Manuela Berti was born in a small town near Milan, Italy, in October 1984. The first thing that she remembers of her childhood was drawing a big fish on the wall of her kitchen with a magic marker. From that day onwards she decided she wanted to draw for the rest of her life. After finishing artistic high school she attended a graphic school in Milan and then moved to Rome where she attended the International School of Comics and she started to work as a 2d animator. Now she lives near Monza, she has two dogs and she works as a children’s illustrator. Among the publishers with whom she recently worked with there are Usborne Books, Rizzoli and Giunti.