Walter Petretto portrait by Miriam Di Cola

 About my work

 

I was born in Cagliari in 1981. I am currently living in a small town called Pineto in Central Italy. I have also lived in Rome.

I would define myself as partially self-taught. I graduated from Secondary School of Arts. I also attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome for some years. Those years were spent experimenting the traditional techniques and materials.

Moreover, I have always had a passion for drawing. In 2009 I approached its digital side. My curiosity was constantly pushing me forward into broadening my horizons. Consequently, I undertook the studies in Animation and Graphic Design, aiming to fuse together the old and new in my knowledge and practice.

I started participating in competitions, earned acclaim, won prizes. My first freelance projects started rolling in. In 2015 I decided to dedicate my full time to illustration and graphic design, and it became my bread and butter in the following year. Additionally, I am continuously increasing my knowledge in web design.

My illustration style varies according to the subject. It can range from the children’s illustrations to fine editorials, up to the digital drawing.

As a graphic designer, on the other hand, I have a more technical style, preferring the functionality and cleanness of lines. I can also combine the disciplines if needed.

Not to mention, comparisons with colleagues provide an immense source for professional growth, where I try to learn all I can and share what I know in return.

My first aim is always to understand the needs of my clients. Only then the fully satisfying solutions for both sides can be reached through continuous contact and sharing of ideas. My passion is the most important ingredient that I try to put into every project. I would like to think that I give my contribution into a visually more appealing world by doing so.

A direct and personal contact with people is important to me. Nevertheless, I work online as well. So, you can reach me from any side of the world.

 

Walter Petretto painting

Awards

 

2014 Special Prize Winner "CartoonSea 2014"

2013 Special mention at the "Bees for sustainable agriculture"

2013 Selected as key Anime Studio Pro user from the production company Smith Micro

2012 Finalist in the "Clipper Contest" in 2012 Cortoons

2011 Finalist at the "Much Love" contest in 2011 Cortoons

2010 Finalist in the "Creative constitution" contest 242movietv.com

 

Software skills

Walter Petretto with flora batterica
Walter Petretto skateboarding
Monte Bolza hiking

And me

 

I am passionate about my work. There are also other things I take passion in, which all influence my projects.

I was a skateboarder for many years, also a punk rock musician. Additionally, I like listening to old songs and playing acoustic guitar. I also enjoy hiking in the mountains. The best ideas for my work projects often come on my walks in the mountains.

I have a big respect for Nature and animals. I believe that we all must find a compromise between the progress and preserving the environment. As for people, I think that cordiality and respect are the qualities we must keep as fixed point in our relationships. I like being in a loud crowd as well as sipping my tea in front of the fireplace.

 

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Walter Petretto portrait by Miriam Di Cola
Walter Petretto painting
Walter Petretto with flora batterica
Monte Bolza hiking
Walter Petretto skateboarding
Walter Petretto portrait by Miriam Di Cola
Walter Petretto painting
Walter Petretto with flora batterica
Monte Bolza hiking
Walter Petretto skateboarding
Walter Petretto portrait by Miriam Di Cola
Walter Petretto painting
Walter Petretto with flora batterica
Monte Bolza hiking
Walter Petretto skateboarding