Ivan was born in Alghero, graduated in Modern Literature – history of theatre in Florence. For 8 years he worked as critic, graphic designer and illustrator for the magazine Hystrio. From 1997 to 2005 he cured the Prize’s im age of the International Balzan Foundation. Since 2009 he’s one of founders and the manager director of Mimaster Illustrazione, Milan, Italy; since 2017 he cures the program of The Illustrators Survival Corner for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. He works as freelancer illustrator for several companies.