"Sign" is Stefano Chies, an Italian creative designer based in Bristol, England.
Through beautiful intuitive design, he loves to inform, share knowledge, create opinions and make life easier.
He is a creative thinker with a can-do attitude, curious, positive, reliable not afraid to think out of the box.
He works across a variety of different media, combining digital aspects with hand-drawn illustration, producing work and design concepts like logo, posters, image manipulation, typography, company branding, collateral design, eCommerce websites, motion animated presentations, screen printing, stencil art, graffiti and have experience with video editing and product design 3D software.
He participated in different exhibitions, design competitions, especially on social graphic design projects.
For Stefano, visual communication it's a constant excuse to stay curious, learn something new and to interact with.
His creativity is stimulated from observing the society, media and people in general, how they react in a certain context, in which his focusing ideas and details. Graphic design has often been about the challenge of paradoxes, aesthetics vs. functionality or minimalism vs. chaos.
" My motto is to be positive and curious about the things I am doing, so I will be motivated to be always creative and unique thinking. "
/ 2017-2017 / Typography course at Central Saint Martins, London, UK;
/ 2014-2014 / Screen Printing course at Spike Island, Bristol, UK;
/ 2006-2007 / "MA" Diploma in Creative Design at SID Scuola Italiana Design, Padua, Italy;
/ 2004-2006 / Bachelor Diploma in Product Creative Design at SID Scuola Italiana Design, Padua, Italy;
/ 1998-2003 / High Educational Diploma in Architectural Technician Surveying at Alighieri's College Surveyor Technic Institute, Treviso, Italy.
/ Present / SIGN (Self Employed) as Freelancer Creative Graphic Designer;
/ Since 2018 / SPIKE ISLAND PRINT STUDIOS as Printmaker member;
/ 2018-2018 / BRIGHTCARBON as Design Consultant;
/ 2007-2009 / GEOX as Graphic Creative designer;
/ 2007-2007 / SINTONY - DETAIL DESIGN as a Junior Creative Product Designer;
/ 2006-2007 / During his "MA" degree in Creative Design at "SID" he has done "work projects" with different companies:
ARNEG - FERPLAST - HAUSBRANDT caffè - ONLY T-SHIRT - PITTI NEW BEATS - KINDER FERRERO - VETROTEC - VIMAR;
/ 2005 and 2006 / Attended a creative workshop week and brief courses where along with other participants, he develops a product design concept for: CHICCO ARTSANA and RONCATO’s LUGGAGE;
/ 2003-2004 / TECHNIC STUDIOS as Surveyor Apprentice.
AWARDS and EXHIBITIONS
/ 2019 / Spike Island Print Studios Open Day Exhibition, Bristol;
/ 2019 / The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair, The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery, Wakefield;
/ 2018 / Parallax Art Fair Exhibition, Chelsea Town Hall London;
/ 2018, 2017, 2016, 2013 / Selected and participated at the urban paint festival: “Up Fest” with 300 International artists, Bristol, UK;
/ 2012 / Winner of a signage competition on “Design Crowd”;
/ 2010 / Graphic contest “ROCK THE WALL” poster selected in the category: “Best acoustic insulation works”;
/ 2010 / Graphic contest “Good 50x70” poster selected in the category: “Play for Africa” endorsed by AMREF and Exhibited in "La Triennale di Milano" and in Piazza Cordusio via Dante, Milan, Italy;
/ 2008 / Graphic contest “Good 50x70” poster selected in the category: “Child Mortality” and Exhibited in "La Triennale di Milano" Milan, Italy