September 2013 — present
Freelance Product & Information Designer – NYC
As a consultant and lead designer on digital products I've worked on user centric experiences from the pitch phase to full design and launch. Areas of expertise include Information Design, UX/UI , Data Visualization and Visual Design.
Selected clients and organizations: Netflix (NYC), Slanted Studio (NYC), Sciences Po Paris (Paris, France), Care/of (NYC), Accurat (NYC), Zago LLC (NYC), BlueLabs Analytics, Inc. (Washington, D.C.), Quidd, Inc. (NYC), GoldBean Co. (NYC), David Energy (NYC), Nava PBC (DC).
June 2022 — October 2022 (contract)
UX/UI Design Lead – New York City Office of Technology and Innovation, NYC
June 2019 — May 2022
Head of Design – Scatter, NYC
Scatter is a media and production studio that is pioneering the emerging language of volumetric filmmaking by producing vivid immersive films, making volumetric capture tools, and fostering a creative community. I am leading the product design team for Depthkit as well as participating in our original XR film production and curating the visual communication for the studio.
June 2015 — March 2017
Product Design Lead – Out of the Box Software Inc., NYC
Lead interaction designer and co-founder of Espresso Messenger.
January 2008 — August 2013
Freelance Information Designer – Milan, Italy
Areas of expertise include Information Design, UX/UI , Data Visualization and Visual Design.
Selected clients and organizations: Accurat (Milan, Italy), Domus Magazine (Milan, Italy), Wired Magazine (Milan, Italy), Greenpeace (London, UK), Make in Italy Foundation (Turin), Musei Civici di Reggio Emilia (Reggio Emilia, Italy), Comitato Italia 150 (Turin, Italy).
Art Director and Visual Artist – San Francisco, CA
Direction and animation of Kaijūscope project, an art/research piece in visual storytelling through animation and live music performance.
Visiting Graduate Researcher – Stanford University, CA
My appointment at the Department of History and the Stanford Humanities Center (SHC) at Stanford University has been focused on the design and development of a Narrative Panorama within the Mapping the Republic of Letters project.
December 2007 — September 2011
Undergraduate Researcher – DensityDesign Research Lab, Milan
Applied Research on the topics of Data Visualization, Complexity, Diagrammatic design.
April 2008 — November 2008
Web and Information Designer – Corriere della Sera, Milan
As a member of the newsroom, I curated the 2008 US Presidential Elections online coverage, designing and developing interactive web features.
2006 - 2011
M.Sc., Communication Design – School of Design, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Thesis: «The Narrative Panorama: Processes of visual argument»
Advisors: Paolo Ciuccarelli, Donato Ricci, Gaia Scagnetti
2003 - 2006
B.Sc., Communication Design – School of Design, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
110L/110 Summa Cum Laude
Thesis: «Kari Piippo: An Interactive Experience»
1998 - 2003
Scientific Lyceum Diploma - Liceo Scientifico Informatico G. Spezia, Domodossola (Italy)