Born in 1971, Tommaso Ragnisco currently lives and works in Rome. He received a degree in Industrial Design, presenting a spaceship as his thesis. He is a sculptor, painter, designer, makeup artist, special- effects engineer and production designer. He founded 21st Century Design Studio in Rome, and later, 21Lab, which was open until 2008. In 2012, along with Marco Zamponi and Massimiliano Forcella, he founded LABNORMAL multimedia design studio. He continues to collaborate in the applied arts, working with important players in the industrial, educational, media and museum fields, including Slamp, Fox Italia e Opera Nazionale Montessori. He taught cinematography for 5 years at IED, Istituto Europeo di Design, and for two years, has supervised an artistic-scientific workshop 'the hands and the mind' at the primary school "Montessori" in Rome. Following his passion for cinema, he has produced and designed short films, which he views as 'windows for freedom of expression'.