Andrea Castellani is the illustrator of Being Frank, written by Donna Earnhardt. Andrea (pronounced An-dray-a) is a founding member as well as animator, director, and concept artist for Cartobaleno Animation Studio. He has won numerous awards for his animation and directorial talents at the Flashtoons Festival (2003), Visioni Animate Festival (2004), Valsusa Film Festival, Ionio Film Festival, Arcipelago Film Festival (2005), Ceccano Film Festival and Cinematografare21 Film Festival (2006). His art has been exhibited at the Davico Art Gallery in Torino (2011) and at the Mitreo Art Gallery in Rome (2011-12). Being Frank is his 5th children's book.