Elena ( alias Ofride ) was born in a little town in the northen Italy, near the Alps.
She has been drawing since she was a child, which led to her attending art school. First, she attended the Academy of Art in Turin and then The International School of Comics in the same city. She started to work as a comic colorist for several studies in Italy and as comic artist for private clients. For a few years she worked as an illustrator for Italian editors and as a teacher for the Academy of Fine Art and Media in Novara. In her free time, she puts her heart into personal comics, including her stories “Nilihuè” and “Le Masche!". She is fascinated by Art Nouveau and Symbolism. She loves walking on the beach and walking through the woods. For her, flowers are the most beautiful form of life.