About

Stefano Divizia is a Visual Designer based in L'Aquila, center Italy, specializing in creative design, visual communication, branding, logo processing, restyling, corporate identity, brand image, creative consultancy, stationery, covers, posters, paper, editorial projects, graphics, viral marketing, advertising, billboards, merchandising, packaging and product design. Sensitive to drawing and illustration since adolescence, he browse urban trends embracing hip hop culture with graffiti, street art, digital illustration, contemporary art projects and much more.

 


EXPERIENCE


Stefano Divizia has a five years degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Perugia, Italy. Sensitive to visual arts and visual languages, since he was a teenager he has devoted himself to illustration, the use of pencils and painting. The continuous stylistic research and the contamination of the Street culture that lives in the same years contribute to its formation. Studies on lettering and approaches closely related to Aerosol Art, Graffiti Art, Tagging and Street Art have led him spontaneously to approach the visual field, graphics and creative aspects.

In 2007 he came into contact with Lia Rumma: a world-renowned historic Contemporary Art Gallerist and Art Dealer with who he will work for four years as a personal assistant for the inauguration of the new showroom in Milan. The latter remains a fundamental experience: direct contact with works of art and internationally renowned artists will in fact be of great importance in the formation of his artistic path, of his constantly evolving poetry.

The tragic earthquake that occurred in L'Aquila, his hometown, forced him to return to it in 2011 and where, with some friends, he founded a free-press magazine, of which he became Art Director and Graphic Designer, coordinating graphics and advertising processing. In 2012 he is involved in the creation of interior design installations (in-situ artwork) in an important electronic music club where, in harmony with an important interior architecture firm, he creates important neon installations, poster art, combining a series of codes related to the street art to elements of classical and contemporary art, interior decoration, fashion, pop culture, adapted to activate emotions in the public. He also takes care of every aspect of the club's brand by creating the logo, the design banner, lightbox and neon installations, posters that cover, holding the position of creative director in the start-up phase, then dealing with the creation of events, networks and collaborations, as well as the designs and graphics of each event and the launch advertising campaign such as flyers, posters, billboards, 6x3m billboards, flash mobs, web images and much more.

Stefano Divizia is currently involved in the creation and design of projects of cultural, economic and tourist development of regional importance such as: "Perdinanza Celestiniana"; "Abruzzo Hip Hop Festival"; "Mountain Festival"; "Spring Session - Campo Imperatore"; "Cena d'Artista"; "Art Village"; "LEAF" - Urban regeneration interventions "and other side projects.



CURRICULUM VITAE


VISUAL AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Freelancespecializing in graphic design, creative consultancy, logo restyling, vector graphics, branding, logos, corporate identity, stationery, adv, covers, posters, paper, editorial projects, mock up, merchandising, product packaging design, analogical and digital creative illustration, graffiti and street art.

 

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Art Village Aps - L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy - since 2015

Created for the "720 ° Perdonanza Celestiniana", it comes to life in the suggestive location of Piazza San Basilio, located in the historic center of the city of L'Aquila in Abruzzo, center Italy, with the aim of creating a place of culture and entertainment. It is oriented to every age group, paying particular attention to a youth target, promoting cultural and artistic activities such as dance, painting, photography, music, literature and architecture using languages ​​and codes typical of contemporary cultural expressions.

 

BRAND MANAGER

HHF - Abruzzo Hip Hop Festival - L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy - since 2014

Brand Manager, responsible for visual communication and merchandising at HHF.

The HHF project / event was born to offer opportunities and guarantee stylistic comparison and cultural exchange to all fans of the Hip Hop disciplines. It involves young people of every age group who belong to the "Street Culture" in its different forms through: Hip Hop Events | Contests | Competitions | Street Show | Street Art | Writing | MC | Live Concert | special Guests | workshops.

 

BRAND MANAGER - FOUNDER MEMBER

Mountain Festival - L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy - since 2014

Brand Manager, graphic designer, creator of ADV campaigns.

The Mountain Festival is an event created by the association Gran Sasso Anno Zero to encourage the economic development of the city of L'Aquila and neighboring villages (currently still battered by the earthquake of 2009) by placing the emphasis on the natural resources of the National Parks and internal areas and advertising the tourist, sporting activities, receptive and culinary offers that they offer, as a starting point to rebuild the local economy.

 

BRAND MANAGER

Gran Sasso Anno Zero - L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy - since 2014

Brand Manager, graphic designer, creator of ADV campaigns, responsible for merchandising, project developer, creation of events.

