Children aren’t the only ones who might find Philip Giordano’s illustrations enjoyable, though his playful style is very clearly aimed at a younger audience. Having studied at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and at the European Institute of Design, and earned a Masters in Animation in Turin, Giordano went on to work for a number of magazines and publishing houses around the world. His work includes illustrating book covers, designing toys, and creating children’s books and animations.
His hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed, earning him international recognition and prestigious awards that include the Silver Medal by the Society of Illustrators and the White Raven Award. He also has an impressive following online, with little over 10k fans on Instagram.
“Since my childhood, I had the dream of traveling and drawing animals and plants as an explorer of the nineteenth century, with the aim to become an illustrator for magazines such as National Geographic,” he told Sense of Creativity. Indeed, a taste for adventure seems to guide Giordano’s career choices.
Born in a small coastal town in Liguria, Italy to a Filipina mother and Swiss father, Giordano now lives in Tokyo. “Tokyo is a box full of colorful things from all over the world, a concentrate of interesting selected stuff, which catch my attention,” he says. “I like walking around the city and pick up some little treasures, like a vintage Japanese book from a second-hand market, a delicate ceramic from a hidden tiny shop, or a little crazy character stored in a forgotten box.”
Visit his creative universe through his Instagram page: