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An architect, Franco Achilli trained with Alfred Hohenegger, Giorgio Fioravanti and Gianni Sassi, then at the New York School of Visual Arts. After acting as assistant to Emilio Fioravanti at G&R Associati, he opened his own first office in Milan in 1985 with Guglielmo Ghizzardi and Mario Piazza. In 1995, he launched A+G Achilli Ghizzardi Associati, which he still runs today, working in architecture, brand and exhibition design, and publishing graphics. His clients in a career spanning over thirty years have included industrial and commercial groups, publishers and international organisations. He has continuous experience in lecturing in design schools and teaches Visual Identity in Brands at the IULM University in Milan. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Northern Illinois University and had held courses at the University of Palermo, the Art Institute of Chicago, Milan Polytechnic, the IUAV in Venice and other universities. The acknowledgements he has received for his teaching work include ten awards from the Designer & Art Directors Club of London. He has written and edited publications about design and his work has featured in leading international magazines.
Visual design:designing the visible world
To design is to transform the world, from the simplest things right up to the most complex ones. Design is not just a discipline that teaches us how to invent and improve the material side of life: it is also an ideal model that teaches us how things both great and small are bound together by invisible threads. It is the art of change, responsibility and commitment.
The visual designer is a creative who is also capable of co-ordinating the skills of a team specialising in a variety of disciplines. He also knows how to face, as the orchestra conductor, complex issues at stake in institutional communications, services and products. This course enables students to acquire a methodology to use in the different phases of a project and its execution and to apply for employment as designers (in professional offices, agencies or organisations) or creative consultants for industrial or commercial firms, or – by opening an office of their own – to take the plunge as entrepreneurs of their own careers.
Who should attend
The course is intended for students who have a high school leaving diploma coming from either an Italian or a foreign university. Applicants will be expected to show a strong interest in design disciplines (visual, graphic, exhibition and digital design, lettering, photography and video), in social sciences (anthropology, theories of communication and mass media, sociology and semiology) and in the culture of the visual arts (art and design history). Students who attend this course are future designers of digital and analogical communication, creative directors and brand experts
An introductory phase (First Year) is followed by an intermediate one that focuses on a case study (Second Year) and then a completion processs dedicated to the final project and portfolio (Third Year). From the groundwork of basic design to the grammar of typography, from graphic layout software programs to packaging, from motion graphics to interactive design, students learn all the disciplines related to visual design, combining techniques with technologies and their own cultural humus, so as to operate consciously in the complex scenarios of our contemporary society.
– Graphic design.– Brand design.– Photography and video storytelling– Art and design history– Exhibition design and signage– Digital design.– Interactive design.– Anthropology, sociology, semiology– Theory of the mass media– Marketing and research
Student of the Year
At the end of each academic year, Raffles Milano rewards the best talent of every course and every year.The award is given to the student who has distinguished him- or herself in terms of his/her academic career and portfolio, according to the assessment both of an internal committee of teachers and of an external committee of professionals who are invited to assess the portfolio (the student’s anonymity is protected)
They are well-founded professionals, authors of projects that have made their mark, and with many years of teaching experience. They have a wide and truly international vision.
They are part of a cohesive and productive group, and they love discussing the progress of courses, the opportunities that present themselves on the run and the performance of individual students.
Maria Laura Albini
Entrepreneur and Manager
Designer / Calligrapher
Screenwriter and copywriter
Visual designer / Design director
Director / Writer
Journalist expert in digital culture and new media
Pasquale Di Meglio
Design director / Visual designer
Motion graphic designer
Translator / Interpreter
Visual and digital designer
Director / Screenwriter
Digital artist / interaction designer
Teacher of semiotics / Web writer
Gallerist / Curator
Applications for admission can be made by downloading the form and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org or made by calling the school directly.
Admission FeeApplicants for admission must pay a fee of 150 euros.
Admission documentation– letter of motivation– passport or identity card for Italian students or EU-EFTA citizens– receipt of payment of the admission fee of 150 euros.
The candidate will be contacted for an Admissions interview after their submission of the Application documents. If their profile is considered suitable, candidates will receive an Admittance letter, which is non-binding for the Candidate.
Candidates, if the result of the interview was positive, are sent the official acceptance response of the admission request, which remains non-binding for the Candidate.
