About

My name is Federico Mariani,
I’m a freelance illustrator and toy designer based near Modena, north Italy.
I was born in July 1974 and already in kindergarten days I was greedly devouring comic strips like “The Corriere dei Piccoli”, I loved the illustrated figures and although the teachers said that I cannot draw, I was beginning to understand that somehow this is the job I would like to do: drawing has always been my passion since school age and I was into characters, comics and illustrations. After a professional period in advertising graphics, since 2009 I started to illustrate children and young adult books working, among others, for Mondadori, Editoriale Scienza, EL Editions, Usborne Publishing, Giunti Kids. I also created the design of toys for Grani & Partners / Prezosi Collection; illustrated for magazine like Monocle and newspapers such as ilSole24Ore; made drawings and motifs for Ellepi’s kids apparel.

Selected Clients

Mondadori Ragazzi – EL Edizioni – Editoriale Scienza -Timbuktu Labs – Usborne Publishing – Gribaudo/Feltrinelli – Giunti Editore – Editorial Santillana Mexico – Pearson Italia – Il Sole24Ore – Monocle – VtwoB agency – Grani & Partners / Preziosi Collection – Aicod multimedia – MindthePop agency – Neosperience Agency – Cucina Italiana/Quadratum Editrice, Ellepi/Unitessile – Mediamix – Big&Small peluches – Cadicapromotion – Italiapaghe.

Bibliografia / Bibliography

2010 – LA MAFIA SPIEGATA AI RAGAZZI – Mondadori Ragazzi
2010 – L’ECOLOGIA SPIEGATA AI RAGAZZI – Mondadori Ragazzi
2011- TUTTI I COLORI – EL/EMME Edizioni
2011 – L’ITALIA SPIEGATA AI RAGAZZI – Mondadori Ragazzi
2012 – COME VIVREMO NEL 2050 – Focus Junior – Mondadori
2012 – LE GUERRE SPIEGATE AI RAGAZZI – Mondadori Ragazzi
2012 – ESPERIMENTI CON FRUTTA,VERDURA ED ALTRE DELIZIE – Editoriale Scienza
2013 – IL FUTURO SPIEGATO AI RAGAZZI – Mondadori Ragazzi
2013 – LA DIETA SLOW AGING – Gribaudo/Feltrinelli
2013 – MAX QUANTO BASTA – Gribaudo/Feltrinelli
2013 – ESPERIMENTI CON ZOMBI,VAMPIRI ED ALTRI MOSTRI – Editoriale Scienza
2014 – IL LAVORO SPIEGATO AI RAGAZZI – Mondadori Ragazzi
2014 – 100 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SCIENCE – Usborne Publishing
2015 – 100 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SPACE – Usborne Publishing
2015 – LA STORIA DEL CIBO – Mondadori Ragazzi
2015 – TUTTI IN FESTA CON PI.GRECO – Editoriale Scienza
2016 – 100 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT HUMAN BODY – Usborne Publishing
2016 – FATTI UN FILM – Giunti Kids
2016 – IL MONDO DELLA MITOLOGIA – Giunti Kids
2017 – 100 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT FOOD – Usborne Publishing
2018 – 100 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT HISTORY – Usborne Publishing

Esposizioni / Exhibitions

  • 2018 – LET’S DANCE Contest– @LUDICOMIX Empoli (FI)- Illustration about Aerobic Dance
  • 2017 – “CHARACTERS” – ILLUSTRIFESTIVAL VICENZA 2017. Personaggi e character design in mostra. Personal characters exhibition.
  • 2016 – “NOVANTANOVE” – ILLUSTRI @Graphic Days (Torino): Illustrazione personale sulla città di Torino. Personal illustration about Turin city.
  • 2015 – “OLYMPIC FRAMES” – ILLUSTRIFESTIVAL 2015 (Vicenza): Illustrazione sul tema dei Tuffi. Illustration about Diving Olympic sport.
  • 2009 – “ITALIA AMORE MIO” – Teapot Graphic Store (Modena): Mostra personale sul nuovo progetto illustrato sull’Italia. Personal exhibition of latest illustrated project about Italy.
  • 2008 – “CTRL+C Festival – CTRL+BIT” – Mac’è di Carpi: Contributi illustrati sul tema dei retrogames. Illustrated contributes based on retro-videogames.