Hi! My name is Francesco, I’m 26 years old guy from Italy and I’m a Graphic Designer.
I have a bachelor degree in Industrial Design and Multimedia obtained from IUAV University of Venice, Italy.
I’m specialized in Graphic Design for Fashion.
What is your journey up until this point?
I had a rough path. I graduated from high school where I studied Photography and then I applied for the Venice Academy of Fine Arts. I didn’t like it there so I quit after few months. Fortunately I found an intensive Graphic Design course which I attended for almost one year. Then I got my first job in a quite renowned Studio in my hometown. After a year I switched jobs. After few months I decided that was time for me to learn more about the history and culture of design, so I applied for the IUAV University of Venice, where I graduated with honors. During my university studies I got the chance to work for a big fashion company, I spent a semester in Sweden and in Spain. Right now I’m working for a fashion company in Milan.
Oh gosh, nobody told me that finding your own path was so difficult!
What is your inspiration? Where do you go for inspiration?
Ironically, I get inspired when I’m not working on my computer.
I love nature and I love spending time without design-related stimuli. I love drawing and reading (especially Artist biographies), it helps me to disconnect from the surroundings.
But sometimes a trip to a big city helps me to find new inspiration and new ideas.
Who inspires you?
There are few people that inspire me, especially my friend Vanessa. She’s a super graphic designer and I met her 5 years ago, she’s still one of my biggest inspiration as a designer and as a person. But I have to mention my friends Veronica and Alberto, they have such a sophisticated taste in design and their works are always inspiring.
Who is your biggest support? Who supported you the most?
My support system consists of my best friends and my family (and my therapist lol). I don’t need to say their names, I’m sure that every person that supports me know very well that I’m talking about them. The only person that I want to mention is my cousin Angela, she was (and remains today) my biggest support.
Have you won any awards or appreciation for you work? What was the award for and when did you get it?
I have never got an award for my work, but most of the time I got very positive reviews. That’s why I keep doing what I’m doing and that pushes me to improve myself.
What do you like about your work?
Well, I usually I hate my work because I spend so much energy and time on my projects to the point that I hate what I’m doing.
I’m learning to love my work by letting go, I just do it without pretending to achieve a perfect result. I like to be flexible to work from wherever I want, I just need my computer, a mouse and a power plug!
What do you find the most challenging?
The most challenging phase of my works is always the beginning. It’s so difficult to find an inspiration. But sometimes you just have to start, without overthinking. Just start sketching.
What do you want to say to your fans?
LOL! I would like to say that the best thing to do to start is to steal from the biggest artists, Picasso once said “good artists copy, great artists steal”. Just find your own way to express yourself, everyone is an artist.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Thank you for reading this interview and thank you for featuring me on That Creative Blog of course! 🙂