Stefano Chies aka "SIGN" his an Italian creative designer based in Bristol, England.

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, animated presentations design, screen printing, stencil art, graffiti and he have a past experience with video editing and product design 3D software.

He participated in different graphics competitions, especially on social graphic design projects.

Stefano is a current freelance Creative Graphic Designer, a printmaker member of Spike Island Print Studios and an Event General Assistant at Watershed (Bristol-UK) where he is responsible for delivery of conferences, events and festivals.


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

/ 2018-Present / WATERSHED as FOH and Event General Assistant;

/ 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: 


Attended a creative workshop week and brief courses where along with other participants, he develops a product design concept for:

RONCATO’s LUGGAGE in the 2006 and CHICCO ARTSANA in 2005;

/ 2003-2004 / TECHNIC STUDIOS as Surveyor Apprentice.




/ 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

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