Originally from Buenos Aires, Lorena Siminovich is a San Francisco based entrepreneur, designer, artist and author. Lorena has written and illustrated over 25 books for children with Chronicle Books, Penguin, Templar UK, and Candlewick Press. Her books have been published in many different languages, garnered several awards, and received praise from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews among others. Her first craft book Petit Collage: 25 Easy Craft and Decor Products for a Playful Home published by Potter Craft will be released in Spring 2014.
A creative force, she is the founder of PETIT COLLAGE, a line of modern décor and playthings. Launched in 2006 with Lorena's distinctive collages on wood, the collection has since expanded to a full line of toys, games, artwork and mobiles. Petit Collage products are sold at over a thousand stores worldwide including Anthropologie, Land of Nod , Giggle and SFMoma. In addition, Lorena has been featured in both traditional and new media such as The Martha Stewart Show, NY Times, SF Chronicle and popular blogs such as Oh Joy, Designsponge, Apartment Therapy, Print and Pattern, and many more. She has licensed artwork to Paperless post, Pottery Barn Kids, and OXO.
Lorena works daily in a bright, sunny studio with an amazing team. 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.