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Curriculum Vitae

Born in Italy, after graduating in architecture I moved to Germany where I have designed sets for films, commercials and art projects, as well as costumes for theater, shows, events and performances. After perfecting my skills in the US, and a theater experience in Konstanz, I moved to Stuttgart to work at the National Theater first as an assistant, later as costume designer. Since 2015 I’m based in Geneva, Switzerland and work everywhere there are interesting projects.


2011-2012 Continuing education classes at Fashion Institute of Technology New York FIT
2004-2006 Post graduate Degree in Production Design at the Munich Film University HFF
1996-2002 Architecture study at Politecnico di Milano | Masters degree
1999-2000 Erasmus-Program at Universität Essen | Germany (industrial and communication design)
1995 High school diploma at Istituto Zaccaria | Milano

Professional life

Since 2004 freelance scenographer and costume designer.
Designed sets for more than 30 film projects including 11 shorts, 3 features, art installations, social campaigns and commercials.

Designed costumes, stage and props for theatre and shows starting with small independent companies up to opera productions, large scale outdoor performances and state theatre productions.

2003 Co-founded the company Sonnenflammen which performs fire and light shows


2007 Haute Couture on Stilts special guest exposition | Kunst+Handwerk | Lokschuppen Rosenheim
Haute Couture on Stilts | festival Obacht | Munich
2000 Baltic design | Rundetaarn Copenhagen | group exposition