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.
  • Paola Pagano on OnFuton
    Paola Pagano on OnFutonFirst client for Paola Pagano. My new label to sell Fabric for Fashion and Home Decor signed by me. All Prints are original. Swatches are availble on request!
  • 2023 Ciasmo Collection
    2023 Ciasmo CollectionSome of the New Collection for Ciasmo, Milano. Cocktail Party, Boobies, and Unicorns.
  • Romana Soutus Branding Project
    Romana Soutus Branding ProjectRomana Soutus is an American-Ukrainian artist and performer. Her work is about exploring the complexity of femininity.
  • Ciasmo Collaboration 2.0
    Ciasmo Collaboration 2.0Some of the new prints designed in collaboration with Ciasmo. Ciasmo is a concept store & tailor shop showcasing and selling local artist and artisan pieces. They have a built-in sartorial atelier and soon they will also have a showroom of recovered and restored furniture.
  • Make your own Paola Pagano Studio's fabric
    Make your own Paola Pagano Studio's fabricI am running a little experiment here. I selected these 5 patterns from different collections to be printed in small amounts. They can be printed on any fabric listed and any quantity you want, even just one meter, so if you are quilting or want to make you own bathing suite or a cute onesie/shirt/dress for your kid/mom/friend/whatever or a couple of pillows you can order yours by DM here on IG or Fb or via email
  • Winter/Summer Collection for Ciasmo
    Winter/Summer Collection for Ciasmo"Cani, Gatti & Uova Sode" is a Series created for Ciasmo, tailor and concept store in the heart of Milano, Italy. These textiles are now available exclusively at Ciasmo.
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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 Pattern 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.
    Annual 2020 selectedAI Associazione AUTORI DI IMMAGINI
    Annual 2022 selectedAI Associazione AUTORI DI IMMAGINI