Born in September 30, 1971, in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since age 4, Mariano attended Belgrano Day School... an English private school, where he spent most of his childhood and early youth years, till finally graduating at age 18, in 1989. Although his interest in sports has always been paramount, he decided it was time for University, becoming a licensed Architect in 1995 (Universidad de Belgrano, Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo). Shortly after, he decided that what he really wanted to be was an animator. That is how for the last 19 years Mariano has been creating and animating stuff that can be seen in many commercials, promos, illustrations, and animated features throughout Latin America, Europe and the US.