Italian designer, leader and mentor based in London
with 20+ years’ experience
in brand & creative strategy, execution and management.


I’ve led major initiatives for a wide range of clients, working both for agencies and in-house, always driven by a desire to learn and grow beyond my comfort zone. I’m just as progressive when managing teams, fostering inclusive cultures where people and ideas can thrive, driving organisations forward.



SKILLS


Brand Strategy Graphic Design Art Direction Creative Direction Design Leadership Team Development Senior Stakeholder Management Adobe CS Figma Miro



EXPERIENCE


Bumble Inc.
2022–23


Design LeadRan the Design function of the Creative Studio and a distributed team of 7. Led many initiatives to drive awareness and registrations, building a tech brand that young people love and talk about, globally.

The Telegraph
2018–21

Art DirectorResponsible for all Subscriptions initiatives, delivered campaigns and branding projects designed to attract and retain readers, helping The Telegraph become the first UK quality newspaper with 1m subscribers.

Ever After
2015

Lead Designer
Led the flagship Hilton account, managing client relationships and a vast program of monthly communications across EMEA that contributed to a +11% YoY in total revenue for the region.

Freelance
2010–17

Senior DesignerMoved to the UK and built a pool of regular clients including the BFI, MOO, Unilever and Great British Chefs. Also worked with industry-leading design agencies such as Landor, Interbrand and Mission.

Corradi
2005–09

Art Director
Hands-on creative manager for an Italian exterior design manufacturer. Facilitated the company’s transition from a functionality-focused family business to a design-led, premium brand, now selling worldwide.

Designroom
2002–04

Graphic Designer
For a Milan-based, multi-disciplinary design studio, developed visual identities, campaigns, websites, packaging and POP materials for a variety of clients including Lindt, Disney, Lee and Abn-Amro.




EDUCATION


Brand Strategy Masterclass 1 & 2
2022

Level C

Leadership Program ‘Be a Better Boss’
2019


The Telegraph

MA, Branding & Identity
2011


LCC (UAL)

MA, Marketing Communications
2008


Datagest

BA, Graphic Design
2001

IED Milan




EXTRA


Design mentor
I joined ADPList as a mentor during COVID to help the design community navigate those difficult times. I have been active on the platform since.
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Basketball player
I played basketball most of my life and won the LMBL 3 times with the Hoxton Heat. I no longer play competitive games but I still practice weekly.

Vipassana meditator
I have been practicing meditation regularly for a few years. I am also a member of the Comms Committee of the Vipassana Trust.

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