Who is Frelly?
Enrico Focarelli Barone, alias Frelly, is a full-time freelance illustrator with 10-year experience
born in Catanzaro, Calabria, south Italy. Actually based in Rome.
He graduated from the European Institute of Design in 2012 and, after finishing his studies, he started his career as an editorial and conceptual illustrator for publishing and advertising studios.
Pastel colors, simple lines, surreal worlds and a wise use of textures are the common thread of his illustrations where dreams and reality meet.
He loves traveling, Vespa, volleyball and, of course, drawing.
Corriere della Sera, Il Foglio, Repubblica, Kiplinger's Magazine, TIM, Picame,
Food editore, Cantine Ippolito 1845, Servier Italia, Loescher publisher, Bookabook,
Globus rivista, iQuadro s.r.l., LatoC, Officine06.
AWARDS & FEATURES:
American Illustration 141 (chosen winner)
Annual Awards Autori di Immagini, 2021 (selected)
Tapirulan Illustrators Contest 2021 (popular prize winner)
Designers Against Coronavirus, 2020 (selected)
100 Best Annual Creative Quarterly, 2020 (winner)
Creative Quarterly N.62, 2019 (winner)
Creative Quarterly N.56, 2019 (winner)
3x3 Illustration Annual N°16, 2019 (merit winner)