Gran Sasso Anno Zero was created to encourage the economic development of the city of L'Aquila and neighboring villages (currently still battered by the 2009 earthquake) by compensating for a socio-cultural need to "show" the economic potential deriving from the naturalistic beauties of the National Parks and internal areas, advertising resources, tourist activities, sports, receptive / culinary offers, as a starting point to rebuild the local economy. To raise awareness of the community we have created events of national importance such as: Mountain Festival; Spring Session - Campo Imperatore.

 

FOUNDER MEMBER

Strange Office - L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy - since 2014

Founding member of the Strange Office project, the first totally made-in-Abruzzo coworking space L'Aquila. The ideal place for professionals, young people and students who want to perform or start their work in a modern, dynamic, economic and open to the

contamination of ideas. Strange Office is not a simple office. Strange Office is a place of opportunity.

 

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Be_One_Electronic Club - L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy - 2013|2014

Creative Director. Brand Manager. Graphic Designer. Head of ADV.

Designer and Street Artist.

Interior Design and interventions of street art and graffiti inside the space. Creation of the brand, from the logo to the Corporate image of the club. Creator of advertising campaigns and creative graphics in its start-up phase.

 

ART DIRECTOR - FOUNDER MEMBER

Facenews Magazine - L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy - 2011|2012

Art Director, graphic designer, press manager of the free press Facenews Magazine. Generalist monthly magazine aimed at the university target.

 

PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Lia Rumma Gallery - Milano, Lombardy, Italy - 2007|2010

Personal assistant and logistics manager at worldwide leader Lia Rumma: distinguished Contemporary Art Gallerist and Contemporary Art Dealer.

 


EDUCATION AND TRAINING


V.O. five-year degree Communication - Mass Communication:

University of Perugia - Perugia, Umbria, Italy - June 2006

 

Diploma:

Scientific High School A. Bafile - L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy - June 1999

 


ASSOCIATIONS


Leaf

since April 2019

the association aims to encourage the development of the artistic community, of young talents, emerging artists and new creative professionals through projects of: promotion, research, development, training, euro-planning, creative professional design, curation, event organization. This project aims to promote new creative and artistic working skills as professionally recognized figures. Creation of a "network" linked to contemporary art and the "promotion of visual arts" like painting, sculpture, illustration, graphics, street art and graffiti, urban culture, architecture, photography, video, performance, design, music and all environment, which contributes to a "cultural refresh" of the cities through the formation of local and European projects with competences crossed between creatives, selected artists, sector professionals, public and private. Territorial development, redevelopment of degraded places through selected interventions of artistic type and / or related to the restoration, re-appropriation and / or creation of green areas attentive to the naturalistic and urban landscape.


Gran Sasso Anno Zero

since July 2014

Gran Sasso Year Zero was created to encourage the economic development of the city of L'Aquila, Italy and neighboring villages (currently still battered by the 2009 earthquake) by compensating for a socio-cultural need to "show" the economic potential deriving from the naturalistic beauties of the National Parks and internal areas, advertising resources, tourist activities, sports, receptive / culinary offers, as a starting point to rebuild the local economy. To raise awareness of the community we have created events of national importance such as: Mountain Festival; Spring Session - Campo Imperatore.

 

Strange Office

since May 2014

The story of Strange Office stems from a need, in the city of L'Aquila,  after the earthquake, the socio-economic crisis is amplified in a reality where, in addition to lacking resources, there are no social places of aggregation. Hence the idea of ​​some boys, students, freelancers and professionals who decide to join forces and give life to the first local experiment of shared office. Found an association, Start-Up L'Aquila and put on the plate each their own wealth of resources and skills to give life to their project. In a few months they've find a home, they furnish it with the help of local entrepreneurs and started this new path with the name of Strange Office. Today Strange Office is a reality that houses a good number of people (students, freelance professionals, representatives of companies, associations and simple enthusiasts) all united by a common factor: sharing.

The aim was to refresh the local way to work. We've transformed its individualistic nature and based only on the logic of profit at any cost to a new cooperative and mutualistic way.

Strange Office then releases itself from being just a physical place and becomes a community.

 

Art Village

since June 2014

Created for the "720 ° Perdonanza Celestiniana", it comes to life in the suggestive location of Piazza San Basilio, located in the historic center of the city of L'Aquila, Italy, with the aim of creating a place of culture and entertainment. It is oriented to every age group, paying particular attention to a youth target, promoting cultural and artistic activities such as dance, painting, photography, music, literature and architecture using languages ​​and codes typical of contemporary cultural expressions.

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