Simona De Leo
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Simona De Leo

freelance illustratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Simona De Leo
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Simona De Leo

freelance illustratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I’m a freelance illustrator based in London. My style is characterized by a unique and bold combination of textures and digital techniques, resulting in illustrations that are both eye-catching and distinctive. My goal is to create illustrations that not only complement the text I work on but also add my personal view of the world with a layer of depth and meaning to it. Editorial, Branding, Advertising.
Projects
  • Book cover for fiction
    Book cover for fictionI've always been so fascinated by the book covers for adult fiction and I'm working to expand my portfolio in this direction. This is a reinterpretation of the cover of one of my favourite books: The music shop by Rachel Joyce. Highly recommended if you love music! Get in touch for any book cover project
  • Art For a Cause: How To Translate Emotion Into Illustration
    Art For a Cause: How To Translate Emotion Into IllustrationHave you ever struggled with expressing yourself through your illustrations? Sometimes we feel anxious, stressed, or simply restless, but we cannot find the words to describe the weight of what we are holding inside. We all know art can be therapeutic and an outlet to relieve difficult feelings. Thanks to illustration and visual communication, we can learn to connect with others by conveying our feelings and emotions on paper. In this class, I will teach you how to create art for a cause that
  • Maya in the rubbish sea
    Maya in the rubbish seaMaya in the Rubbish Sea is a childrens' picture book and contains an extraordinary journey, where children and parents alike are invited to ask about some of the oceans’ biggest problems. How did they get there? Do you know?
Projects credited in
  • International Women’s Day 2022, meet 100 rising stars inspiring change
    International Women’s Day 2022, meet 100 rising stars inspiring changeWe still have a way to go when it comes to improving gender diversity and equality in the creative, tech and digital industries – which is why it is so important for us, as a platform, to use our force for good. We’re thrilled to be releasing our annual list celebrating and shining a spotlight on 100+ rising stars – as nominated by The Dots community – who are transforming the industry of today and inspiring the generation of tomorrow. The list beams with brilliant, talented people and their d
  • Issue 2
    Issue 2We are a magazine that celebrates emerging artists and donates to charity, with each issue supporting a different one. Centring around all types of artists, including illustrators, photographers, writers and more, who tend to focus their time & energy around building an online portfolio, where they aren’t quite established yet or don’t carry the following they genuinely deserve, we offer a genuine platform where artists can collaborate and depend on the idea of being themselves, remain unique a
  • Children's Book - Maya in the Rubbish Sea
    Children's Book - Maya in the Rubbish SeaThe book focuses on environmental challenges, such as climate change, pollution and ocean conservation. Using themes of magic and adventure, the story brings young readers a satisying and entertaining educational tale about some of the challenges facing the oceans today. Young Maya has a magical talent. With her friend Finn, a talking Parrotfish she helps to solve some of the man-made problems for her new marine friends that they meet along their underwater adventure. The story has scope f
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Work history
    Wicked Weather Watch logo
    Wicked Weather Watch logo
    Illustrator/designerWicked Weather Watch
    Bath, United KingdomFreelance
    My contribution to help our planet heal. It's my pleasure to volunteer for this charity and dedicate part of my time to create illustrations and design for the charity and its social media channels.
    Skillshare logo
    Skillshare logo
    TeacherSkillshare
    New York, United StatesFreelance
    Have you ever struggled with expressing yourself through your illustrations? Sometimes we feel anxious, stressed, or simply restless, but we cannot find the words to describe the weight of what we are holding inside. We all know art can be therapeutic and an outlet to relieve difficult feelings. Thanks to illustration and visual communication, we can learn to connect with others by conveying our feelings and emotions on paper. In this class, I will teach you how to create art for a cause that you care about, such as mental health, wellbeing, equality, etc. I will teach you how to create an illustration from scratch using visual communication, color theory, and layout to better translate your emotions into images and connect with your audience. You don’t need to be an experienced illustrator or artist, although prior knowledge of basic drawing techniques or digital drawing software such as photoshop is required. If you want to create a poster for a particular cause or a project to give voice to your ideals and raise awareness on a specific topic, this class will give you the right tools and help you to create your project from start to final artwork. https://skl.sh/3ikoqSO
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Skills
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Book Illustration
  • Children Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Freehand Sketching
  • Visual Communication
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Digital Illustration
Education
    Kingston School of Art logo
    Kingston School of Art logo
    MAKingston School of Art
     - London, United Kingdom
    MA Visual communication: Illustration Final grade: Distinction
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    CPD graphic designLondon College of Contemporary Arts - LCCA
     - London, United Kingdom
    modules: Computer Graphic Applications Typography Web Design Illustration Visual Communication Digital Publishing Visual Merchandising Corporate Identity Branding
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Awards
    The Big Draw logo
    The Big Draw logo
    1st prizeThe Big Draw
    Draw the "The big draw" logo