P a u l o G u s t a v o I t a l i a n i
Automotive, Concept and Product Designer
After the graduation in Master in Car Design and Mobility at Domus Academy I earned an internship in an automotive and product design studio in Milan. From sketch to concept presentation, the company provided me an important improvement which led me to participate on the ongoing projects, from home appliances to car interiors.
Later on I was invited to work once again in another design studio in Milan. At this studio, then as a junior designer I developed several products, which can be found on the market shelves, and improved my responsibilities and skills until reaching the position of Senior Designer as a concept designer.
That position provided me the opportunity to develop a fast and effective sessions of brainstorming based on the Design Thinking process, validated by a strategic briefing designed to fit clients needs and its full creative design potential. With the company support, I was able to design several concepts work-flows and develop the majority of projects stages, from concept design to presentations, by leading a team of designers or individually. By this time I was able to merge project leader responsibilities with the current design work. This ideation process allowed me to deliver innovative concepts which evolve into industrial products and automotive concepts in a short period of time, full connected to the original idea and its essence.
In 2013 I left the company to follow personal goals. Since then, I've been working as a Consulting Designer on projects like Motorcycle and Scooter concepts, Interior Design, Off-Shore Safety projects, among others. In addition several recognitions were obtained in the automotive design competitions as listed above.
Paulo Italiani, Italy 2014
Design is my life. Not only the ARTistic appeal, but the challenge to discover the "next best thing".
A project that combines science, trends, and sustainability in a natural way can only be achieved by ART and Knowledge. This is Industrial Design.
E d u c a t i o n
:: Master in Car Design and Mobility - graduated at Domus Academy - Milan, Italy - accredited by University of Wales, UK - 2010
:: Master course in Product Design - Domus Academy - Milan, Italy - 2009
:: Bachelor in Industrial Design at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 2007
A w a r d s and P u b l i c a t i o n s
:: Special Mention "Capture The Emotion" competition - 2013
:: Finalist of the "ADAM seeks EVE" competition - 2013
:: Finalist and awarded from the "DP Customs Motorcycle Design Challenge" 4th place - 2013
:: International Honorable Mention in theTerra Prix 2085: Race the World Competition 2011
:: International Honorable Mention in the Light Cycle Design Competition 2011
:: Master Thesis selected for the Young Designers Exhibition at EICMA 2010 - 68 th International Motorcycle Exhibition - Milano, 2010
:: Honor Mention with “Biocubo” in the 4thMovelPar Design Contest and exhibited at an interior design fair. Curitiba - Brazil, 2009
:: Graduation project published in the "Design Catalogue – Selected Projects" and twice an important newspaper - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, 2009.
:: Finalist of the Automotive competition “Super Rods”. Published in the “Super Rods 2008” book, Sao Paulo - Brazil
:: 1st Prize - Product Design competition - Abiplast/FIESP - Sao Paulo - Brazil, 2006
L e c t u r e s
:: "Principles of Automotive sketch" - PUC-Rio -Brasil
:: "Ideas on the Wall" How to make a good Master Thesis, inspiration and structure - Domus Academy - Italy
:: "Designeering, Art and Technique" PUC-Rio -Brasil