Sam Ita grew up in a cold, remote Upstate New York border town. After studying graphic design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, he fell into a life of paper engineering. Drawing inspiration from comics, origami, and machines, he has applied his craft to publishing, advertising, animation, display, and toy design.
His work has been featured in various publications, including: Publishers Weekly, The Comics Journal, The Kirkus Review, The Christian Science Monitor, The School Library Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Paper Craft 2, Fully Booked; Ink On Paper Design & Concept for New Publications, Playing With Pop-Ups, and The Art of Pop-Up.
He lives in Queens, New York with his wife, Aimee, and their son, Voltron.