I was born in Rome, Italy, during the 80s. Ever since I was a little girl, my passion has been drawing cute characters. In 2014, I moved to Berlin with my husband and two cats. After several years working as a graphic designer, I decided it was time to pursue my childhood dream: making a living from my illustrations!
Today, I work as a children's book illustrator for clients and publishers worldwide such as Penguin Random House and Quarto. I've even created an online course about Kawaii art on Domestika. 
You can also find my illustrations and other merchandise in my Etsy shop.
My creative process usually starts with sketching using just a pencil. I then add vibrant colors digitally using my iPad and Procreate. When I'm not immersed in illustrations, I cherish time with my little boy, explore the city, meet good friends, lose myself in bookstores (particularly in the children's books section, of course!), indulge in pizza, or simply relax at home watching a good TV series. Just so you know, I am obsessed with Friends!
For commissions or any questions, feel free to drop me a line at ilaria.ranauro@gmail.com.

Back to Top