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Confirmation of enrollment Candidates will be eligible to enroll with us after receiving their Admittance Letter from the Institution. Successful applicants will have 30 days to fill out the enrollment form and pay an enrollment fee to secure their position in the program
Annual fees valid for registrations from 1 January 2021:Students from the European Union and EFTARegistration fee + annual fee according to the six categories of ISEE family income brackets:I Income bracket up to € 30,000Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 6.000 euroII Income bracket from 30,001 to 40,000 eurosEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 7.000 euroIII Income bracket from 40,001 to 70,000 eurosEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 9.500 euroIV Income bracket from 70,001 to 100,000 eurosEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 12.500 euroV Income range from 100,001 to 125,000 eurosEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 16.000 euroVI Income bracket over 125,000 eurosEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 18.000 euro
Non-European Union and Non-EFTA studentsEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 18.000 euroRaffles Milan can accept the submission of income documents by students to assess their suitability with respect to the determination of the membership bracket
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Graduated in Business Administration at Bocconi University in Milan, before graduating she began her professional career in a management consultancy company, a startup founded by Alumni Bocconi, and then continued her career in Accenture. She later joined YNAP in top roles of international scope, specializing in Sales & Marketing. From 2015 she worked in Inter, where she was one of the youngest female managers in an international football club in series A ; she held the role of Marketing Director in Inter and the Global Business Development Director, with the take-over by Suning, working closely with Suning International for the Asian market. Currently she decided to leave her Corporate career to start her business activity in the consultancy and to follow startup companies as a mentor and an investor.
Born in Sicily, he lives in Milan where he trained and graduated in Industrial Design at the Politecnico in
2000 with a focus on Product Design, with Alberto Meda and Ezio Manzini.
Since then he has been working on design with a multidisciplinary approach, specializing in particular in visual design and branding, and collaborating as a freelancer and consultant with some independent studios.
He is currently Creative and Design Director
of Logotel, Italian ""Service Design Company"", with
a team of 200 professionals and offices in Milan, Paris, Madrid. In this context he deals with branded customer experience and visual identity, design strategy and design thinking for the most important Italian and international companies.
Finalist at Fedrigoni Top Awards 2019, with Logotel
he has been awarded with the Milano Design Week
Award 2013 and 2014 for exhibit design and the Compasso d'Oro ADI 2018 for Service Design.
A graphic designer and calligrapher, Luca Barcellona uses lettering as the main component of his creations, whose aim is to induce the manual dimension of an art as age-old as handwriting to cohabit with the languages and tools available in the digital age. In 2003, he teamed up with Rae Martini and Marco Klefisch to found the collective Rebel Ink. In 2009, he worked with the calligrapher Klaus Peter Schaffel for the National Museum in Zurich to create a faithful reproduction of a large-scale globe whose original dated back to 1569, practising his calligraphy with original materials (goose quills and natural inks). The brands that have commissioned lettering from him include Carhartt, Nike, Mondadori, Zoo York, Dolce & Gabbana, Sony BMG, Seat, Volvo, Universal and Eni. He teaches calligraphy at the Italian Calligraphy Association and holds workshops in several European cities. In 2010, he produced his own clothing line, the Luca Barcellona Gold Series. More recently, he brought out his first monographic book, Take Your Pleasure Seriously, with the publisher Lazy Dog Press, where he is also a partner.
Graphic Designer, in parallel with collaborations with design studios and visual communication develops a strong sensitivity to Motion Graphic. His creative method, oriented to a dynamic but essential design, is based on constant research and experimentation of visual and audio-visual techniques. To give body and shape to his projects he founded in 2011 Workroom, a studio dedicated to the animated communication of information, ideas and stories. Over the years he has worked on national and international projects of Infographic Animations, Interactive Video Mapping, Animated Explainers and Music Videos, combining Motion Design, 3D, Traditional Animation and Stop Motion. His clients include Flos, Vogue, Triennale Milano, BMW, Max Mara, Nike, Harvard Business Publishing and Il Sole 24 Ore. He is a consultant for several brands and fashion magazines. His work has appeared in major international media.
Selezionato come uno dei migliori nuovi designer italiani, dalla TRIENNALE di MILANO e premiato con una menzione dalla XX edizione del Premio Compasso d’oro, ha insegnato e tenuto lezioni ai Master internazionali dello IED e del Politecnico di Milano. Ha collaborato con l’artista Marina Abramovic per il branding del Marina Abramovic Institute ed è stato “special project supervisor” presso lo studio dell’architetto Daniel Libeskind con sede a Milano.
Paolo has worked for Il Resto del Carlino, Il Gazzettino and for the cinema magazine 35mm as a journalist. In 2013 he published the novel Come non ci fosse un domani (Oge Edizioni), and here began his career as a screenwriter and author. He wrote Milano Underground for Bananas, La Scuola della Notte (RAI series set in the Beccaria juvenile penitentiary). For cinema, he wrote the screenplay of the film Zeta, produced by 9.99films and Panama film. In 2017 he was selected for the international serial development project Serial Eyes at DFFB Berlin. He is currently among the screenwriters of the series Isla Blanca produced by Indiana and is developing a TV series for the German production H&V. In addition to this activity, he has also taught Storytelling, Brainstorming and Pitch courses at the Politecnico di Milano. He collaborates as copywriter with several advertising agencies.
