Vanessa Farano is twenty years old, and her work as a graphic designer and illustrator has already won her respected international awards, such as the Quad Award and Design and Design. She was born in Terracina in 1990 and has been drawing since she first got hold of a pencil. She says that ever since she was a tiny she dreamed of going to liceo artistico, even though she didn't quite know what it was. Eventually, she actually did go, and it was there, among its desks, that she fell in love with vector graphics, which are still the thing that she enjoys most. After art school, she studied at Goood Lab in Latina, then for two years attended the Graphic Design and Multimedia course at the Accademia delle Arti e Nuove Tecnologie in Rome, before returning to live in her village, Borgo Hermada, near the town of Terracina. There she draws, colours, invents and creates: figurative geometric shapes and iconic and evocative imagery. She dreams of moving away – of going to Sweden or New Zealand, to combine work and study with her love for nature, “my stupid part and my Zen part”.
In the meantime, she works with magazines, websites and companies like Levi's, Paperbanana (which creates paper objects and for whom she drew a series of greeting cards), Chicken Broccoli, Fegato Magazine (for whom she drew a mermaid playing a ukulele) and Fabrique du Cinéma. The thing she has liked best has been her acquaintanceship with online film review magazine Chicken Broccoli. It was one of those things in life that happen by chance and later turn out to have been important. She created a poster for NymphOmaniac for the Chicken Broccoli Awards 2014, and the experience gave birth to a working friendship that continues to this day. Vanessa wants to continue to work, study and learn, does yoga and parkour, reads and looks after her cat.
The story of Vanessa Farano has been written by Paola Soriga, writer.