Born in Milan in 1940, Armando Milani is a leading figure on the Italian graphic and design scene. After studying at the Scuola Umanitaria under Albe Steiner, he started working with Antonio Boggeri and Giulio Confalonieri, before opening his own office in Milan in 1970. In 1977, he moved to New York, where he spent the next two years working with Massimo Vignelli, before opening his own office in that city, too, in 1979. He specialises in branding and corporate identity systems, logo, publishing, posters and websites. Since 1983 a member of the AGI Alliance Graphique Internationale, the association that brings together the world’s most authoritative graphic designers, he was elected to serve as its President in 2016. In 2004, he won an ADI Compasso d’Oro Award for a poster for the Promosedia event. In the same year, the United Nations published a poster of his promoting world peace, following it up in 2008 with the Human Design Collection. He has held courses in prestigious schools and universities in New York, Kansas City, Santo Domingo, Acapulco, Beijing, Lima, Karachi, Perugia, Milan, Naples, Santander, Brescia and Istanbul.