Manuela Adreani worked as a graphic designer before moving to the world of animation. After winning a scholarship for a Masters in Animation at the IED in Turin, she worked for Studio Lastrego e Testa on the TV series Le avventure di Aladino and Amita della Giungla, produced and broadcast by RAI, and on the short feature La Creazione. In 2011, she commenced her career as a freelance illustrator, collaborating with Benchmark and Scholastic India. She is among the winners of the illustration competition commemorating the 130th anniversary of Pinocchio's creation. Manuela currently lives in Turin.