His career path has been dotted with books and art. During his university studies he worked for the Garzanti publishing house as a travelling salesman in bookshops in Lombardy. In the Eighties he joined Electa to work in all commercial and marketing sectors, key areas in the conception, realization and promotion of art and image books. In Electa he collaborated in the organization of major exhibitions and activities for museums, until he became the editorial and commercial director of Arnoldo Mondadori Arte. In the nineties he joined Federico Motta Editore to launch the Exhibitions and Museums Communication sector, creating - with the collaboration of the French publisher Actes Sud - the Mottajunior series of children's literature and relaunching the magazine Materia together with the architecture sector. His constant commitment to combine creativity and innovation in the publishing world and in cultural promotion brought him to A+G. Today he is in charge of Special Projects for the publisher Skira. All these experiences have generated a central idea, which implies a "theory of study", accompanied by a constant and assiduous "practice of study". The consequence of studying is to change, and changing means feeling better.
Graduated in Design at Politecnico di Milano, he is one of the founders of ROCKIT (www.rockit.it), a landmark for Italian music. In 2005 he created MI AMI (www.miamifestival.it), one of the main music festivals in Italy. After working with and for Universal Music France, ENT design Paris, Artclair Edition Paris, Edizioni Zero Milano, he is currently CEO of Better Days (www.betterdays.it), a hybrid company operating both as a publishing house and as a creative agency. Better Days currently manages Rockit.it, Dailybest.it and Dailyfood.it as well as the MI AMI festival. The company is in charge of the image of some important projects such as the Italia Music Export of SIAE and curator of street art/illustration exhibits all over Italy.
Andrea Braccaloni studied at the Milan Polytechnic Faculty of Architecture, where he also met his future partners. In 1997, with Francesco Cavalli, Bruno Genovese and David Pasquali, he founded the Leftloft design and communication agency, in which he works as design director, type designer and expert in communication strategy and analysis. The more significant projects he has worked on closely include designing the proprietary typeface for the newspaper Corriere della Sera, the signage and typography for Milan’s San Siro stadium, rebranding Moleskine, rebranding Oscar Mondadori and subito.it, art direction and communication for the Inter FC football club and various publishing products, such as the daily sports newspaper Dieci, the newspaper Manifesto and the magazines Panorama First, ICON, Focus and Sette del Corriere della Sera. He is a professional member of Aiap, the BEDA Register, ATypl and TDC. Since 2001, in addition to his professional work he has also been teaching at Milan Polytechnic, the CFP Bauer and the IED in Milan.
He was born in Montescaglioso (Matera) where he lives and has worked since 1986 as a professional graphic designer. Among the fields of intervention he prefers the design aimed at social education and environmental sustainability. Over the years his interest in material culture, research on places and their inhabitants have led him to the definition of an effective and contemporary graphic language suitable to tell and enhance them to promote human, economic and cultural development, convinced that the graphic culture is, first of all, the ability to build great narratives.
He teaches graphic design in universities and design schools and is a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale).
Born and raised in Berlin, with studies in Athens, Laura is a passionate visual communication professional. For over 25 years she has been working in the field of Corporate and Brand Identity, Digital Branding and Graphic Design, designing for important Italian and European clients, in many different sectors: companies, institutions, start-ups, university research centers.
From 1989 to 2000 he collaborated in Milan with the studio Barrese & C. - Corporate Image, an important communication agency active in the market for almost forty years.
Then, partner of Antonio Barrese, he founded Barrese & Buddensieg - Strategic & Communication design, active from 2000 to 2010.
Subsequently, she has undertaken the activity of consultant, as an expert in the design of Business Visual Identity, founding Laura Buddensieg - Business Visual Identity.
Graduated in Art from the DAMS school in Bologna, he moved to Milan, where he took a diploma in Graphic design from the Accademia di Comunicazione. He started his professional career at DLV BBDO as an art director. He then developed an interest in creating and producing images for printing. He became the manager for the post-production, 3D and illustration department. At the beginning of 2016, he teamed up with Daniele Tribi and Francesco Van Straten to establish B612Studio, a structure that works with illustration, 3D, post-production and photography. The clients he has completed projects for include Yamaha, Freddy, Cam, Rolling Stone, Wall Street Institute, Che Banca!, Bayer, Telecom, Sky and Audi. His work appeared in the 2012, 2014 and 2016 editions of the 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide Annual Award and of the 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide Annual Award published by Lürzer’s Archive.
