Bologna Children BookFair | 2020 Exhibitions
10 years of the International Award for Illustration

Biography
Philip Giordano

Philip Giordano is an Italian illustrator born in 1980 in a small coastal town in Liguria (Italy), of a Philippine mother and Swiss father. He attended the Brera Fine Arts Academy in Milan, studied illustration at the IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) and subsequently gained a Masters in Animation Techniques in Turin.

Philip works for magazines and cover books, toys design, children' s books and animation. His picture books have been translated into many languages and are published in many countries, including China, France, Japan, Portugal Spain and United Kingdom.

His work has been selected to appear in the American Illustration Annual Book, Communication Arts Illustration Annual, 3x3 illustration Annual Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards, Society of illustrators 56th exhibition and catalogue. In 2010 he won the Bologna Children’s Book Fair - Fundación SM International Award for Illustration. In 2011, Ediciones SM published his children’s picture book La princesa Noche Resplandeciente which was presented during 2011 Bologna Children’s Book Fair where the original illustrations of this title were exhibited. After winning this award he moved to Japan where he still lives.