Pete Rossi

Creative Director/Design Director

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Website Designer - Product Designer

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About me

Pete Rossi was born just outside Glasgow, Scotland in 1981 to an Italian father and Scottish mother. He went on to graduate with a 1st from the Glasgow School of Art in 2006. He has over 12+ years experience and 32+ international awards and has since worked in freelance and full-time capacities for several renowned studios/agencies in the UK and Europe including Marque Creative, Coast Design, Studio Astrid Stavro (Atlas), Design Studio, CCRZ, Jack Morton Worldwide, Lucky Generals, Anomaly and more. In 2011 he was one of the 50 winners to receive the prestigious Art Directors Club of New York Young Gun award. His work has also been awarded by ADC, Creative Review (The Annual), Design Week, D&AD, Cannes Lions, Graphis and Red Dot. He also holds an awarded membership with D&AD, Graphis and The One Club for Creativity (ADC). He has been a jury member for design competitions such as the Young Guns in New York and most recently The One Club for Creativity (Denver, Colorado chapter) and appeared as a special guest judge/speaker for drinks brand Sailor Jerry. Pete has also been a guest lecturer at Parsons New School of Design in New York. In 2013, he co-founded design studio RM&CO and in 2018 co-founded type foundry RM&TYPE with Swiss partner Alfio Mazzei, working in fields from Art direction, Branding, Brand guidelines, Book design, Digital media, Typography, Identity, Print and self initiated projects. Selected career clients: Art Directors Club of New York, BMW, Bwatt Magazine, British Council, Deutsche Bank, Football For Peace, George Wyllie MBE, Lugano Arte e Cultura, Nosakhari, Monotype, MTR (The Mass Transit Railway), Ministry of Sound, HM Government, InfraCapital, Kola Aluko Foundation, Swiss Ram Watches, Republique Tunisienne: Ministère Des Affaires Culturelles, The Design Studio for Film, IM Global, Okun, Tulchan LLP, Thames & Hudson, Unilever, Universal Music Group.

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Skills

  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Corporate Identity
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Websites
  • Brand Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Print Campaigns
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Book Design
  • Editorial Design

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Companies I’ve worked with

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    Freelance

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    • RM&CO

      RM&CO

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    • Breakthrough Media

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      The Art Directors Club

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      Work history

      Currently

      Creative Director

      RM&CO

      Apr 2013
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • RM&CO, founded in 2013, by Pete Rossi (ADC YG 9) and Alfio Mazzei is an independent, award winning, multi-disciplinary graphic design, visual communication and branding consultancy with studios based in the UK and Switzerland. We are firm believers in pushing boundaries, but our meticulous approach, based on research and development allows us to serve our client’s purpose with passion, detail, dedication and love to find the right and relevant solutions to a wide variety of projects and commissions. Selected clients: Art Directors Club of New York, Associazione Eventi Letterari (Monte Verità), Bwatt Magazine, George Wyllie MBE, Nosakhari, Monotype, Ministry of Sound, Hôpitaux universitaires de Genève, HM Government, Kola Aluko Foundation, Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Shapes of Things, Swiss Ram Watches, Republique Tunisienne: Ministère Des Affaires Culturelles, The Design Studio for Film, IM Global, Tulchan LLP, Universal Music Group.

      Currently

      Freelance Design Director

      RM&CO

      May 2012
      • United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Worked with Design Studio, Breakthrough, CCRZ, DSF LA, Studio Bianca Wendt, O Street and various others. Selected clients: HM Government, Football For Peace, British Fashion Council, Sage and IM Global.

      2014

      Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
      • New York, United States
      • Freelance
      • Invited by and joined principal Marcos Chavez (TODA) to be a guest critic and judge for one day of a final project presentation by design students at Parsons New School of Design in New York.

      2013

      Jul 2013 - Jul 2013
      • New York, United States
      • Freelance
      • Formed part of the jury for The ADC Young Guns 11. ADC Young Guns honors the vanguard of creative professionals who let loose their imaginations, shattering conventions and breaking boundaries with a dash of brilliance and personal flair. Visual arts, media, and design today are in a state of daily evolution, cross-pollinating ideas between their many disciplines. Industry categories that once defined the creative professional—photography, illustration, advertising, design, fashion, film, the list goes on—have expanded to include newly synthesized versions of these fields. These days, a spirit of hybridization is on the rise, bucking tradition to fuse any number of creative pathways in search of a new direction. At the forefront of this ongoing revolution, the minds of ambitious young visionaries are at work and in play.

