I'm Sanna Pelliccioni, a Finnish illustrator, graphic designer and children's author living in Helsinki. I love illustrating picture books and poems and making graphic design for book covers and my own books. I write for children and young people. I'm mostly known for my Onni-poika picture book series which started in 2007.
I'm collaborating with authors writing for children and young people and work with many Finnish editors. Some of my books are translated to Chinese, Corean, Arabic, English and Swedish.
I like organizing workshops and producing exhibitions connected to my books in libraries, schools and art galleries.
I illustrate with a lot of techniques, so far my favourite is collage and mixed techniques. I've studied arts, illustration and graphic design in the University of Macerata, Italy and in Pekka Halonen Institute.
Kuvittajat ry , Finnish Illustrators
Kirjailijaliitto, The Union of Finnish Writers
Nuorisokirjailijat, The Finnish Union of Authors Writing for Children and Youth
Tietokirjailijat, The Association of Finnish Non-fiction Writers
FOT, Freelance Grafic Designers
Curated exhibitions and prizes
Brratislava Biennale Plaque award, 2023
Runeberg Junior finalist, Finland, 2021
Rudolf Koivu Honorabile Mention, Finland, 2021
Punni Credit, Finland, 2020
Bratislava Biennale, 2021
Third price in Finnish Illustration Triennale, Mikkeli, 2020
Adventure price for illustrations, Pertsa ja Kilu -seura, Finland, 2019
Punni Credit, Finland, 2019
Selection of most beautiful books, Finland, 2019
Bratislava Biennale, 2019
Mikkeli Illustration Triennale, Finland 2017
Tallinna Illustration Biennale, Estonia, 2017
Mikkeli Illustration Triennale, 2014
Outstanding Picture Books for Children and Young People, 2012
CJ Picture Book Exhibition, Corea, 2009