Paola Pagano
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Paola Pagano

IllustratorMilan, Italy
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Paola Pagano
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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.
Projects
  • 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.
  • Neutra Silk Scarf
    Neutra Silk ScarfNeutra #1 is part for the Neutra Collection and is now available as a scarf in different silks, in Limited Edition on Contrado. Limited Edition is a small regular production by Paola Pagano Studio.
  • Gea Silk Scarf
    Gea Silk ScarfGea#1 is part of the Gea collection and is now available on different silks. This is part of the Limited Edition Project by Paola Pagano Studio.
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Work history
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    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.
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    Illustrator and Pattern DesignerPaola Pagano Studio
    ItalyFreelance
    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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Skills
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Print Design
  • Pattern Design
  • Branding
  • Icon Design
  • Illustration
  • Digital Arts
  • Textile Design
  • Digital Artwork
  • Prints
Education
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    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.
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    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.
Awards
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    Annual 2020 selectedAI Associazione AUTORI DI IMMAGINI
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    Annual 2022 selectedAI Associazione AUTORI DI IMMAGINI