He deals with identity and visual communication in all its forms: packaging, editorial, environmental and corporate design for renowned national and international companies including Autogrill, Autostrade per l'Italia, Bata, Okite, Scarpa, Sisley, The Space Cinema, Thun, Unicredit and United Colors of Benetton. He collaborated with Massimo and Lella Vignelli in the Vignelli Associates studio in New York, and later with Fabrica, the Benetton Group's Research and Communication Center. He exhibits his projects at Shiodome Italia Creative Centre in Tokyo, Shanghai Art Museum and Triennale di Milano. In 2017 he won the Ispo Award for product of the year in collaboration with Scarpa Spa R&D.
Graduated at Concordia University in Montreal, she opened her first studio in the same city. She then moved to Milan in 1980s, where, after a collaboration with studio Pierluigi Cerri/Gregotti Associati International, she became the Design Director in the Benetton and Prada Groups. Her clients include: Barilla, Bulgari, Ferragamo, Fabriano, Fedrigoni, Knoll, Moleskine, San Carlo, Swatch, TV5 and Vatican (she was a member of the multi-award winning team that designed the Holy See Pavilion at Milan EXPO 2015). Her works were published, exhibited and awarded worldwide.
Speaker in many design conferences and a member of international panels, she was teacher at IUAV (Venice) and visiting professor in many international universities.
For her merits Ginette was nominated member of the Royal Academy of Arts and appointed International Ambassador Canada 150 by the Minister of Canadian Heritage in 2017, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Confederation.
Born in 1981, Luigi Ciuffreda studied architecture and design at the École Supérieure d’Art et de Design in Orleans and at Milan Polytechnic, where he graduated in 2006 with a specialisation in museography and exhibition design for cultural heritage. From 2005 to 2007, he worked as an expert in the subject in the Interior Design workshops at the Milan Polytechnic Faculty of Design and, from 2013 to 2017, he lectured in design and exhibition design at the Milan Academy of Communication. He now operates in a variety of permutations of the field of design: product design, retail design, interior architecture an exhibition design. His more notable recent projects include the museographical design at the Lapidary Museum of Monte Sant’Angelo and the signage for the new NAS Arena stadium in Dubai. Since 2006, he has been a consultant with Buratti Architects, where he has collaborated on projects for B&B Italia, Fontana Arte, Living Divani, Poliform, Poltrona Frau, Porro, Tecno, Lamborghini, Ducati, Husqvarna, La Perla and Gebrüder Thonet of Vienna. Along with his professional activities, he devotes some of his time to personal research into illustration and graphic design.
Graduated in History and Criticism of Art at Università Statale di Milano, he is a documentary maker, writer, and has been collaborating with artist Velasco Vitali since 2009.
Since 2009 he has been working with CICAE (Confédération Internationale des Cinéma d’Art e d’Essai), teaching courses and holding lectures in various Italian universities (Università Bicocca of Milan, Università degli Studi di Pavia e di Milano, IULM, Università degli studi di Parma) and international campuses.
In 2012 he published his first book of short stories 24 Fotogrammi: storia aneddotica del cinema (Secondavista Edizioni, 2012).
Il Gesto delle Mani (The Gesture of Hands), his first full-length documentary, was presented at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival in the category FORUM, where he was awarded the International Critics Award FIPRESCI. In 2017, on the occasion of Giancarlo Vitali’s solo painting exhibition, he organised a documentary/portrait of the artist at Palazzo Reale (Milan) “TIME OUT”.
His works have been presented in various festivals and art institutions worldwide.
Adjunct professor for the degree courses in Communication and for the master's degree course in Modern philology at the University of Pavia. After his education in Modern Literature with a philological-linguistic focus, he worked for a decade as a journalist (Domus, Europeo, Il Sole 24 Ore), and then devoted himself to business consulting in the field of organizational communication and information technology. Since 1998 he has been working in particular on digital culture and new media. He is one of the founding partners of Spindox (consulting firm) and Betwyll (innovative startup that develops technologies to support education). He studies the relevance of new technologies of artificial intelligence, with particular reference to the organization of knowledge, the debate in the public sphere and the information ecosystem. He also studies bibliology, understood as the study of technologies supporting reading and as an analysis of the ways in which these technologies condition the evolution of reading practices.
Pasquale Di Meglio studied art and specialised in the Art of Printing.
After a first period spent in various graphic design agencies and an experience in the publishing industry, in 2004 he founded Studio41, a design studio that will gave life to several collaborations in the field of cultural communication.
In 2010 he moved to Milan where he started working for Lumen, branding agency that allowed him to enter into contact with many Italian and international brands.
Since 2014 he has been the Design Director at CBA, a brand design agency of the WPP group, which offers a global perspective on the world of branding and design thanks to its international team.
After his diploma in Illustration and Animation, Donati worked in Paris as an animator for a software house specialising in iPad apps. Once back in Milan, he continued his professional growth as motion graphic designer for a well-known advertising post-production house, working for large enterprises like Barilla, Armani, Volkswagen, Mulino Bianco and other important Italian brands. Today he is a consultant for Sky and other communication agencies in Milan, where he produces visual motion graphic contents applied to television, cinema and events. Since 2016 he has been combining his professional activity as a designer with teaching.
