I am a freelance visual designer and illustrator currently based in Prato, Italy. 
After studying classics in northern Italy, I graduated magna cum laude in Design in 2017 (Università degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Architettura). The two graduation thesis I discussed, both illustrated books completed by research in the theme of sustainability and aesthetics, let me achieve the XIV Mediarc - International Festival of Architecture in Video, the honorable mention of the graduation prize "Alberto Bardazzi", and the dignity for publication.

Since 2016 I've started collaborating as a freelance with businesses belonging to varied sectors, providing branding, copywriting, illustration, graphic design, and communication services in general. Watercube (Vicenza, Italy), Watercube Design (Vicenza, Italy), Officina dei Saponi (Prato, Italy), Passione Playing Cards (California, USA), Meadowlark Decks (Nebraska, USA), Barbirris Consulting (Vicenza Italy), The Ice House (United Kingdom), Jeleff (Padova, Italy), Naiadi Cosmetics (Brescia, Italy) are some of the names I have worked with. As for the Architecture area, in particular, over the past few years I have had the opportunity to work on visualizations and narrations destined to Marco Polo International Airport, The Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre, Dubai International Airport, and Expo Dubai 2020, to mention some.

Collaborating with Passione Playing Cards LLC on the project Pinocchio Playing Cards, realized with the patronage of the Fondazione Nazionale Carlo Collodi (National Carlo Collodi Foundation), I've also started getting more and more involved in the world of custom playing cards. In 2018 the project was awarded the Silver A' Design Award in the category "Toy, Games, and Hobby Products", the honorable mention of United Cardists as "Best Aces" and from the same organization, the third-place as "Best Rookie Deck".
In 2020 Pinocchio was followed by Florentia, another set of luxury custom playing cards designed and produced in collaboration with Passione Playing Cards LLC.
Bold Playing Cards, my first solo playing cards project, has been successfully launched on Kickstarter in August 2020. In November of the same year, Blue Jay Dentistry Playing Cards has been released as the second installment of the Meadowlark Playing Cards series.

Since the school year 2020/2021, together with my business partner Maurizio Toccafondi, I have also started teaching a class on the themes of playing cards and applied visual design at the International School of Comics, Florence.
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