As the son of a typographer in Verona, his interest in the graphic world began at an early age.
After a start as graphic designer for a small publishing company, Diego moved on to gain experience as junior art director working on branding for Italian sportswear labels. In 2003 he started a new freelance life as digital art director in Paris.
His work with Watoo Agency won the 2005 Flash Festival Award for Best Web Graphics. He also joined the ASE network, a branch of Capgemini consulting, working on workshops for large corporations such as Air France, Bacardi and Volskwagen. Diego cofounded UP! in 2006.
The firm’s talent base enabled them to work with a wide variety of clients such as Kenzo, Vanessa Bruno, Eastpak and Florence-based fashion fair Pitti. He served as a creative consultant for the branding and communication of Greenpeace France. Since he moved to NYC in early 2010 he worked both with fashion brands and agencies. After he shaped the new Diane von Furstenberg brand identity, he then joined of Sub Rosa's workshop working on a number of successful projects for Nike, Warby Parker, GE and Pantone. He then returned to DVF to lead the creative team concepting and executing numerous digital and printing campaigns and by winning a Clio Award in the Design Category for the book Journey of a dress, published by Rizzoli.
He's now running YummyColours a creative lab in Brooklyn.
• Creative Direction, Branding, Visual Design
• Creative Strategic Thinking
• Photo Direction, Propping and Styling
• Website UI / UX Design
• Pre-press and Production
• Lettering, Typography
• Illustration Assignment/ Direction
• Adobe Creative Suite
Awards and Publications
Flash Festival Award for Best Web Graphics.
2010 and 2014
Jury for Adobe Design Award
Journey of a Dress Book
Clio Image Award in the design category
Make it Brilliant Campaign
PDN Photo Annual Award in the Advertising Corporate Category