Paola Pagano

Paola Pagano

IllustratorMilan, Italy
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Paola Pagano

Paola Pagano

IllustratorMilan, Italy
About me
Paola Pagano graduated in Graphic and Multimedia Design at Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy. She recently moved to Milan and works there as an illustrator and designer. Paola spent the past 6 years in NYC working for a variety of institutions and brands. Her style is made of quick expressive marks and a bright and assorted palette of colors. Among her clients there are The Swiss Embassy and La MaMa Experimental Theater. ​As a freelance designer, she recently worked with the Sterling Publishing, Hunter PR, Artforum Magazine, Tough Mudder, NYC Ballet. ​Her background includes an experience as Associate Designer at Artforum International where she worked both as production managing assistant and as in house print and web designer.
  • Cane Nuvola - 100% Silk Foulard
    Cane Nuvola - 100% Silk Foulardpart of the project to create my own shop, print and sell my work on fine pure silk, Cane Nuvola is a sweet, crazy, colourful print . availble at
  • 8 marzo
    8 marzoThis is the first foulard I ever auto produced. You can buy it here:
  • Face Masks for CSEF
    Face Masks for CSEFCSEF commissioned a series of printed masks to keep faculty safe during this year.
  • The Dreams Notebook
    The Dreams NotebookThis little notebook is now on sale at Bookowski bookstore in Genova, Italy. They also accept orders via email
  • Bassotto Collection
    Bassotto CollectionCheck it out at!
  • #StirCreativity Bombay Sapphire Campaign
    #StirCreativity Bombay Sapphire CampaignSelected piece for the 2020 AI Annual. #StirCreativity Bombay Sapphire Social media Campaign
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Work history
    Illustrator and Graphic DesignerSpartan Race
    Milan, ItalyPart Time
    In the last five years I have collaborated with Tough Mudder on a freelance basis frequently. Since this month I will be working for them part-time helping out with graphics for different departments (merch, advertising, etc.). Tough Mudder is now part of Spartan Race.
    Illustrator and Graphic DesignerPaola Pagano Studio
    recent and recurring collaborations: Tough Mudder, CSEF, Romana Soutus, Mariapia Borgnini, Studio Piero Conconi, Embassy of Switerland D.C. previous: Curioos, NYC Ballet, Forma International, CreateThinkDo, La MaMa, Roll Studio, the Farm School, starting film producers and directors graduating from Tisch Asia.
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  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Print Design
  • Pattern Design
  • Branding
  • Icon Design
  • Illustration
  • Digital Arts
  • Textile Design
  • Digital Artwork
  • Prints
    Illustration and Visual Storytelling Summer ResidencySchool of Visual Arts
     - New York, United States
    A one month intense Summer Residency that focused on illustration and Storytelling.
    Graphic and Multimedia DesignUniversità La Sapienza
     - Rome, Italy
    Studied subjects including graphics, compositing, computer-aided design, multimedia publishing, architectural design, industrial design and packaging, cinema theories and techniques, photography and history of art. Final grade: 110/110.