Originally from Buenos Aires, Lorena Siminovich is a San Francisco based designer, artist and author. Lorena has written and illustrated over 20 books for children with Chronicle Books, Templar UK, and Candlewick Press. Her books have been published in seven different languages, garnered several awards, and received praise from Parents Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, Telegraph (UK), Pregnancy magazine and Publishers Weekly among others.
A creative force, she is the founder of PETIT COLLAGE, a line of modern wall décor and accessories with a vintage twist. Launched in 2006 with Lorena’s distinctive collages on wood, the collection has since expanded to include mobiles, posters, mirrors, prints on wood, and accessories. Petit Collage products are sold at over 500 stores worldwide including Pottery Barn Kids, Land of Nod and Giggle. In addition, Lorena has been featured in both traditional and new media such as The Martha Stewart Show and popular blogs such as Oh Joy, Designsponge, Ohdeedoh, Apartment Therapy, Print and Pattern, Book by its Cover, and many more. She has licensed artwork to Anthropologie, Pottery Barn Kids, and OXO, to name a few.
Lorena works daily in a bright, sunny studio. When she is not busy designing a new product for her expanding company, she is illustrating her next book. Lorena lives with her husband and daughter in a recently renovated, art-filled home on a hill.
OOOHS AND AAAHS…
About the Books
“Retro feel and lack of fuss, the artwork is delectable.”
– School Library Journal
About Petit Collage
“High style has hit the nursery wall…giving way to modish art that even an adult might consider poking a hole in the wall for.”
– Urban Baby
“Petit Collage woos us every time with their simple, yet retro inspired designs, that appeal to adults and children alike. We love them so much.”