Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini
Through her charming and exquisite illustrations, Daniela conveys the truth of human emotion. Her work is both beautiful and haunting.
Daniela designed the stunning cover for John Jackson’s A Little Piece of England and created 27 original illustrations for Tales for Great Grandchildren. Her work will also feature heavily in John’s next project, Brahma Dreaming.
Discovering her Passion
Daniela’s journey to becoming an illustrator was rather unconventional. As a young child, Daniela would visit the architectural studio where her mother worked. There she would be given huge sheets of 'magic paper' (tracing paper to grown-ups) to draw on whilst she waited for her mother to take her home. Since then, drawing has been her passion.
Honing her Talent
In spite of this, she did not realise one could make a career out of drawing and painting and planned her future otherwise, until one lucky day she was asked by her father to deliver some papers to a graphic design studio. Seeing everyone busy at their drawing tables felt like a revelation. She changed her academic plans from psychology to industrial design, and then finally to fine art painting.
Inspired and encouraged by the accomplished painter Claudio Olivieri, Daniela developed her trademark technique of watercolour, collage and sometimes computer generated design.
Since beginning her career as an illustrator, Daniela’s clients have included Running Press, Chronicle Books, Bottle Green, Crabtree and Evelyn, Bloomsbury, Harper Collins, MacMillan, Marks and Spencer and Puffin.
Her contemporary take on classic style has allowed Daniela to take on some very challenging picture books. The Seeing Stick published by Running Press and The Animals Marco Polo Saw published by Chronicle have attracted much industry acclaim.
Daniela agreed to work with John after he discovered her through her agents at The Artworks.