Albertine was born in 1967 in a countryside village of the Geneva area. She studied at the École des arts décoratifs and the École supérieure d’art visuel of Geneva. She obtained her diploma in 1990 and opened a screen-printing workshop in the same year. She met writer Germano Zullo in 1993. They married in 1996, and their relationship soon developed into one of great artistic affinity. Their first common works were published the same year and their many children’s publications were soon receiving several awards: Golden Apple of Bratislava, 1999; Prix suisse Jeunesse et Médias, 2009; Prix Sorcières, 2011; New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book, 2012.