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 tempts and captivates your attention." (grainedit.com). In 2017 Daniele founded an illustration and animation studio collective, Sail Ho Studio, along with some fellow designers around Europe.

Selected clients/studios:
Netflix, Wired, The Telegraph, Quartz, La Repubblica, Il Foglio, The Good Life Magazine, Uppa, Donna Moderna, Il Sole 24 Ore, Penguin Random House, Sasquatch Books, La Feltrinelli, Sellerio, Mondadori, Uppa, WWF, Design Anthology, Herb Lester Associates, H.O.G. Harley Davidson Magazine, Volkswagen, Omega Lifetime, Disney, Google, Amtrak, Bitly, Barilla, Nutella, Poste Italiane, Food Editore, PressUP, Western Resource Advocates, Nature Conservancy Magazine, University of Utah, Loyola University, Pentagram.

Award & features:
Communication Arts 2024 (selected)
Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles 2023 (selected)
AOI 2022 (longlisted)
Annual Autori di Immagini 2022 (selected)
Communication Arts 2022 (winner)
Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles 2022 (selected)
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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