      2012

      Senior Graphic Designer

      Studio Astrid Stavro

      Apr 2011 - Apr 2012
      • Palma, Spain
      • Full Time
      • Selected Clients: AGI (Alliance Graphique International), Backlist, Club de Creativos, Grupo Planeta, Infolio, Phaidon Press, Raking Leaves, Sol de Ícaro and Turisme de Barcelona.

      2011

      Mid-weight Graphic Designer

      Freelance

      May 2008 - Apr 2011
      • Europe
      • Freelance
      • Worked with Coast design (Brussels), RovaiWeber design (Florence), Egelnick and Webb (London), Stand (Glasgow), O Street (Glasgow), El Studio (Glasgow) and various others.

      2008

      Junior Graphic Designer

      The Hub Agency

      Jan 2007 - May 2008
      • Glasgow, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Selected Clients: The Burrell Company, New City Vision, Glasgow Concert Halls, House for an Art Lover, Clyde Property, Sindustry and Hadden Properties.

      2007

      Junior Graphic Designer

      Marque Creative

      Nov 2006 - Jan 2007
      • Glasgow, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Placement at Marque Creative. Selected Clients: The Royal Bank of Scotland, Kshocolat, Mackintosh, Begg Scotland, Aberlour Child Care Trust, RMJM, Mactaggart & Mickel and The Glasgow School of Art.

      Education

      2006

      BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Graphic Design)

      Glasgow Schoold of Art / The University of Glasgow

      Sep 2002 - Jul 2006
      • Glasgow, United Kingdom
      • 1st Class honours degree in Visual Communication

      Awards

      2017

      Creative Review Annual 2017

      Creative Review

      • Selected in the Creative Review Annual 2017 for Educate Against Hate online platform and website.

      2017

      Merit, Graphis Design Annual 2018

      Graphis

      • Merit award from Graphis Inc in the 2018 Design Annual. Graphis is the compelling record of the world's most significant and influential works in Design, Advertising, and Photography. Since 1944, Graphis has presented the work of accomplished talent in the visual communications industry who have demonstrated exceptional excellence.

      2017

      Merit, Graphis Design Annual 2018

      Graphis

      • Merit award from Graphis Inc in the 2018 Design Annual. Graphis is the compelling record of the world's most significant and influential works in Design, Advertising, and Photography. Since 1944, Graphis has presented the work of accomplished talent in the visual communications industry who have demonstrated exceptional excellence.

      2017

      Nomination, Design Week 2017

      Design Week

      • Nominated in this years Design Week awards in the website category.

      2016

      Bronze, Cannes Design Lions

      Cannes Lions School

      • Bronze Cannes Design Lions in Brand Identity: Non-profit category. Working freelance at Breakthrough for Educate Against Hate branding. Founded in 1954, Cannes Lions is an eight-day programme of creative inspiration, celebration, education and networking. Over 15,000 delegates from around 100 countries attend the Festival, making it the only truly global meeting-place for branded communications professionals to connect, share and discover. he most coveted creative accolades, The Lions, are also judged and presented at the Festival. Over 40,000 submissions from 23 categories are put through rigorous, impartial assessment by respected industry representatives, showcased in onsite exhibitions and screenings before being awarded during a number of ceremonies.

      2014

      Merit, Graphis Design Annual 2015

      Cannes

      • Merit award from Graphis Inc in the 2015 design category for Branding. Graphis is the compelling record of the world's most significant and influential works in Design, Advertising, and Photography. Since 1944, Graphis has presented the work of accomplished talent in the visual communications industry who have demonstrated exceptional excellence.

      2014

      Gold, Graphis Poster Annual 2015

      Graphis

      • Gold award from Graphis Inc in the 2015 Poster category for Political. Graphis is the compelling record of the world's most significant and influential works in Design, Advertising, and Photography. Since 1944, Graphis has presented the work of accomplished talent in the visual communications industry who have demonstrated exceptional excellence.

