Daniele Simonelli is a full-time freelance Illustrator with 10-year experience creating work for editorial, advertising and design industries. Currently working remotely from Rome (Italy), he graduated from the European Institute of Design in 2011 and, after spending the first years of his career in different design studios in Rome, he moved to London in 2015, when he officially started his career as a full-time freelance Illustrator. His style has been defined as "both warm and endearing. Through his calculated use of texture and color, he creates vivid imagery that tempt and captivate your attention." (grainedit.com). From 2017 Daniele founded an illustration and animation studio collective, Sail Ho Studio, along with some fellow designer around Europe.

Selected clients:
Wired, Quartz, La Repubblica, Il Foglio, The Good Life Magazine, Donna Moderna, Il Sole 24 Ore, Mondadori, 
WWF, Design Anthology, Herb Lester Associates, H.O.G. Harley Davidson Magazine, Omega Lifetime,
Disney, Google, Amtrak, Barilla, Nutella, Poste Italiane, Food Editore, PressUP, Western Resource Advocates.

Award & features:
Annual Autori di Immagini 2021 (selected)
Annual Autori di Immagini 2020 (selected)
100 Best Annual 2019 Creative Quarterly
Creative Quarterly Award 56 (winner)
 3x3 Illustration Award 2018 (honorable mention) 2019 (honorable mention & merit winner),
Premio Illustri 2018 (selected) ,
Brand Magazine, Design Taxi, IDN Magazine, All about maps, Le Vanvere - Habitat Show 2019
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