What’s my favorite food?
Pizza of course.

About me

My name is Ilaria Ranauro. I was born in Rome, Italy, in 1983. Since I was a little girl my biggest love was painting and drawing. In 2014 I moved to Berlin with my husband and my two cats, and after several years working as a graphic designer, I decided it was time to pursue my biggest childhood dream. Now I work as a freelance illustrator for clients all over the world from my cozy home studio.

I like doing handmade stuff, I’m the owner of Handwritten Mugs the brand of my hand-decorated mugs. I really can’t stop exploring new techniques. I know how to work with Fimo and how to crave a rubber stamp, but I also like to sew and create plushes, you can see some at Ninjo Toys. Pastel pencils, watercolors and Copic Ciao markers are just some of my favorite art supplies.

When I’m not illustrating or sewing some little monster, I like to explore the city, meet good friends, lose myself in bookstores, eat pizza or just chilling at home watching a good tv-serie.

You can follow me on Instagram and Facebook. Feel free to contact me for commissions or questions.