria incantata”, “Cartacanta” She won the first prize in exhibition “Cartacanta” (2006)
She obtained a honour mention (2002) for the illustrated tale: "The moon and the lake" on Bordano prize (2002)


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