While other kids where playing on the sand I spent my hours at that water fountain at the far end of the beach. I studied, observed, I wanted to know were the water came from. A simple answer was never sufficient. This thirst for knowledge pushed me to develop multiple interests. After having completed a science high school (Liceo Cantonale, matura C) in Bellinzona, Switzerland, I decided to continue my education in the United States. I had already attended 3rd and 4th grade in New York City and was therefore familiar to the US educational system. I applied to several 4-year graphic design programs at large American University. I was accepted to Penn State University, the University of Chicago, and others but eventually decided for Arizona State University based on their strong design program and knowing that I would have been able to combine technology and creativity.
1999 – 20034-year program in Graphic Design at Arizona State University.
Graduated magna cum laude in May 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design.
Member of the Dean's List at Arizona State University every semester.
Simultaneous translation Italian – English at the Mario Botta lecture held at the College of Architecture and Design at Arizona State University.
Awarded a certificate of commendation by the College for the "invaluable assistance at the lecture".
Drawing by Mario Botta.
2000 – 2002
Member of the Golden Key International Honor Society.
Membership into the Society is by invitation only, to the top 15% of university
sophomores, juniors and seniors (2nd, 3rd and 4th year) students.
1999 – 2001
Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Membership into the Society is by invitation only, to the top 20% of university
freshmen and sophomores (1st and 2nd year students) with a minimum GPA of 3.4.
Accepted into the graphic design upper-division program at Arizona State University
after submission of portfolio and competitive selection.
Accepted at Arizona State University in the design program.
1997 – 1998
Preparatory year in design and architecture at SUPSI Lugano, Switzerland.
1992 – 1996
Liceo Cantonale Bellinzona: Type C (scientific).