Before becoming a professional caricaturist, he worked as graphic facilitator in Toronto, Canada then back to Italy, working in Bologna for housatonic.eu, recording visually conferences and themed events.
Afterwards he moved to London, in 2014 and begun working for several entertainment agencies as a professional caricaturist. Since then he made himself distinguished in the panorama of caricaturists because of his unique style of 'caricartoons', which aim not to draw ugly exaggerated faces, but rather to catch the "firework" of a personality. Francesco asks to its "victims" and the persons nearby clues of what makes them unique "characters" before making a spot on caricature, creating a hilarious atmosphere.
Francesco (alias Fratax) was born 1989 in Modena, Italy, a famous city for its motors (Ferrari and Maserati) and its delicious balsamic vinegar.
In order to buy his first Ferrari, he soon picked up his pencil and started to draw... and he never left it ever since.
What People Say
"Francesco is a lovely guy who entertained our guests very well and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him."
— Liz Portman-Lewis, 30/07/2016