Diego Marini, the son of a typographer, was born in 1977 in Verona. He begins his career there, moving to Paris in 2003. After working freelance, he cofounds UP! Studio in 2006 where he applies collaborative creative methods and marries a wide variety of fields from fashion to interior design. Since 2005 he has participated in the Accelerated Solution Environment network, designing and facilitating workshops based on the principle of working iteratively and collaboratively to create, model and integrate higher-order solutions. His work with Watoo Agency wins the 2005 Flash Festival Awards for the Best Web Graphics category for the commemorative website of the 150th anniversary of Rimbaud’s birth. He worked two years as Art Director for Greenpeace-France. Recently moved to NYC, he continues to bring his passions around the world.