For me "shaping" a digital project means making it come to light through a calm and thoughtful practice. "Placing" instead implies taking care of the context in which the digital artifact is released, the impact it has on our society and our planet.
This modus operandi enables and guides a team of makers in a journey towards clients and stakeholders goals. These milestones are achieved through good outcomes while honoring cost constraints, deadlines and ethical principles.
In my career I mostly worked with design studios and on projects for clients, playing in different roles, teams and for several industries. In this fluid context I came across all possible facets of digital artifacts, and thus having the chance to extract a set of reusable activities in order to shape and place a project:
Defining and planning. Betting on project goals, defining a strategy to achieve them and outlining a roadmap which aligns team and clients on project deadlines
Researching and innovating. Performing market and competitive research in order to understand the domain, the context and the margin for innovation of the project
Shaping and measuring. Orchestrating iterative cycles of design and development with a sustainable calm pace driven by qualitative feedback and quantitative measurements
Placing and supporting. Accompanying the client "in placing" the project on the market while maintaining and refining it over the time
I currently work at Accurat, a data visualization, design and development studio based in Milan and New York.
At Accurat I'm heading a cross-functional team focused on data visualization research, interactive reports, and data journalism projects for media companies, think tanks and foundations.
My main activity as a Team Leader is to define a strategy and a roadmap in order to constantly align the outcomes of my team with customers, market and the overarching company vision and goals.
Before my arrival at Accurat in 2018, in 2017 I worked at The Visual Agency, another Milanese data visualization firm where I started my professional adventure around data. This experience ignited a latent passion in news, media and data journalism and I can only be grateful to Ruggero Castagnola and Tommaso Guadagni for letting me to work on several data journalism projects published on Visualeyed.
Before my move to Milan, in 2014 I worked at Iperstudio, a collective studio based in Venice which I co-founded with Marco Mezzavilla and Fabrizio Goglia. Always in Venice, I collaborated with the design firm Studio Visuale.
Just after my MDes graduation in Visual and Multimedia Communication at Iuav University of Venice where I attended the IxD program. In 2013 I co-founded Mapnaut in Trento with Damiano Gui and Vladimir Shulyak.
Before moving in Venice I got a BDes in Industrial Design at l’Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli. In 2010 I attended an internship at Zelig, a design agency in Naples.
If you want to know more about my career check out my LinkedIn profile.