Born in Akron, Ohio, as the third of four siblings, books had a special power to me. As a family we did not collect books, but the local library was a strange and compelling refuge. Throughout living, working, and teaching in Chicago, New York, and London the thread binding my work as a designer, illustrator, and educator has always been books. Now settled in Portland, Oregon, I’m inspired by the city’s value of the written word and its nearby wilderness.


For all inquiries regarding commissions, questions, or to say hello, please email me at cristina@cristinalalli.com

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SCBWI 2018 Don Freeman Illustration Grant (pre-published)

SCBWI LA Summer Conference 2018 Portfolio Showcase Honor Award


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