Paola Pagano graduated in Graphic and Multimedia Design at Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy. She currently lives and works in New York as illustrator and designer.
In the Summer of 2013 she completed a Residency at the School of Visual Arts in Illustration and Visual Storytelling.
Her style is made of quick expressive marks and a bright and assorted palette of colors. Among her clients there are The Swiss Embassy and La MaMa Experimental Theater.
As a freelance designer, she recently worked with the Sterling Publishing, Hunter PR, Artforum Magazine, Tough Mudder, NYC Ballet.
Her background includes an experience as Associate Designer at Artforum International where she worked both as production managing assistant and as in house print and web designer.
"Looked at Japanese prints with Glassner this afternoon.That is how I want to write with that much space around a few words. . . . The only words I want to write are those naturally woven into one great silence, not those that merely serve to drown out the silence and to pull it apart." —Etty Hillesum
Pattern Observer - Design Feature//April 21, 2017 >
Art Directors Club//Illustrator of the Day 2014//Novermber 28, 2014 >
DESIGN AND DESIGN//Showcased//October 21, 2015 >