Valentina Di Francesco, communication designer and journalist, combines her intense publishing activity on the magazine Lotus International with the organisation of architecture and design exhibitions (Venice Biennale, Milan Triennale). Graduated in Industrial Design, she has been a teacher at the Design Faculty of Politecnico di Milano. After a diploma in photography at CFP Bauer, she worked as a researcher and photographer. In 2001 she was the first cool hunter and news correspondent from Milan for the Research Institute Future Concept Lab.
Stefano Frattini, communication designer and photographer, works as a graphic designer and art director in publishing (Skira, Rizzoli). Since 2005 he has been supervising brand identity projects at Studio Gentili (Autogrill, Fiat, Volkswagen, Corriere della Sera, Guzzini). In 2009 he was in Argentina with the NGO AVSI to develop communication projects for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has been working in visual design and photography since 2010.
Together they founded Ecle, a visual and brand identity studio.