I was born in Brescia, Italy. During my childhood I used to spend hours drawing characters of my imagination and men of the past, like those nineteenth century gentlemen with mustaches and tails. After my Bachelor of Arts I walked El Camino de Santiago de Compostela (The Way of St. James), a 790 km pilgrimage across Spain where I became aware of my strength and my sense of adaptability. New year, new life: I decided to attend the Academy of Fine Arts in Genoa where I received a Master of Arts, writing my thesis in Munich, Germany, where I have lived for four months.
After college, I started working as freelance graphic designer and illustrator for international clients and participated in international contests. For three years I have worked as graphic/web designer in an Italian company where I gained experience in corporate identity, web design and social media marketing. I have been the official illustrator of Ricci Scout a children’s book series published by one of the major Italian publishing houses, Adriano Salani Editore.
In the 2016 I decided to spend few months in Australia to have a new life experience: living in Sydney allowed me to broaden my horizons and to try a new life style.
My greatest influences are Albert Dorne, Norman Rockwell, Milt Kahl and the illustration style from the 1940s through to the 60s. I pick graphical elements from past styles (composition, color palette, light and shade) creating modern designs with retro-features.
My achievements in life list
- Walk the Way of St. James
- Surf in Spain
- Complete a daily CrossFit workout
- Live in Australia
- Join a language learning community
- Expose artworks in Italy, Germany and France
- Compose a pop song
- Travel across Europe
- Learn rock ‘n’ roll steps in Germany
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