Gianfranco Chicco
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Gianfranco Chicco

Conference Curator, International Marketing Director, WriterLondon, United Kingdom
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Gianfranco Chicco
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Gianfranco Chicco

Conference Curator, International Marketing Director, WriterLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I’m a conference director, marketing strategist, and writer, acting as a cultural translator between different worlds. I’ve been working in digital since 1999, creating experiences that bring people together by bridging the gap between the digital and physical layers. Also the curator of The Craftsman Newsletter, and a Japanophile.
Projects
  • Bringing Sanrio Puroland to life with Adobe Illustrator on the iPad
    Bringing Sanrio Puroland to life with Adobe Illustrator on the iPadArticle written for Adobe's launch of Illustrator on the iPad in October 2020, featuring two Sanrio creatives working on the the Sanrio Puroland theme park in Tokyo.
  • What is enough? - Live at the House of Beautiful Business 2019
    What is enough? - Live at the House of Beautiful Business 2019On November 2019 I did a 5 minute presentation during the Grande Finale of the House of Beautiful Business in Lisbon on three principles from Japanese craftsmanship that we could apply to improve how we live and work. It was very well received and has become the core of a book I'm currently working on. #craftsmanship #japaneseculture
  • Pottery can be addictive
    Pottery can be addictiveThe Craftsman Newsletter issue n.021, April-May 2020.
  • The Danish Studio Revitalising Craftsmanship Through Design
    The Danish Studio Revitalising Craftsmanship Through DesignThomas Lykke’s grandfather was a carpenter. He transmitted to his grandson a passion for wood, the knowledge of how to use the tools, a genuine care for quality and, of course, the aesthetics of a well made object. Many years later, after training as a fashion designer in San Francisco and working as an Interiors Editor at Wallpaper* Magazine, Thomas would start OEO Studio together with Anne-Marie Buemann, and put those early lessons in craftsmanship to good use.
  • The Serendipity Engine @ Book of Beautiful Business
    The Serendipity Engine @ Book of Beautiful BusinessAN ANTHOLOGY ON THE WHY - WHAT - HOW - WHEN OF BEAUTIFUL BUSINESS In a world where everything can be done more efficiently by machines, being human will become the ultimate differentiator. The Book of Beautiful Business is an inspiring, entertaining, and (gently) instructing book on how to humanize business in an age of machines - with more than 40 voices from around the world, coming from a dizzying range of disciplines and perspectives.
  • Endings Summit at Techfestival 2019
    Endings Summit at Techfestival 2019The Endings Summit at Techfestival 2019 in Copenhagen on designing better endings for products, services, relationships, and life.
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Projects credited in
  • Meet the 2018 Finalists & VOTE in the People’s Lovie Awards
    Meet the 2018 Finalists & VOTE in the People’s Lovie Awards“We’ve loved watching the European Internet mature over the last eight years since the launch of The Lovie Awards. Each year, The Lovie Awards provides a snapshot of Europe’s best thinkers, makers, engineers and imagineers. We exist to shine our torch on the accomplished and positive initiatives, businesses, campaigns and crafts on the internet that are all helping to move the world forward.” - Nicolas Roope, IADAS Jury Chairman of The Lovie Awards.
  • The 8th Annual Lovie Awards Call for Entries Is Open!
    The 8th Annual Lovie Awards Call for Entries Is Open!2018 marks the 8th Annual Lovie Awards celebrating the best of the European Internet across Websites, Online Advertising, Internet Video, Apps, Mobile Sites & Podcasts and Social. Responding to the incredible innovation we’re seeing across the European Internet, this year’s Lovie Awards features several opportunities to be celebrated for your work, including: A wide range of new categories for work in video, including an entirely new suite of honours for Virtual Reality & 360 Video, Branded Ente
  • 7th Lovie Awards Show Highlights
    7th Lovie Awards Show HighlightsThe 7th Annual Lovie Awards took place 16 November 2017 in London at Picturehouse Central, celebrating the very best of the European Internet. Special Achievement honourees included Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Dr. Quentin Stafford-Fraser, Emerging Entrepreneur Livia Firth, YouTube Creator for Change Sam Saffold, The 'Be Greater with Data' Award recipients Bernard Revaz and Attila Szantner, and Lovie Agency of the Year N=5.
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Work history
    London Design Biennale logo
    London Design Biennale logo
    Head of Content & DigitalLondon Design Biennale
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    London Design Festival logo
    London Design Festival logo
    Head of Content & DigitalLondon Design Festival
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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Skills
  • International
  • Multicultural
  • Marketing
  • Business
  • Craftsmanship
  • Business Strategy
  • Events
  • Experience Design
  • Behavioural Design
  • Writing
Education
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    Behavior DesignBJ Fogg Bootcamp
     - United States
    BJ Fogg is the director of Stanford's the Persuasive Technology Lab.
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    Executive MBAMIP / Politecnico di Milano
     - Italy
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