Simona De Leo

United Kingdom

Illustrator


I'm a freelance illustrator based in London. Being originally from Puglia, the Heel of Italy, I’m in love with the sun and the sea, which I really miss sometimes, and I recall their beauty in my illustrations with an energetic use of yellow and turquoise. Working with both digital and classic watercolour techniques, I like to combine the two and develop a unique and bold style. I like to illustrate characters who are daydreaming, enjoying the moment, feeling good about themselves, and I love to transform these good feelings into illustration and to communicate them to those who look at my work. I illustrate everything connected to women empowerment, gender equality, diversity, and capturing the essence of music, which I love listening to live in tiny hidden music venues around London. When I’m not working you can find me there, with my sketchbook and my dancing shoes. In fact, my passion for jazz and swing dance gives a touch of vintage flavour to my colour palette and style. I'm an excellent visual communicator, able to condense feelings and emotions into just a few lines of drawing.