Anita Barghigiani was born near Pisa on September 24th 1987. After graduating at the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence, she took part in many festivals as a scenographer and photographer. In 2010 she attended the Bologna Children’s Book Fair for the first time and fell in love with children's books! She then decided to study Illustration and Entertainment Design at NEMO Academy of Digital Arts. Since then, she’s worked as an illustrator for publishers and as a painter and decorator for Dolce & Gabbana. She currently lives in Florence where she works, plays the guitar and actively helps animals as a volunteer.