My name is Elena Pensiero, I am an Italian illustrator based in Rome.

After a working period in the field of graphics and fashion, I resumed my lifetime passion, drawing, and I attended the Ars in Fabula Master in Editorial Illustration in Macerata, graduating in 2017.

The first book I illustrated, “Alphabet of emotions” was published in January 2019 by Gribaudo Feltrinelli. Illustrations of the same picture book were used in Robinson di Repubblica and selected for the Annual 2019 of AI, Association of Authors of Images. In May 2020 I published "Margherita cuore di ortica" about autism, also for Gribaudo publisher, and in March 2021 "Max and Giulia" was released by La Margherita publisher, a story about gender variance. Lately, I'm working on personal projects.

I believe that a profound beauty is hidden in everything, and my goal is to look for it with the amazement of childhood and bring it to light. I am a great lover of color, which is the focus of my work. I draw inspiration from numerous interests ranging from spirituality to nature, from artistic perfumery to the most disparate forms of art, and also touching psychology and science.


For any inquiries contact me at:


+39 340 50 83 516





Illustrations from "Alfabeto delle emozioni" picture book for an article by Frida Nilsson. February 10, 2019.

Articolo Robinson di Repubblica cartaceo.

Articolo Robinson di Repubblica online.

  • AI ANNUAL 2019

Illustration taken from “Alfabeto delle emozioni” picture book selected for the 2019 Annual by AI (Association Authors of Images)

  • ARS IN FABULA School of editorial illustration.


1 dicembre 2019


Festival del libro illustrato. LIBRIAMOCI 2019

Macerata (MC)


Un tuffo nel mio mondo

Nel mio studio non mancano mai gli amici cristalli, piccoli oggetti vintage e la sensazione di oltre che mi dà il cosmo.



Lo studio dell'interazione del colore prende forma anche tramite altri media rispetto a quelli che uso normalmente, per esempio il telaio artigianale.

Dettaglio di un mio banchetto.
Contacts: helenapensiero@gmail.com
© Elena Pensiero 2008 - 2024
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