I'm an advertising illustrator and high-end level Photo Retoucher, specialized on what I like to describe as creative Photo Retouching, but I can wear many hats: graphic designer + copy writer + photographer + web designer + creative director + project manager + set designer + location scout - not necessarily at the same time and on the same project.
I love managing all stages of a creative production, envisioning the path for my team and working with them to deliver the project in the best way possible. I won't accept a "good enough".
I have worked for the most important advertising agencies in Milan and Rome: McCann-Erickson, J.W.Thompson, Leo Burnett, Havas Worldwide, Publicis, Young & Rubicam, Ogilvy & Mather, Armando Testa, Saatchi & Saatchi, and my illustrations were published on most of the main magazines and newspapers in Italy.
The UK "Advanced Photoshop" magazine (issue # 109) published an interview about my work.
I had the great pleasure of working with such brands as Gazzetta dello Sport, Kinder&Ferrero, Plasmon Heinz, Peugeot, XBox WRC Fia World Rally Championship, Fiat Abarth, Campari, Nescafé, Adidas, Rcs Group, The IULM University of Milan, Neutro Robert’s (Bolton Group), Cesare Ragazzi Laboratories, Cambridge University Press.
I was born near Milan (Italy). In 2014 I moved to Southern California, and in 2016 I moved again to Los Angeles to work as a Senior Visual Designer for Stradella Road, a Social Media agency based in Santa Monica.
I earned my BA degree (grade 110/110 with Honors) in Illustration and Visual Communication at European Institute of Design (IED) in Milan in 2002.
Right after my degree, I began my professional career as a Visual Artist and Consultant for advertising agencies producing realistic photo-composition storyboards, layouts, animatics and key artworks.
Since 2006 I evolved into professional creative Photo Retouching, image compositing, high-end 2D Post-Production and digital illustration, alongside with editorial illustrations, graphic design and photography projects.
From 2011 to 2014 I have been teaching Adobe Photoshop and Art Direction at European Institute of Design (IED) in Milan.
I’m currently working on a kids’ App called "Kaf the Dog - and his Quest for the Perfect Tail", soon to be released on the Apple Store.
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