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who we are

I.P.A. Studio is a young, ambitious art studio based in Rome, Italy. It aims to be a reference point for Italian artists. We strive to push the boundaries of the Italian art panorama and promote a culture of excellence and fair practices. We pride ourselves in our flexibility and creative power, bringing a new perspective to any project we touch to empower its original concept. Whether you're looking for screenwriting, concept art, illustrations or worldbuilding, we have you covered with industry professionals.


our artists

Manager and writer

creature designer and writer


Marco Riggio

alessandro coia

Daniele Di Parma 

Born in Rome, Marco Riggio grew up between Italy, Germany and England. After a not-so-brief stint studying electrical engineering in Rome, he graduated in Media Design and Multimedia Arts at NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti) Milan. Post-graduation, he focused mainly on screenwriting and, after winning a scholarship, studied screenwriting
in Cuba at the EICTV of San Antonio de Los Baños. He has a passion for both digital and tabletop games and game design. In 2020 he reached the finals of the Solinas Prize for documentaries and collaborated with Robert Mitas on the short film "22 Seconds".

Born and raised in Rome, Alessandro Coia graduated from the AUR (American University of Rome) in Film and Digital Media. He works as a freelance writer, editor, and script supervisor on independent projects. Author and director of many shorts, among which "Poiesis" and "Apotheosis", which won a place in the semifinals of the Manhattan Short Film Festival of 2017. Since 2018 he is a script reader for the Italian distribution company Eagle Pictures, and in 2020 he collaborated with Robert Mitas on the short film “22 Seconds”. Extremely passionate about fantasy, horror, video games and wargaming, he also found a penchant for drawing and creature design from an early age. 

Shortly after coming out of high school he started studying comics. During his studies, he discovers the world of digital illustration, and that's where the trouble began... he furrowed graphics tablets in a sea of pixels. After concluding his studies he started working for pen and paper role-playing games. After several work experiences, with a small group of friends, he begins plotting what will one day become I.P.A. Studio. Today the Studio known as Italian Prime Artists has taken a life of its own... and from here the story continues…

Lead Artist and Art Director 



Suwan Cancedda

Vincenzo Pratticò

Melissa Spandri

Melissa Spandri is a Freelance Illustrator, Concept Artist and Comics Artist. Based in Italy class 1991 she's worked on many GDR manuals, Kickstarter Campaigns, gamebooks and private commissions. Recently she worked with Estudio Fenix for Fantasy Riders 3 edited By Panini Espana, Fantasy Flight Games and Kobold Press. She's the Lead Artist and Art Director for I.P.A Studio.

Born in Calabria (Southern Italy) in 1984 and moved to Rome in 2003 to study at the Scuola Romana dei Fumetti, which he finished in 2006.

The unsuccessful studies led him to go through a long ten-year period in which he almost abandoned the dream of drawing. He found a job in a supermarket and in the meantime taught himself digital colouring techniques. In 2016 he finally got his first official freelance assignments as an illustrator and cover artist.
Since then he has specialised in tabletop role-playing games.

Born in Milan in 1991, lives and works in Rome.
Since the tender age of 13 has had a burning passion for manga. In 2016 he started collaborating with the publishing company Immagina Di Essere ALtro as an illustrator and cover artist. In 2018 he became one of the creators of Age of Pantheons.

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