Born in Milan in 1961, at the age of twenty-five Francesco Dondina established Dondina Associates to work in the fields of brand identity and communication design, focusing primarily on its applications to the areas of fashion, design, art and culture. His studio’s more important clients have included Giorgio Armani, Krizia, Valentino, Ferragamo, L’Oréal Paris, Cassina, the City of Milan, the MoMA, Feltrinelli and MUBA, the Milan Children’s Museum. He designed the images for the exhibitions of Bramantino in the Sforza Castle and of Bernardino Luini in the Royal Palace, both in Milan. With Marco Zanuso Jr. and Giuseppe Rabonim he designed the ticket offices for Expo Milano 2015. From 2010 to 2012, Dondina Associates also had a base in New York, since in that period he partnered with the Asia Society Museum and the American Ballet Theatre. In 2009, he published a book of an interview with Bob Noorda, Una vita nel segno della grafica. In 2015, he devised the Graphic Design Lectures cycle of events held at the Sforza Castle and, in 2016, he curated SIGNS, an exhibition about contemporary Italian graphic design held in the Base location in Milan. He has taught at the Cfp Bauer and Milan Polytechnic for many years.
After taking his diploma in 1984 at the Arte e Messaggio Civic School of Applied Arts in Milan, Stefano Fabbri spent the period from 1986 to 1987 as assistant art director to Gino Ciccognani in the Studio Nuovi Prodotti advertising agency. In the two following years, he then pursued his career as an assistant art director further in the international agency Saatchi & Saatchi. From 1989 to 2005, he worked as a visualiser and illustrator with several leading agencies, including Saatchi & Saatchi, Verba DDB, J.W. Thompson and Bates. At present, he works regularly with several publications and publishers: the newspapers and magazines Corriere della Sera, Lo Specchio della Stampa, Auto Oggi, Le Scienze, Men’s Health, Panorama, Riders, Focus and Mente&Cervello and the publishers Feltrinelli, Stampa Alternativa, Mondadori, Besa and Helblings Languages. He has co-ordinated several illustration workshops at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. In 2005, he won the Oesterheld Award at the Romacartoon International Cartoon Festival for his graphic novel Il monile di Bengasi, whose texts were written by the author Danilo Manera.
His professional career has given him the chance to gain experience in different fields: from communication to financing service. He has successfully developed a new business and at the same time renewed new commercial networks and company organizations. He has a peculiar attitude towards strategic thinking, from team work to talent honing and management. As a Coach Manager, he is truly a remarkable specialist of relationships for the development and acquisition of fundamental self-awareness. He has had numerous managerial roles in important Italian and international companies ranging from Commercial Manager in Mondadori Advertising to General Manager in Cemit Interactive Media, and he has been the General Manager in Condé Nast. After a few years in consulting, he came back to the company field as a Managing Director and as CEO of Cerved's Finservice Group.
Class of 1959, Marcello Francone studied graphic design and photography at the Monza State Institute of Art under AG Fronzoni. From Fronzoni, he acquired a very strong design approach that induced him to “investigate the substance of things, not to linger on the surface and to remove elements rather than to add them”. After his studies, he worked with Friedemann Kaltbrunner in the Contact Studio and partnered with G&R Associati and with the Anselmi Studio. In 1983, he started acquiring experience in publishing with Electa, where he was made responsible for the graphic design office in 1985 and became art director in 1988. In 1994 to 2016, he started holding a course in publishing graphics for the third-year students at the Milan Academy of Communication. In 1995, he joined Skira, taking part in reviving the venerable art publisher’s fortunes, where he currently holds the position of Art Director. In 2005, he was Visiting Professor at the Milan Polytechnic Faculty of Design during which he conducted a worshop entitled "Drawing books that narrate design".
Born in 1972 in Monfalcone, he studied architecture in Genoa, where he began to collaborate as a sound engineer and light designer on film sets. Once in Milan, he dealt with video art and then, together with Stefano Boeri, he founded Multiplicity, a multidisciplinary collective merging visual art experience and urban design. He collaborated with Mercurio, a production studio in Milan, working as filmmaker for several ads. The following are among his most recent productions: FCA, BPER, Yamaha, Ramazzotti, GDF Suez, ENI, Indesit, Vodafone, Feltrinelli and Morellato. He is mainly known for working on music videos. In 2004, he directed music clips for Jovanotti, Tiziano Ferro, Rezophobic, Piero Pelù, Zucchero, velvet, Negramaro, Gemelli Diversi, Nek, Subsonica, Planet Funk, Motel Connection. In 2006, he was awarded the Premio Video Clip Italiano thanks to Incantevole by Subsonica. In 2003, he won Premio Solinas for the best subject in the feature film Una buona ragione.
