Some excellent experiences testified by the biographies, projects and results achieved by alumni.

Claude Marzotto Caotorta

Art Director

Master's Degree in 2006

A graphic designer and educator currently based in Milan, Italy. After a 5-years experience in Barcelona as a partner of Atelier Vostok, she co-founded with Maia Sambonet studio òbelo÷, specializing in work for art, education, and culture. In 2010, she obtained a Ph.D degree in Industrial Design and Multimedia Communication at the Politecnico di Milano. From 2012 to 2017 she has been a member of the editorial board of Aiap magazine “Progetto grafico”, collaborating both as frequent contributor and co-editor. She teaches and holds lectures and workshops at various universities and institutes in Italy and abroad. Her design approach is characterized by a focus on experimental collaborative practices and the use of craft printing techniques as a means of visual research.

Max Cardelli, “Wonderwomen. Portraits 1996–2016”, limited edition, 2015. Art direction and book design by òbelo ÷ (Claude Marzotto and Maia Sambonet).

Stefano Lionetti

Art Director

Master's Degree in 2006

I’m a graphic designer based in Milan. I focus my work in custom typography, bold visual identities and creative consultancy for both small and big clients. Since 2006 I work at Zetalab, independent design firm that I lead since 2012 as a partner. I love pizza and — yes — I have a ginger beard.

Visual Identity for “Il Nuovo Vocabolario della Moda Italiana”.

Francesco Franchi


Master's Degree in 2007

Journalist and editor in chief of La Repubblica. He is among the most appreciated and award-winning editorial designers in Italy. From a very young age he worked for newspapers and magazines and for eight years he was the art director of IL, the magazine of Il Sole 24 Ore. Graduated in Industrial Design in 2007 at the Polytechnic of Milan with a thesis on newspaper design, he took his first steps in the world of graphics within the Milanese studio Leftloft, where he started working in 2002 at the same time as university studies. In 2013 he published the book Designing News and from September 2016 he was editor in chief of Repubblica where, under the direction of Mario Calabresi first and Carlo Verdelli then, he contributed to renewing the graphics of the newspaper and its weekly supplements.
He is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) the international elite association that brings together the best graphic designers, designers and illustrators worldwide.

2011 – Honorable mention at the XXII ADI Compasso d’Oro Award for the project of the magazine IL 201. Honorable mention at the XXIV ADI Compasso d’Oro Award for the book Designing News 2017. Awarded in London the yellow pencil of the D&AD Award , for the new Robinson cultural insert project. 2017 – Premio Subito – New Journalism for innovation in Robinson and Super 8 graphics. 2018 – A second yellow pencil of the D&AD Award for the restyling project of Repubblica From 2019 has been awarded in London.

Front page of the new Repubblica project, 22 November 2017.

Maria Zaramella

Designer and Printmaker

Master's Degree in 2007

She lives and works in Milan, printmaker and type designer. Refashion, craft printing and typography are at the core of her expressive and artistic research. Co-founder of Officina Novepunti and of ABiCiDi Typography for children. With TILÈ, she designs patterns and prints by hand on fabrics for interior design and fashion.

ADI Compasso d’oro Honorable Mention.

Letterpress 35×50 – 7 colors.

Silvia Borando


Bachelor's degree in 2008

Always passionate about children’s books, she attended the Drosselmeier Academy in Bologna and made some experiences in various publishing houses. Today she is the creator and manager of Minibombo, an editorial project dedicated to preschoolers and adults who read with them, for which she has written and illustrated several titles, also translated abroad. Minibombo was born in 2013 within the TIWI creative studio in Reggio Emilia.

Nati per Leggere 2015 and 2018 Award, Premio Andersen 2014 “Best digital creation”, BolognaRagazzi Digital Award 2015 e 2019, Malerba Award 2019 for picturebook.

A selection of Minibombo catalogue, publishing house dedicated to children and adults who read with them.

Augusto Arduini

Art Director

Bachelor's degree in 2011

NOW. Art Director for Fashion, Art and Design industry.
PAST. The Clocksmiths, an Art Direction and Design Studio co-founded with Giuditta Brusadelli.

N21 – Transitional 01. Advertising Campaign 2018. Photographers: Jacopo Benassi, Piotr Niepsuj. In collaboration with Giuditta Brusadelli.

Andrea Cevenini

Interaction Designer

Master's Degree in 2017

He studied Communication Design at the Polytechnic of Milan, participating in the MEDes (Master of European Design) double degree course at the Köln International Design School and the ENSCI – Les Ateliers in Paris.
Immediately after graduation he was hired by IDEO in Munich. After three years in Germany he decided to move to California: today he works as Design Lead at IDEO San Francisco, where he directs projects for the Design for Food studio and collaborates as a freelance creative consultant for various start-ups.

While at IDEO, Andrea helped Zalando build new products, experiences, and modes of working that are powering a digital transformation across the company and in the broader fashion world.

Bachelor and Master of Science Degree in Communication Design
School of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Bovisa Campus, B1 Building, via G. Candiani 72, 20158 Milano

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