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.

I’ve worked with… Ho lavorato con…

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

Bibliography / Bibliografia

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
2019 – 100 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT NUMBERS, Coding and Computers – Usborne Publishing
2019 – ECONOMICS FOR BEGINNERS – Usborne Publishing
2019 – Il GRANDE LIBRO DEGLI SPORT For Kids – Dalcò/Electa Kids
2019 – 100 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT PLANET EARTH – Usborne Publishing
2019 – 10 IN SCIENZE – LE PIANTE – Edizioni Erickson
2020 – 100 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE OCEANS – Usborne Publishing
2020 – 10 IN SCIENZE – LA STORIA DELLA VITA – Edizioni Erickson
2020 – 100 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SAVING THE PLANET – Usborne Publishing
2021 – DISCOVERING FOOD – SCOPRIAMO IL CIBO – Dalcò/Gribaudo
2022 – 10+ IL GENIO SEI TU – Editoriale Scienza/Giunti

Other Collaborations / Altre Collaborazioni

2022 – Illustrations for board game BATTI E RIBATTI – Edizioni Erickson
2019 – Illustrations for board games MISURO e GIOCO, ITALIA DA SCOPRIRE, MONUMENTI D’ITALIA – HEADU
2017 – Illustrations for Guide to Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP – MIND THE POP media Agency
2013/2017 illustrations for various cover of financial newspaper “IL SOLE 24 ORE
2016 – Illustrations for Facebook contest GRAN MUTUO CARIPARMA – MIND THE POP media Agency
2014 – illustrations for TIMBUKTU PASTA app – Timbuktu Labs/RebelGirls
2013 – illustrations for MYGELATO App – Carpigiani/NEOSPERIENCE agency
2013 – Editorial illustrations for Issue 63 and 65 of MONOCLE MAGAZINE
2012 – Illustrations for online Facebook game with PARMIGIANO REGGIANO popular italian cheese – AICOD agency.
2012 – Iconographic and conceptual illustrations for CARIPARMA folders about the use of email and how to manage meetings – MIND THE POP Agency.
2011 – Maps and Illustrations for tourist guide about Sicily to discover – MEDIAMIX agency.
2011 – Toy Design & illustrations for new set of toy-cars “CALAMITICAR KOMBAT RACE”. – GRANI & PARTNERS S.p.A
2010 – Toy Design & illustrations for sets of toy-cars “CALAMITICAR” – GRANI & PARTNERS S.P.A
2007 – Toy design for MICROBOIDZ plushes – CADICAPROMOTION

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.