Born and raised in Milan, from a Russian mother and Italian father, at 10 I bought myself a money-box onto which I glued a note, saying Money for Tokyo.
At 21, when I had the opportunity to visit Japan for the first time, I broke that money-box and spent everything in a few short hours. At 22, I graduated in 2D Animation from the National Film School (Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia) in Italy and kept cultivating a deep interest in character design and animation. At 23, I decided to give Japan a second shot and moved there for what felt like a few months but ended up being two years. Two years in which I had the opportunity not only to learn the language but also to experience the atmosphere of a traditional animation studio as an intern. At 25, I started an MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art where I gave my characters a new full identity.
By the age of 26 I’ve been listed for multiple awards, and have worked as a freelance animator and concept artist for Fenix and Enanimation Studios in Italy. I was lead animator and layout artist for the upcoming Bethe1to campaign by the American National Suicide Prevention and the Lifeline in New York and my work has been showcased in AWW Magazine and will be on Hightone publishing platform in Hong Kong.