      2014

      Merit, Graphis Design Annual 2015

      Graphis

      • Merit award from Graphis Inc in the 2015 design category for Catalogues. Graphis is the compelling record of the world's most significant and influential works in Design, Advertising, and Photography. Since 1944, Graphis has presented the work of accomplished talent in the visual communications industry who have demonstrated exceptional excellence.

      2014

      Merit, Graphis Design Annual 2015

      Graphis

      • Merit award from Graphis Inc in the 2015 design category for Brochures. Graphis is the compelling record of the world's most significant and influential works in Design, Advertising, and Photography. Since 1944, Graphis has presented the work of accomplished talent in the visual communications industry who have demonstrated exceptional excellence.

      2014

      Gold, Graphis Design Annual 2015

      Graphis

      • Gold award from Graphis Inc in the 2015 design category for Packaging. Graphis is the compelling record of the world's most significant and influential works in Design, Advertising, and Photography. Since 1944, Graphis has presented the work of accomplished talent in the visual communications industry who have demonstrated exceptional excellence.

      2014

      Silver, Graphis Poster Annual 2014

      Graphis

      • Silver award from Graphis Inc in the 2014 Poster category for Typography. Graphis is the compelling record of the world's most significant and influential works in Design, Advertising, and Photography. Since 1944, Graphis has presented the work of accomplished talent in the visual communications industry who have demonstrated exceptional excellence.

      2013

      Wood Pencil, D&AD

      D&AD

      • D&AD In-Book Nomination for George Wyllie catalogue design. D&AD represents the global creative, design and advertising communities and celebrates brilliance in commercial creativity. http://www.dandad.org/awards/professional/2013/graphic-design/19694/in-pursuit-of-the-question-mark/

      2013

      Distinction, Red Dot Design Awards

      D&AD

      • Red Dot Design Award for RM&CO's first commercial typeface Utopia.

      2012

      In-Book, Club de Creativos

      Club de Creativos

      • C de C (Club de Creativos) is the Advertising and Design awarding body for Spain. The In-Book nomination was awarded for the Spanish Advertising Annual (Entire Book). With Studio Astrid Stavro.

      2011

      Art Directors Club Young Gun 9

      The Art Directors Club

      • ADC Young Guns honors the vanguard of creative professionals who let loose their imaginations, shattering conventions and breaking boundaries with a dash of brilliance and personal flair. Visual arts, media, and design today are in a state of daily evolution, cross-pollinating ideas between their many disciplines. Industry categories that once defined the creative professional—photography, illustration, advertising, design, fashion, film, the list goes on—have expanded to include newly synthesized versions of these fields. These days, a spirit of hybridization is on the rise, bucking tradition to fuse any number of creative pathways in search of a new direction. At the forefront of this ongoing revolution, the minds of ambitious young visionaries are at work and in play. 
In 2011 he was one of the 50 winners to receive the prestigious Art Directors Club of New York Young Gun award for a body of work he has built up since graduating in 2006.

      2011

      3 Bronze, Laus Awards

      Premios ADG Laus

      • In 1964, ADG-FAD created the LAUS Awards to recognize the creativity and the quality on the graphic and the audiovisual communication. The Laus are divided into different categories: Graphic design, Web and digital media, Advertising creativity and Audiovisual communication, and The Excellence is rewarded. The 3 Bronze were awarded for the Spanish Advertising Annual (Entire Book), Spanish Advertising Annual (Corporate Publication) and Spanish Advertising Annual (Art Direction in Illustration). With Studio Astrid Stavro.

      2008

      Silver, Promotional Item. Roses Design Awards (UK)

      Roses

      • The Roses Creative Awards are organised by The Drum and are the result of integrating the Roses Advertising Awards and Roses Design Awards which reflects how the industry itself is evolving. These awards will recognise great creative thinking across advertising, design and digital disciplines.

      2008

      Nomination, Best use of Typography. Roses Design Awards.

      Roses

      • The Roses Creative Awards are organised by The Drum and are the result of integrating the Roses Advertising Awards and Roses Design Awards which reflects how the industry itself is evolving. These awards will recognise great creative thinking across advertising, design and digital disciplines.