Nello Russo

Torino, Italy
I am an Italy-based graphic and interactive designer.
I am also a letterpress printer and an artist's books producer and publisher.
I design visual identities, printed materials, magazines, font faces, books, websites, mobile apps and interactive interfaces.
I am focused on concept-driven design and visual design research and experimentation.

Work Experience


Digital Visual Designer

August 2014 - Present Cologne, Germany

Archivio Tipografico

Graphic Designer, Letterpres printer

March 2012 - Present Torino, Italy

Leo Burnett / Arc Worldwide

Senior Digital Art Director and UX Designer

June 2011 - June 2014 Torino, Italy

Guggenheim Museum

Graphic and Web Designer Intern

Involved in Graphic Design, Web Design and Retail Departments
September 2010 - December 2010 New York, New York, United States


Graphic Desinger

Graphic and interactive design studio and letterpress printshop - Freelance position.
February 2010 - July 2010 Brooklyn, New York, United States


Owner, Publisher, Creative Director, Printer

artist's magazine and book project
September 2009 - Present Torino, Italy

For Office Use Only

Graphic Designer

Graphic and interactive design studio. Freelance position.
March 2011 - July 2011 New York, New York, United States


Senior Art Director

Web and digital Agency - Art direction and design of complex web sites interfaces.
Freelance position since September 2009.
September 2008 - August 2009 Torino, Italy


Graphic Designer

Graphic Design Studio - Design of books, catalogues, magazines, booklets and web sites.
January 2006 - August 2008 Torino, Italy

Playzebra Magazine

Creative and Editorial DIrector

Contemporary art independent magazine - Design of the magazine issues and editorial coordination.
April 2004 - September 2007 Venezia, Italy

Teach Me Festival

Graphic Designer

Festival organized by IUAV University, Design and Art Faculty - Development of the graphics and communication campaign of the Festival and assistant curator.
August 2006 - July 2006 Venezia, Italy

Torino 2006 - Olympic Winter Games Committee

Wed Design Producer

Internet Image&Look Departments - Design and production coordination of the Olympic web sites and devices interface for spectators and journalists.
June 2004 - October 2005 Torino, Italy


IUAV University - Design And Art Faculty

Visual Arts (MA)

Date of qualification and mark: February 13th, 2008 - 110/110
Degree thesis: The magazine as an art form
Supervisor: Prof. Giovanni Anceschi
September 2005 - January 2008 Venezia, Italy

Politecnico Di Torino

Graphic Design (Bachelor)

Date of qualification and mark: September 16th, 2004 - 106/110
September 2002 - September 2004 Torino, Italy

Politecnico Di Torino

Printing processes and publishing design (Bachelor)

Date of qualification and mark: July 6th, 2002 - 100/100
Degree thesis: e-book and e-publishing
Supervisor: Prof. Giuseppe Accardi
September 1998 - July 2002 Torino, Italy

CNOS Fap - Valdocco

Pre-press Diploma

Diploma training
Date of qualification and mark: June 29th, 2001 - 98/100
January 2001 - June 2001 Torino, Italy


English (Advanced),
Italian (Native),


Acrobat, ActionScript 2, Arduino, Dreamweaver, Flash, Html And CSS, Illustrator, Indesign, Interaction Design, JavaScript, Letterpress, Letterpress, Mac OSX, Photoshop, Processing, Type Design, Web Desing,

Published works and awards

PEECSO FONT has been selecetd for Typodarium 2011, edited by Lars Harmsen and Raban Ruddigkeit and published by Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz. VISUAL STORAGE DATA (Disk) POSTER has been awarded for the Graphic Design of 05/02/2010 by Design and Design International Award. It will be published on the web site by this date and on the Design and Design Book of the Year Volume Three (release in December 2010). PLAYZEBRA, ZEBRA and SO-AND-SO business cards are published by Victionay, Hong Kong, on Nice To Meet You Too, 2010.