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Cynthia Alonso is an illustrator & graphic designer from Buenos Aires (Argentina). She gets really into stories with a lot of passion and her images are full of life, tenderness, curiosity and vibrant colors. She combines her expertise in drawing, designing and illustrating in the making of special crossing border fiction and non fiction children books. She also works in institutional & editorial illustrations.
Based in Berlin since 2016 she works from her tiny studio for worldwide clients.
Her work has been recognized and awarded by the Society of Illustrators, Bologna Children’s Bookfair, American Illustration, Nami Concours, 3x3 Magazine, among others.

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Recognitions and awards

Selected Society of Illustrators 64 Annual Exhibition & Catalogue- 2022 USA

Featured Title Society of Illustrators Original Art Show - 2020 USA

Winner 2019 - “Los Diez” Top 10 Latin American Illustration 8 | Exhibition & Catalogue - USA

Selected Nami Concours Exhibition & Catalogue - 2019 Korea

Merit Award 3×3 Magazine - 2019 USA

Honorable Mention 3×3 Magazine - 2019 USA

Selected Little Hakka Picture Book Award - CHINA 2016

Selected Society of Illustrators 58 Annual Exhibition & Catalogue - 2016 USA

Selected Bologna Children’s Bookfair Annual Exhibition & Catalogue - 2016 Italy


2024 / Into the Mighty Sea/ Harper Collins, US
2024 / World of Wonder / Penguin Books, US
2023/ The Yellow Handkerchief / Abrams Books,US 
2021 / Ronda Nocturna / Ojoreja, ARG
2020/ Inquieta / Savanna Books, SP
2019 / The Reader, Interlink Books, US
2018 / Aquarium / Chronicle Books, US
2018 / Under the Canopy / Flying Eye Books, UK
2017 / Aquário / Orfeu Negro, PT


Jury - Art Directors Club -Illustration Category - 2024

Jury - Illustration Annual Competition - 2022 - Society of Illustrators

Interviews & features
Urdimbre ediciones 
Selected clients

UNICEF, The LEGO Foundation, Adidas, Chronicle Books, Target, Abrams Books, Quarto, NoBrow, The Atlantic, Ministerio de Educación Argentina, etc

© 2024 Cynthia Alonso. Please do not reproduce without express written consent.