Yan Nascimbene was raised in France and Italy. After working as a photographer in a Paris fashion studio, he studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and at the University of California at Davis. Yan and Joan Parazette married and moved to Rome where they started POMPELMO EDITORE, a publishing company.
The following ten years were spent between California, France and Italy.
Nascimbene’s illustrations have appeared in Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, the New Yorker, Boston Globe, Toronto Life, Scientific American, Atlantic Monthly, Hemispheres, etc. His commercial clients include Air France, British Airways, Continental Airlines, IBM, Apple, Macy’s, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, NYU, Bank of America, etc…
Yan’s work is exhibited worldwide. He is the recipient of a gold and two silver medals from the Society of Illustrators, New York and won the Bologna International Graphic Award three times. In 2011 the Venice Biennale, as part of Italy’s national unity anniversary, selected Yan Nascimbene’s work for the “Italy in the World” exhibition, at the Italia Pavilion.
Yan Nascimbene and Joan Parazette, a painter and author, live in the South of France. Yan is currently writing a series of short stories for adults.