She studied Communication Design at the State Academy of Arts and Industry Stroganov in Moscow. After graduation she got a ""residency"" in Fabrica, research center on arts and communication of Benetton group (Treviso, Italy) and where, from 2012 to 2013, she worked in Visual Communication department in the field of Social Design. Back to Moscow in 2013, she started her teaching activity teaching Graphic Design at the State Academy of Arts and Industry Stroganov, in the Department of Communication Design. In the meantime, she worked as a graphic designer, developing, among other projects, the brand identity for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Park, for the Sochi Autodrom and for the Federal Council of Russia.
Since 2015 she lives in Milan and currently works as Art director at Armando Testa advertising agency, where she follows clients in the Fashion and Luxury sector, including Pomellato, Giorgio Armani, Ferretti Group, Ferrari Trento. She specializes in branding, graphic identity, editorial design and art and style direction of photo shoots.
After graduating from the Academy of Communication in Milan, she obtained a Master in Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art in London. She won a scholarship to further her research at Kyoto City University of Arts. Back in Europe, she won the Parallel Prize and was later called by Philippe Starck to start a collaboration in the Paris studio. After this experience she returned to Milan where, while maintaining a collaborative relationship with the studio, she carried out her own Graphic design projects. She has received recognition from the ADCI and the Padua Cultural Commission.
Valentina Grilli è un’artista italiana, diplomata in scenografia e abilitata in Storia dell’arte all’Accademia di Belle arti di Brera. Il suo percorso si orienta inizialmente verso la moda, lavorando come textile designer per Roberto Cavalli e Patrizia Pepe, per dirottare rapidamente verso l’intimità della pittura, dove i soggetti di stampo naturalistico la portano ai primi riconoscimenti con premi nazionali e con mostre in Italia e all’estero.Le tecniche hanno sempre rappresentato un nodo cruciale nella sua ricerca indagando da autodidatta diverse possibilità creative, studiando i grandi maestri del passato e del presente e affinando in particolare la tempera all’uovo e l’acquarello a dry-brush.
Lucio Lazzara was born in Milan, where he graduated in Architecture from Milan Polytechnic after spending several years studying at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki. After a period of experimentation in the field of graphic design and communication, in 2000 he founded the Zetalab design office, where he is still an active partner today. He has taken an interest in many different facets of design work, ranging from brand design and publishing graphics to exhibition and interaction design and photography. Underlying his method is his trust in knowledge and analysis as the foundation-stones of creativity. His clients have included esterni, Mondadori, Rizzoli, Mediaset, Internazionale, Smemoranda and the Milan Triennale and he has designed communications, spaces and events for Moleskine. He has lectured at Milan Polytechnic. He is one of the founder members of the Ministero della Grafica, a very lively cultural association whose aim is to nurture and strengthen design culture.
Artist and designer, after graduating from the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium (2008) and an artistic residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam (2011), he worked for the iconic Belgian designer Walter Van Beirendonck and several other clients in the field of fashion and art. His designs and installations have been exhibited at MoMa Ps1, New York (Costumes for Fisherspooner, 2011), at Selfridges, London (WashedUp, curated by Judith Clark, 2010), at Museo della Triennale, Milan (Il Nuovo Vocabolario della Moda Italiana, 2016), at Arnhem Biennale (in 2011, 2013 and 2015) and at Dover Street Market, London (2018). CLU++ER, founded in 2018, is a creative studio with the mission of promoting the exchange of ideas between different people and disciplines. CLU++ER signs photography, design and creative direction projects, and also organizes exhibitions and events to invite different kinds of audiences into the creative act. The first two CLU++ER events took place in 2018 at Salvatore Lanteri Gallery, Milan and ModernAppealing Clothing, San Francisco.
Translator, conference interpreter and professor of English language, she graduated in English Language and Literature at the University of Aarhus and accomplished a research PhD in Theory of Translation at the University of Milan. She has been teaching both in Italian and international universities and in corporate contexts for 15 years. This experience gave her the chance to be able to deal with students from different cultures and educational backgrounds, with the aim to make them reach a good language level for several social and professional operating contexts. Besides, she works as Project Manager for important translation assignments and interpreting projects. She released monographies on language didactics and contributed to numerous academic papers in this field.
