• Currently living in Beijing, China
  • More than twenty years of art and graphic design experience
  • A great mix of traditional drawing / painting in various media /photography / digital photography background with the latest graphic softwares and high familiarity with the demands of marketing and business
  • Extensive knowledge of design elements like color and composition
  • Ability to present ideas in an effective manner
  • Highly creative, talented and independent
  • Excellent to work both in team and independently
  • Able to multi-task and work efficiently under demanding deadlines and ability to work under pressure


Bestseller Fashion Group (
Senior graphic designer for ONLY – Love

Beijing – China

  • Responsible for graphic part of the Only – Love collection.
  • Supevise and lead the junior graphic designer of the team, prioritize projects,  delegate tasks, manage workload and requests.
  • In charge of seasonal all over designs as well as placement prints.
  • In charge of all trimming research and development.
  • Analyze and take immediate action on sampling fast moving graphic trends based on the absolute latest WGSN reports.
  • Overall research including inspiration trips to Tokyo / Hong Kong /Seoul.
  • Ensure that the latest trends are translated into commercially viable options and spot sampled in the collection.
  • Responsible for the high level and top quality of graphic designs as well as efficient sampling of the latest trends.
  • Analyzing sales figures/ orders, and being ahead of graphic trends and consumer needs.
  • Co-operation and training of Buyers/ PM’ s/ Suppliers to achieve higher graphic level of trend driven offer samples.
  • Co-operating with Design Manager on the seasonal trend stories.
  • Know and understand the Chinese market and the Only – Love customer.
Freelance textile graphic designer
Main Clients Italy
  • SET (Società Europa Tessile). Design of all overs. (
  • OVS. (  Design of all over prints, graphics, embroideries, patches for woman, teen and man collections.
  • David Naman ( . Design of graphics, all overs, trims and hangtags; (website) art direction and design for catalogues, advertising and brand image.
  • Paul Taylor ( Design of graphics, all overs, trims and hangtags; (website) art direction and design of catalogues, advertising and brand image.
2005 – 2012
Sixty S.p.A. – brand Killah
Graphic designer/ Senior Graphic designer


  • Designed graphics, all over prints, patterns for fabrics, embroideries, patches for the woman line and the junior line.
  • Designed logos, catalogues, packaging.
  • Followed deadlines and completed projects in a timely manner.
  • Worked with chief fashion designer to come up with concepts for each season.
  • Researched graphic ideas based on specific themes.
  • Outline design of fair stand (mood, colours, planning) both graphical and spatial.
  • Travelling abroad for research and inspiration purposes: New York, London, Stockholm, Paris and Barcelona.
  • Worked in office in Shanghai, China, to design graphics and prepare finished files for suppliers.
2002 – 2005
Freelance graphic designer


  • Designed projects of corporate identity, editorial and illustrations as freelance, independently. Main projects:
    • Mostra della Minerva (Rare flowers exhibition)
    • Volti e colori di un’Africa diversa (Cultural association)
    • CuriosaMente (Cultural association)
    • Mmia onlus (Non profit organization)
1999 – 2000
Decorator and Illustrator
  • Realization of decorations with watercolours for Studio Castellucci (Rome).
  • Realization of tattoo drawings for Studio De Moon’s (Rome).
2000 – 2004
Designer or thematic parties
  • Devising, designing and realization of installations and settings for thematic parties in different clubs in Rome.


2005 – Degree in Graphic Design

Istituto Europeo di Design (European Institute of Design) – Rome – Italy

2004 – Grant

School of Visual Arts – N.Y.C.- U.S.A.

1998 – Certificate in Photography 

Istituto Superiore di Fotografia (Advanced Institute of Photography) – Rome – Italy

1997 – Diploma in painting

Accademia delle Belle Arti (Academy of the Fine Arts) – Rome – Italy

Marks: 110 with honors

1993 – Certificate in applied art

Jeweller’s art

Istituto Statale d’Arte Roma2 (State Art Institute Roma2) – Rome – Italy.

Marks: 60/60

1991 – Certificate in Art Teacher

Istituto Statale d’Arte Roma2 (State Art Institute Roma2) – Rome – Italy.


  • Art We Are collective exhibition at Rocca dei Boiardo – Scandiano – Italy 2010;
  • Collective exhibition at Castle St. Angelo – Rome 2008;
  • Several exhibitions at Gard Gallery – Rome – Italy 2007/2009;
  • Solo exhibition at Extra Gallery Cafè – Rome – Italy 2007;
  • Solo exhibition “GermInAzione” at La Cuba d’Oro Gallery – Rome – Italy 2007;
  • Collective exhibition “Plot@ rt” in 15 European cities – November 2005;
  • Solo exhibition of paintings at Extra Gallery Cafè – Rome – Italy 2005;
  • Collective exhibition “Studi Aperti” (Open studies) – Rome – Italy 2004;
  • Collective exhibition of paintings at La Cuba d’Oro Gallery for the winners of the editions from 1994 to 2001 of the National Competition “Maurizio Marchese” – Rome – Italy 2002;
  • Collective exhibition “Chiamata alle Arti” (Call to the Arts) at the Palace of Congresses of Rome – Rome – Italy 2002;
  • Collective exhibition of paintings and photography at La Saponeria Club – Rome – Italy 2001;
  • Solo exhibition of paintings “Micromacromatico” (Micromachromatic) at La Cuba d’Oro Gallery – Rome – Italy 2000;
  • Selected for the photographic section of the Art Festival “Enzimi ‘98” – Rome – Italy 1998;
  • Collective exhibition “Roma racconta la libertà” (Rome tells the liberty) – Rome – Italy 1997;
  • Seminar at the University of Studies of Roma Tre about the implications between art and alchemy in the Art of Parmigianino – Rome- Italy1997;
  • Collective exhibition “Il Carnevale nell’Arte” (Carneval in the Art) at Forum Interart Gallery – Rome – Italy 1996;
  • Collective exhibition “I bambini nel Mondo” (Children in the World) – Rome – Italy 1996;
  • Collective exhibition “Gli artisti contro la Guerra” (Artists against the war) – Milan – Italy 1996;
  • Collective exhibition – Lecce – Italy 1996;
  • Selected in the editions 1996/1997 for the “National Prize Maurizio Marchese”, national competition of paintings for all the students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Italy – Rome – Italy 1996/1997;
  • Collective exhibition of the goldsmith’s art – Strasbourg – France 1991.
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