Valentina Mendicino, affectionately known as Val-eh Mendy, was born on February 6th, 1982, in a quaint town nestled on the charming Lake Iseo in Northern Italy. She proudly boasts that she shares her birthday with Bob Marley and Queen Elizabeth II.
Valentina's creative journey began at an early age, spending endless hours immersed in drawing, cartoons, comics and of course, video games. Her passion for the visual arts, led her to pursue a degree in Illustration & Multimedia Animation from The European Institute of Design (IED) in Milan . She then furthered her education by obtaining a Master's degree in Children's Books from the prestigious Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) in Cambridge, UK.
With over 15 years of experience in the digital media industry, her expertise as a 2D Digital Artist has been put to use on a diverse range of projects: from illustrating and writing her own children's books to creating game boards and designing characters for animated TV series. These days, Valentina's passion lies in the world of Gaming & Technology. She's a 3D enthusiast and an avid consumer of Retro & VR games. She is also a toys collector (which she swears are for her six-year-old boy) and dreams of owning a red panda one day (but for now, she has settled for a ginger cat).
When Valentina isn’t busy working, she can be found grooving to electronic beats, exploring new destinations across the globe, or learning something new.