Thanks to a tip from Alex Nabaum, I now know that the illustration was done by an artist named Alessandro Gottardo. Who, according to his bio,
"..studied at a specialist art high school inVenice and in the Illustration department of the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. He has won numerous awards, particularly in the United States. These include the most prestigious international accolade in the illustration field – a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal, which was presented in New York in 2009"