Ninamasina (aka Anna Masini) has degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Cinematography. By day, she worked for a video production company, while taking drawing and printing techniques classes by night. Now, she works as a freelance illustrator. Her books have been published around the world. When she's not illustrating, she's busy running her own self-publishing label called Red Boots, and collaborating with theatre companies in scenography, puppetry and live painting. She lives and works in Milan, Italy.