Juan Cavia developed his skills in painting, drawing, composition, dynamics and various techniques of representation and animation. After secondary school, he begins to study film while working as storyboard artist and concept designer.
Since 2005, he has been working as an art director for film, theater and advertising. He was a co-author of The Adventures of Dog Mendonca and Pizzaboy - The Untold tales of Dog Mendonça & Pizzaboy. He frequently collaborates with writer Filipe Melo and artist Santiago Villa. The forewords of volume I and volume II were written by legendary filmmakers John Landis, Tobe Hooper and George A. Romero. In 2012 he illustrated a story for an anthology commemorating the 25th anniversary of Dark Horse Presents, a compilation featuring works by Frank Miller and Mike Mignola.