Direttore artistico dell’Archivio Enrico Cattaneo e della Biennale di Fotografia Femminile – BFF di Mantova, ha collaborato con il SiFest e con il Premio Canon, specializzandosi in fotografia e diventando curatrice indipendente nell’organizzazione di mostre con realtà sia pubbliche che private, in Italia e all’estero, mentre in parallelo continua l’attività di organizzazione e consulenza per artisti e fotografi. Scrive su riviste di settore e sul Dossier Fotografia all’interno del CAM Catalogo di arte moderna (ex-Bolaffi) pubblicato dalla Editoriale Giorgio Mondadori – Gruppo Cairo. Dal 2016 organizza ed insegna in corsi professionali per diventare Photocurator in scuole di fotografia ed in realtà indipendenti in tutta Italia e collabora come docente. Partecipa come Folio-Reviewer in vari Foto Festival tra Italia e Estero ed è nel team curatoriale di alcuni Foto festival nel territorio.
After graduating with full marks from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, Lia Luzzatto continued her studies, exploring the fields of fashion and specialising in hardcopy and digital chromatic communication. She now works as a colour consultant in many fields, writes books, takes part in seminars. Lia Luzzatto lectures in Colour Theory at the Academy of Communication and the Luxury Lab in the Academy of Luxury in Milan. Writing together with Renata Pompas, whom she met attending Luigi Veronesi’s lectures in chromatology at the Academy, she has published numerous books about colour that are constantly going through reprints for publishers including Hoepli, Il Castello and Bompiani. She is a founder and member of Presidency Council and Scientific Committeeof the Italian Colour Association’s Colour Group. Previously a member of the CISST – Italian Centre for Studying the History of Fabrics – and of ADI, she is currently a member of the ECD Environmental Colour Design of Buenos Aires and of the Stockholm-based Colour Study Group.
Born in Treviso, he studied visual communication design at the IUAV University of Venice. In 2013 he joins as designer and art director the team of the Paduan startup Unipiazza. After finishing his studies he moves to Milan and starts a consultancy as digital product designer for Il Sole 24 Ore. He works on the redesign of the website and mobile application, on the creation of the premium section and on various visual and interactive projects with Lab24. In 2018 he collaborates with studio Folder to the interface and user experience project of MP02, a mobile device produced by the Swiss company Punkt.
As a freelancer he collaborates with several studios and professionals in visual identity projects, information design and in the conception and development of digital products and services.
After graduating in Communication Design from Milan Polytechnic in 2005, Luisa Milani started working in the Leftloft graphic design office, where she stayed for five years and where she also achieved the realisation that graphic design is a passion for her first and only then also a job of work. She then founded La Tigre in 2009, an office that has worked successfully both in Italy and internationally from the very start. Over the years, the clients she has had the opportunity to develop projects for include The New York Times, The Guardian, Wired, the Süddeutsche Zeitung, IBM, Zucchi, Bassetti, ENI, Il Sole 24 Ore and Mondadori. After several years as an assistant at Milan Polytechnic and running several workshops, she started teaching in Turin in 2015. In 2012, she was named among the Young Guns by the Art Directors Club of New York. In 2014, she redesigned the logo of The Independent. In 2015, she received an acknowledgement from the Type Directors Club of New York and in 2016 one of her designs was selected as a finalist by the SPD, the Society of Publication Designers.
Born in 1982, Corrado Musmeci graduated in Business Economics with a specialisation in Corporate Organisation, then worked on commercial and communication management with Fontegrafica, the family firm established by his father, of which he is now sole administrator. Fontegrafica has carved itself a distinctive niche on the printing scene and is now considered to be an international benchmark for typographic research and high-quality production. It has achieved this by accumulating specific experience in executing projects for the luxury, fashion and design sectors. Corrado Musmeci is very active in professional printing circles: he is a member of the Board of Directors of the ITS Rizzoli Institute and Vice-President of the Milan Industrial Graphics Union and has lectured in university Masters courses in Milan. He never passes up an opportunity to support and promote the culture of printed communication, partnering with institutions, schools, influencers and brands.
Appassionato di libri sin dalle scuole superiori, dopo studi di grafica a Milano e Rotterdam (Naba e WDKA Academy), fotografia (a Roma), qualche viaggio oltreoceano e un’esperienza lavorativa in agenzia fotografica (ParalleloZero, Milano), decide di dedicarsi completamente ai propri progetti diventando libero professionista dal 2013, dando vita a Libri Finti Clandestini, progetto di autoproduzione editoriale all’insegna della sperimentazione, basato sul riuso di carta destinata alla spazzatura.
He is creative director and partner of Leftloft. In the early '90s he trained as a photographer at the MDA studio and in 1995 he began to attend the future partners Andrea Braccaloni, Francesco Cavalli and Bruno Genovese participating in the formation of the Leftloft studio that will be founded in 1997 in Milan and in 2008 in New York.
Art director, photographer, visual designer, expert in analysis and strategic consulting, he has gained in over twenty years of activity a solid experience in art direction and production of multidisciplinary projects.
