Stanga got an early start as an illustrator collaborating with major Italian publishing companies. After graduating with an architecture degree, he refined his drawing skills and got more experience by participating in Bruno Munari’s “creative laboratories” and by frequenting the Domus Academy in Milan.
In 2002 and 2003 he was invited to show his works by the Italian illustrators’ association at The Paris Book Fair and at the Galleria L’Affiche in Milan. Then in 2004 he was chosen along with other colleagues to represent Italian illustrators at the Book Fair in Tai Pei. In the years following, he won numerous Italian illustration awards as well as recognition from the American magazine Creative Quarterly Journal, which gave him two Gold Medal and Communications Art Awards.
He also received important recognition from the annual publication American Illustration (no. 26) and the American magazine 3×3. In 2009 and 2010, the Metropolitan Museum of New York commissioned two large celebratory posters from him that were shown in all of the city’s subway stations.
Carlo Stanga works with journalistic publications, publishing companies and institutions and companies in Italy and abroad, including Missoni, La Repubblica, Il Sole 24ore, Io Donna, D di Repubblica, Brioni, Trussardi, UNESCO, Club Med, Fnac, New York MTA, Wirtschaftswoche and Nestlé.
Carlo lives and works in Berlin.