Daniela Tieni was born in Rome in 1982. She graduated in scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. She also has a Masters Degree in Art-therapy from Roma Tre University. Currently, she works as a freelance illustrator for Italian and foreign magazines and publishers. Her work was selected by Ilustrarte Biennial in 2016, 2012, 2014, 2009; by Bologna Children's Book Fair in 2019, 2017 and 2012, and by the American contest 3X3 Magazine No.13. Since 2017 she has been teaching at Idea Academy Illustration Master.