About me

Paola Pagano Studio is a creative studio specialised in illustration and pattern design. Its focus is on creating original work and products that stand out.

Paola is a Milan-based illustrator with a weak spot for watercolour (and pizza).

She graduated in Graphic Design and multimedia at La Sapienza, in Rome and after spent 6 years in NYC working for a variety of institutions and brands. She recently moved to Milan.

A naive graceful touch and a colourful, moody palette of textures characterise her work, yet there is a certain melancholic energy in her work that conveys a subtle unease and often a dark humor.

It has been written of her work : "When I was reviewing Paola's work I was immediately struck by the depth, richness, and emotion within each pattern. Her work is simple in some ways, yet so powerful and enchanting"­

— Michelle Fifis, Pattern Observer.


book design, Brain storming, Brand / Logo Design, Branding, Calligraphy, Graphic Design, Illustration, illustrator, InDesign, Marketing, Pattern Design, Photoshop, Watercolor

Sector Experience

Arts, children's book, freelance, Public Relation, Publishing


The Muse Award


Artforum, Charity Footprints, Curioos, Hunter PR, La Mama Experimental Theater, The Switzerland Embassy, Tough Mudder

Trade Associations

AAI, Associazione Autori d'Immagini

On the web
Skill Level
Middleweight, Senior
Italian, English
Creativepool member since 29 August 2016