Santino was born in Sicily, Italy, but later decided to move to Rome for his studies.
Originally planning to be a professional translator, after his graduation he turned back to his first main loves: graphic design and illustration.
He currently works in the advertising field, while doing freelance illustrated work. His designs are colorful, impactful, stylish, and inspired mainly by people, popular culture and his own emotional experiences. His style focuses on geometric shapes and sharp lines, echoing the fundamentals of his graphic design background.
He often sets the spotlight on the main characters of his work, and tries to incorporate meaning or subtle messages in most of the pieces he produces.