In 1995 she graduated in Foreign Languages and Literature at the IULM in Milan, where she also completed a Ph.D. in Business Marketing and Communication from 2002 to 2005. From 2005 to 2008 she has been a teacher in the degree on Communication Sciences at Università Vita e Salute San Raffaele in Milan. In the same period she has held seminars on advertising language in the UPA Master’s at Ca’ Foscari in Venice and has been a teacher at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia per l’Impresa in Milan. Since 2009 she has been a researcher and teacher at the IULM. Her main research areas are gender representation in advertising, body representation in the media and sociology of communication and consumption trends. Among her publications are La pubblicità intelligente. L’uso dell’ironia in pubblicità (Intelligent Advertising. The use of Irony in Advertising) (2005), Communication mix. Come comunica l’impresa (Communication mix. How Businesses Communicate) (2007), Criminality show. La costruzione mediatica del colpevole (Criminality show. The mediatic construction of the culprit) (2010) and Pubblicità e valori. Nuovi consumi e nuovi messaggi per una società che cambia (Advertising and Values. New Consumptions and New Messages for a Changing Society) (2015).
With a diploma in theatre direction at Scuola d’arte drammatica Paolo Grassi, he took a Master’s degree in Fine Arts in Screenwriting/Directing at Columbia University in New York.
For many years, he has been working in the field of Movies, Advertising and Television ranging from cinematic/documentary projects to productions of commercials and branded contents for web and TV. His first movie Cavalli was presented at the 68th Venice Biennale of Cinema. In 2017 his documentary Mexico! Un Cinema alla riscossa was released in Italian movie theatres. He is one of the founders of the web radio Radio Raheem.
Dopo la laurea fonda a Pisa nel 2007 (con Roberto Bella) auroraMeccanica, studio diproduzione audiovisivi. Dal 2008 concentra parte del proprie energie nella realizzazione di videoinstallazioni
interattive. Nel 2009 con auroraMeccanica si sposta a Torino ed entra con altri artisti nello spazio Ohne Titel Lab di San Salvario, laboratorio indipendente di sperimentazione artistica.
Nel corso degli anni, con auroraMeccanica, espone in molteplici città in Italia ed Europa, partecipando ad esposizioni collettive e personali presso musei e gallerie d’arte. Parallelamente al percorso artistico porta avanti il lavoro legato alla produzione video “classica” scoprendo nell’animazione in stopmotion una chiave stilistica con la quale distinguersi. Vincitore di numerosi premi in Italia e all’estero dal 2014 ad oggi intensifica il lavoro nel campo degli allestimenti interattivi tra cui l’intero allestimento in chiave interattiva dell’Urban Center Metropolitano di Torino. Nel corso dell’ultimo triennio i progetti di interactive design sono commissionati da Corriere della Sera, Ospedale Niguarda di Milano, Museo del Risorgimento di Torino, Museo di Antichità di Torino, Galleria Sabauda di Torino e altri, mentre affronta l’attività didattica con scuole e accademie di design.
Graduated in Architecture at Istituto Universitario di Venezia, she holds a Ph.D. in Design for Cultural Heritage at Design Department of Politecnico di Milano. She carries out multidisciplinary researches on design, art and architecture focusing on the enhancement of the heritage through digital archives and tools, to foster novel learning models. She has been involved in research projects at academic and institutional level, dedicated to curatorship, coordination and organization of exhibitions, workshops, conferences and cultural events. She also writes on design, art and architecture, for blogs and online magazines.
After a degree in Communication at the Università di Bologna she completed a Ph.D. in Semiotics at the Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici di Umberto Eco.
She is specialised in the analysis of the media and of social stereotypes and studies the representation of gender in advertising and social advertising. Parallel with her scientific interests, she also works as a content manager and web writer. She has worked for l’Unità, Il Fatto Quotidiano, Bayer, CGIL, Discovery Channel and Realtime, among others. She collaborates with communication agencies and multinational companies on scientific copywriting and copy-editing SEO projects.
She is a teacher of Semiotics at the IULM in Milan and collaborates with Stefano Bartezzaghi.
After his humanistic studies, Vergani trained himself as a scholar while he worked in a record shop. A brief experience in the world of design led him to become Luigi Settembrini and Francesca Sorace’s assistant in the year 2000 during their collaboration with the Cosmit for the exhibition “1951-2001, Made in Italy?”. In 2001, he founded Nowhere, the first example of a nomad exhibition space, and organised exhibitions in Milan, Paris, and Florence with this format. In 2003, he opened a permanent office in Milan, thus giving substance to his research activity in the field of contemporary art. During the same year, and until 2006, he worked as an editorial consultant for Skira. From 2007 to 2013 he was the Vice President of Startmilano, a sectorial association for the diffusion of contemporary art and culture. He has been writing about art for the newspaper Il Giorno/QN since 2009.