About me

I was born in 1980 and I live in Italy, in a small town called Rovigo. After finishing my university exams in 2003, I worked as Paolo Bazzani’s assistant in Milan. I graduated in 2005 from Isia in Urbino with a thesis on Gregorian chant and symbols in medieval music. I collaborated with Bcpt Associati in Perugia, and then began a freelance career. In 2010 I participated in the European Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs project, hosted by Creando in Santander. In 2012 I obtained a master’s degree in journalism and science of communication. I’m a member of Aiap and a member of Co.Mo.Do. In 2013 I founded Ida, a communication design studio that I still manage today. Since 2018 I have been a lecturer professor at the University of Ferrara.

Projects that I am involved in

Ida
A communication design studio. I am co-founder and creative director

Co.Mo.Do.
A Social communication cooperative. I am a member

Do you know me?
My workshop that talks about the representation of our (professional?) identity

Non résumé
Interactive documentary reflecting on non-linear career paths

Things I have written (in Italian)

About me

After I finished my graduation exams in 2003, I first worked as Paolo Bazzani’s assistant in Milan, I then worked for Bcpt Associati for a couple of years in Perugia, until I started my freelance career. In 2010, I took part in the European Erasmus Project for young entrepreneurs, with Creando in Santander. In 2012, I took a master in journalism and communication science. I am a member of AIAP and Co.Mo.Do.
I’m interested in letterpress, illustration and information architecture.

Laura Bortoloni
Photo by Roberto Gioli

Milestones

2019
2019.11

Workshop leader in the workshop “Do You Know Me?” at Ecole nationale supérieure des arts visuel de La Cambre, Bruxelles (Belgio)

2019.07

Together with Matteo Guidi I hold  “Voltmetro” a workshop during Tensioni, a festival mutidisciplinare organized by La Fabbrica dello Zucchero in Rovigo, Italy.

2019.06

PoPlab, designed with Francesco Lucchiari and Daniele De Rosa at Ida, is nominee at Euroepan Design Awards 2019.

2019.04

UHCR poster, ad initiative curated by Dario Carta and Stefano Reboli, is on show in Bergamo and Bologna. The poster is showcased in the exhibition’s catalog.

2019.03

I give a lecture at Ecole nationale supérieure des arts visuel de La Cambre, Bruxelles (Belgio).

2018
2018.11

I am elected vice-president of Aiap, Associazione Italiana Design della Comunicazione Visiva.

2018.10

“Do you know me?” is selected for ADI Design Index 2018.

2018.09

Since 2018-2019 teaching at Industrial Product Design Faculty at Università degli Studi di Ferrara.

2017
2017.09

“ARA. Creative Rural Pathways” and Non Résumé” are selected at the AWDA AIAP Women in Design Award International Competition. 30/09/2017.

2017.09

Presentation of the project “ARA. Creative Rural Pathways” within the AIAP Community, ICG, Rome.  28/09/2017

2017.09

Workshop leader in the workshop “Do You Know Me?” organised by AIAP at the Faculty of Architecture by the La Sapienza University in Rome as part of “Design Per” International Graphics Week. 27/09/2017

2017.07

Participation in “Pillole di Futuro/Liquidi” with a mini talk entitled A Spoonful of Sugar” about storytelling and food. Corte Carezzabella, Rovigo. 18/07/2017

2017.06

Tutor at the urban reactivation workshop “Entro”, designed by Co.Mo.Do for Tumbo ACSD, in Rovigo. 05-09/06/2017

2017.05

The ARA project, created with Daniele De Rosa for Identity Atlas, wins Gold in the “brand logo” category at the European Design Awards 2017 (Porto). 27/05/2017

2017.05

The publication “Pillole di Futuro/Spin”, created with Francesco Lucchiari for Identity Atlas, is selected for the Farenheit39 exhibition in Ravenna. 19-21/05/2017

2017.01

Pillole di Futuro is selected among the exhibitors for Fruit, an independent publishers’ exhibition fair in Bologna. 27-29/01/2017

2016
2016.12

Non Résumé is at the Matera Design Weekend. 9-11/12/2016

2016.11

Presentation of the interactive documentary “Racconti in Digitale” an event created by Banca IFIS, at Mero & More, Verona. 18/11/2016

2016.07

“BUM” and “Pillole di Futuro” are on show at the AWDA collective exhibition, Triennial Expo Gate, XXI Triennial, Milan. 12/07-09/2016.

2016.06

Presentation of the interactive documentary, Non Résumé at “Pillole di Futuro / Spin”, at PoPlab in Rovigo. 24/06/2016

2016.01

Pillole di Futuro is selected among the exhibitors for Fruit, an independent publishers’ exhibition fair in Bologna. 29-31/01/2016

2015
2015.11

The poster “Pubblico/Privato” is on show at the collective exhibition “Pre-visioni per Milano”, at the Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan. 4-8/11/2015

2015.03

The publication “Pillole di Futuro/Autogol”, created with Matteo Zennaro for Identity Atlas, is selected for the Farenheit39 exhibition in Ravenna. 6-8/03/2015.

