It's nice to meet you...

I write and illustrate books for little people and am happiest drawing and telling stories. 

I was born in sunny Rio, Brazil and have been making pictures ever since I could hold my first crayon. After studying art and design, I went travelling and came across the MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, from where I graduated in 2014.

Screen-printing is my media of choice for creating picture books and I'm forever in love with it. I work by hand and like it that my illustrations exist in 'the real world'. 

I work from my studio in London, where I live with a ginger fellow and our two cats.


Fabi Santiago

London, UK.  / mail [at] fabisantiago.co.uk


Exhibitions / Group shows

  • From Start to Finish - Half Moon Gallery, London 2017 
  • House of Tigers - Aside Bside Gallery, London 2015
  • 100 Cats Show - Aside Bside Gallery, London 2014
  • Macmillan Prize - Foyles Flagship, London 2013
  • Awards

  • Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017 - Shortlisted
  • AOI World Illustration Awards 2014 - Shortlisted 
  • Macmillan Prize 2013 - Highly commended
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