Patrizia Zerbi was born in Como, Italy. In 1978, while studying at DAMS, she has been the youngest founder of three partners of “Fatatrac”, publishing house set in Florence specialized in children’s books. Ten years later she moved to Milan in orderto found her own publishing house, Carthusia Edizioni, which has been designing and producing more than 350 titles in thirty-three years. As editor and publishing director she chooses to deal with children about “courageous and tough” topics as a specific editorial line. Concerning design, she has experimented new ways of communication in illustrated books and kits. She created also patented formats, such as the “Open Box Kit” which,once opened, becomes a 3D and in game planks, and the “Boundless Stories”, bilingual books in a particular concertina-folded format.
Thanks to her passion, professionalism and competence, she won prestigious awards, such as “FIDAPA DONNA Prize BPW Italia 2012 per Milano” and the recognition the RECOGNITION 2015 “Comitato dei Cento - In onore dell’Italia che ci onora”.
All over the years she has been speaking in several conferences, seminars, training sessions and master’s lectures for postgraduates, teachers, librarians, operators, and she keeps engaging with her young audience through meetings to promote reading in schools throughout Italy.