2015.01

The Non Résumé project workshop is held at “Learn Do Share/Make Change” with Alberto Gambato. Gothenburg, Sweden. 23-24/01/2015

2015.01

Mini talk about information design and beauty at “Pillole di Futuro/Uno Nessuno Centomila” at The Fab, Verona. 16/01/2015

2015.01

“BUM” and “Pillole di Futuro” are selected at the AWDA international competition.

2014
2014.12

Pillole di Futuro is selected among the exhibitors for Fruit, an independent publishers’ exhibition fair in Bologna. 12-14/12/2014

2014.08

A letterpress live event with Filippo Dalla Villa for Tipolesine as part of the FAHRE public art project, Rovigo. 12/08/2014

2014.07

Participation in the XY workshop, creating an installation with Mirko Balducci, Rudy Faletra, Laura Labate, Andrea Simonetta. Catrignano de’ Greci. 17-31/07/2014

2014.04

Emergence, an interactive installation created with Nadja Oertlet, Mike Robbins, Julia Stein, Adria Le Boeuf and Joao Pequenao during the Tribeca Hacks Story Matter at CERN (Geneva), is on show at the TFIi Playground, IAC Building – New York City, USA. 27/04/2014.

2014.03

Emergence is on show at the Cineglobe, CERN – Geneva, Switzerland. 19/03/2014

2014.03

The publication “Pillole di Futuro”, created with Fabio Maffione for Identity Atlas, is selected for the Farenheit39 exhibition in Ravenna. 07-09/03/2014

2013
2013.10

Illustration collective exhibition “Castelli per Aria”, Rovigo. 10/2013

2013.06

The project “M’Intrigo” at the speed talk AIAP Open Community in Milano, at the Fabbrica del Vapore. 07/06/2013

2013.02

Participation in “Pillole di Futuro”. Ca’ Foscari, Venice. 19/02/2013

2013.01

The poster “Bacalà” is selected in “Spollo Kitchen”, a competition organised by CTS Grafica.

2012
2012.10

Participation in “Pillole di Futuro”. Hotel Villa Regina Margherita, Rovigo. 12/10/2012

2012.09

Tutor at the workshop “Digital Publishing” organised by AIAP at IUAV as part of “Design Per”, International Graphics Week. 09/2012

2012.06

Tutor in the workshop “Happinessie” organised by ISIA Urbino and Milan Polytechnic during Festarch, Perugia. 06/2012

2011
2011.06

The trade mark “Museo di Qualità” (Museum of Quality) by the Emilia-Romagna Region, in collaboration with Matteo Guidi, is published on ArtLab 06/2011.

2011.03

The poster “150” is part of the exhibition “150x150x150” curated by Mario Piazza, Graphic Fest Civitanova Marche. 19-22/03/2011

2010
2010.11

The project “Avevamo il cuore appeso” is published on “Spaghetti grafica 2” and on show at the Milan Triennial. 11/2009-02/2010

2010.07

The poster “58 mq” is in the AIAP exhibition “Stanze” in Gela at the Museum of Archaeology. 28/07-29/08/2010

2009
2009.06

The trade mark “Museo di Qualità” (Museum of Quality) by the Emilia-Romagna Region, in collaboration with Matteo Guidi, is awarded First Prize in the competition with the same name.

2009.01

The projects “Eco2Hotel” and “ReFuture”, developed for the Nemo Future Exploration Lab, with art direction by Marco Tortoioli Ricci, are selected at “4th Block”, an Eco-Poster Triennial in the Ukraine.

2007
2007.06

The project for the tourism identity of the Sardinia Region (developed for BCPT Associati Perugia, in collaboration with Matteo Guidi and Marco Tortoioli Ricci) achieves a “Silver/brand implementation” at the European Design Awards 2007 (Athens); it is published in the New Italian Design Catalogue at the Milan Triennial; in Progetto Grafico n. 9; in Novum 09/07; in Etapes 169/2009; in Disegnare le città, LcdEdizioni, 2009.

2006
2006.01

The project for the tourism identity of the Sardinia Region (developed for BCPT Associati Perugia, in collaboration with Matteo Guidi and Marco Tortoioli Ricci) wins First Prize ex-aequo in the relative international competition.

2003
2003.08

Third prize (newcomers) at the international competition for an illustrated fairy tale “Sulle ali delle farfalle” (On the Wings of Butterflies), Bordano (Udine).

2003.05

Second prize at the first edition of the graphics competition and online creativity “Creolo. Lascia un sogno”.

2002
2002.08

Special prize for the editability of the project at the international competition for an illustrated fairy tale “Sulle ali delle farfalle” (On the Wings of Butterflies), Bordano (Udine).

2002.05

Student collective photography exhibition at the “Magazzini del Sale” in Cervia (Ravenna).