Olimpia Zagnoli was born in Reggio Emilia in 1984. She lives and works in Milan.
In 2007 she receives her degree in Illustration from the Istituto Europeo Di Design in Milan.
As an illustrator, she works with major newspapers and international magazines, such as The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, Internazionale and La Repubblica.
She designed covers for Chronicle Books, Basic Books, Penguin Books, Salani and Taschen, and illustrated books for young adults and children.
In 2015 she designed a set of stamps for the Republic Of San Marino, on the occasion of World Kiss Day.
She collaborated with important brands in the fashion industry; she recently designed for Marella a capsule collection called TropicOz.