Sam Ita studied graphic design at the Pratt Institute in
Brooklyn, New York, and apprenticed for five years with Robert
Sabuda and Matthew Rhinehart on best-selling pop-up titles
including America the Beautiful, Encyclopedia
Prehistorica, Mommy, and Christmas cards for the
Museum of Modern Art. His creations for Sterling include
Christmas Tree In-a-Box and Van Gogh''s Sunflowers
In-a-Box. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.