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I am a Visual Designer and Art Director.
Since 2007 I have a long beard and I wear black chunky glasses, so long before those were adopted as 'hipsters' style.

I am based in Turin, Italy – where I live with my wife Anna, our 2 twins daughters Tea & Lia, and our black and white frenchie dog Gutenberg (aka Gute).

I got a BA in Graphic Design at Politecnico of Turin and a MA in Visual Arts at IUAV University in Venice.
I design high-complexity websites and interactive interfaces, visual and corporate identities, stationary and wedding goods, and also books and magazines.
I am focused on concept-driven design, high quality typography and visual research and experimentations in editorial design and non-digital interactive design.



Nello at the Vendercook Proof Press - Archivio Tipografico


Side-projects I am involved in:

ARCHIVIO TIPOGRAFICO
- Letterpress Printshop Collection - Torino, Italy (since 2012)

CLOSE UP AND PRIVATE
- Art/Fashion Blog and Magazine - Viborg, Denmark (since 2009)

SO-AND-SO
- Artists' Publication Project - Torino, Italy (since 2010)



Over the past 20 years, I have worked as Visual Designer and Art Director here:

TASCHEN
- Books Publisher - Cologne, Germany (2014-2020)

LEO BURNETT - ARC
- Advertising Agency - Torino, Italy (2011-2013)

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM
- Art Museum and Foundation - New York City, USA (2010)

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
- Graphic and Web Design Studio - New York City, USA (2010-2011)

SWAYSPACE
- Graphic Design and Letterpress Studio - Brooklyn, NY, USA (2009-2012)

DGT MEDIA
- Digital Agency - Torino, Italy (2008-2011)

PLAYZEBRA MAGAZINE
- Independent Magazine - Torino & Venice, Italy (2004-2008)

ZEBRA
- Graphic Design Studio - Torino, Italy (2003-2007)

TORINO 2006
- Olympic Winter Games Committee - Torino, Italy (2004-2006)

LA STAMPA
- Newspaper - Torino, Italy (2001)





PUBLISHED WORKS & AWARDS:

Alfa-Beta book won the Gold Prize at the European Design Awards , Self-Publishing Category, 2021 edition.

Tipi di Torino book won the Silver Prize at the Fedrigoni Top Awards , 2017 edition.

Archivio Tipografico website is awarded as Site Of The Day (16/10/2015) on Mobile FWA and got a special Honorable Mention on Awwwards.

SO-AND-SO eBoy is published on Hands on. Interactive design in print book by Victionary.
I have also wrote the foreword text for this book.

Art SynToMi 2 Book is featured on Editorial Design Served by Behance.

Giulio Einaudi web site is featured on Web Design Served by Behance.

Peecso Font is featured on Typography Served by Behance.
The project has been also selected for 2011 edition of Typodarium, the font calendar by Magma Brand Design/Slanted.

Visual Data Poster is awarded by Desgin&Design as winner for February 5th 2010 and it is published on Design Book of the Year Vol.3 .

SO-AND-SO, Zebra and Playzebra business cards are published on Nice To Meet You Too book by Victionary.