Laura Francesca Filippucci was born in Milan, Italy. She had an inclination for drawing and painting since she was a child, but she attended classical studies. She later majored in illustration at the Istituto Europeo Di Design in her hometown, and specialised in children’s book illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
She has worked for many Italian and foreign magazine and book publishers, including Creative Editions, Simon & Schuster, Walker & Company, Nord-Sued Verlag, Giorgio Mondadori, Rizzoli, Gruener und Jahr.
She works mostly in watercolours and ink on paper.
She lives in Milano with her husband Marco Ventura, also an illustrator, and their three children. When not working, she has a passion for outdoor sketching, choir singing and cooking.
The Creative Company-Creative Editions, Mankato, MN
NordSued Verlag, Zurigo, New York
Simon & Schuster, New York
Walker & Company (Bloomsbury USA), New York
Charlesbridge, Watertown MA
Sleeping Bear Press, Chelsea MI
Ottenheimer Publishers, Baltimore, MD
Gallery Children’s Books (East West), London
Idea Libri, Milano
Sperling & Kupfer, Milano
Giorgio Mondadori, Milano (Bell’Italia, Airone Junior, AD)
Rusconi Editore, Milano
Gruner Und Jahr, Milano
Tecniche Nuove, Milano
Giralangolo, EDT, Torino