Mattia was born in Cuneo, a small town surrounded by the beautiful Italian Alps. At 2-3 years old, besides eating a lot of pasta, his father (an artist in his own right!) introduced and encouraged Mattia to draw. As a result, he spent most of his time creating funny images on every surface he could find. When Mattia grew up, he decided to study illustration at the European Institute of Design (IED) in Turin. Within eight months of graduation, he landed his first Illustration job, a book titled My First Picture Dictionary for Rass Language House, Hong Kong. Mattia resides in Cuneo and when not illustrating, he enjoys playing basketball, traveling around the world, playing his bass guitar, and skiing on the Alps.|
Below are his most recent projects, Computers and Coding (Parragon), A Surprise for Santa by Kate Jackson (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky), Blast Off on a Mission to Explore Space awarded gold in the Junior Design Awards! (Parragon), Galt Puzzles, Drew the Screw (Holiday House), Monkeys Go Bananas! A counting & Addition Game (Scholastic), Dinosaurs & Construction:Sticker, Punch-out, & Play! by Walter Foster Custom Creative Team (Walter Foster Jr), I'm Not Moving! by Wiley Blevins (Red Chair Press), Sheep in the Closet (Red Chair Press), Gollywood, Here I Come! by Terry John Barto (AuthorHouse), Don't Listen to Those Pigs! by Robert Oksner (Pearson Digital Studio), 1000 Pirate Stickers by Lucy Bowman (Usborne Publishing Ltd), Mon coffret de pompiers by Claudine Frostin (Auzou), Second Big Maze Book by Phillip Clarke (Usborne), Prince Lionheart playMAT (Prince Lionheart), Big Day Out by Peter Rees, Lost! by Grace Cameron, The Soup by Daniel Baxter (Macmillan), You Can Draw Flowers, You Can Draw Dinosaurs (Picture Window Books), Around Town Play Scene sticker set created for Mudpuppy, Storytime Stickers: Choo Choo Trains written by Lynn Plourde (Sterling). A-MAZE-ing School Adventure, A-MAZE-ing Amusement Park Adventure, A-MAZE-ing Zoo Adventure and A-MAZE-ing Farm Adventure, all by Jill Kalz (Picture Window Books). Fun Facts Puzzle SERIES: U.S.A & The Solar System (Silver Dolphin Books), and Problem Solved! Readers Series: The Big Race, The Big Box, A New Friend, Ted's Surprise, Ted's Week, Pip's Picnic, Bun's New Hats, Field Day all written by Suzanne I. Barchers (Red Chair Press).
See more of Mattia's art:
Mattia's personal website
Directory of Illustration