Graphic Design

Undergraduate Courses - Milan

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The course in Graphic Design focuses on training visual communication experts
This professional figure works on complex “communication systems” through different media, having knowledge of advanced editing software, professional printing and production methods.

The contexts students operate in are graphic design studios, which are progressively expanding in different fields: product design, communication, fashion, photography, but also corporate communication and design areas, publishing companies, web, advertising agencies and TV production. 

Title – The First Level Academic Diploma is recognized by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) and equated with the Bachelor’s Degree issued by Universities.  

  • Credits
    180
  • Start date
    October 2021
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    English

Get an insight into the creative professions: Graphic Designer

Context - Graphic design is everywhere, in printed and digital applications of our everyday life.

Methodology and structure – A strong laboratory overtone is the feature of the course: from basic design theories to high-level professional simulation, students progressively develop complex research projects through guided design labs in collaboration with real companies.

In parallel with the design laboratory classes, our students acquire historical, sociological, economical and technical skills. 
These techniques are useful to help them on interpreting and decoding the language of visual communication, of contemporary arts, cinema and all the society communication needs.
Our students acquire immediately the basic tools of Graphic Design: knowledge on Typefaces' usage, page formats and layouts, genesis meaning and perception of shapes and colors. The study plan also focuses on technical tools: from basic softwares on Photo editing, picture management and vector graphics to advanced ones dedicated to web design, 2D and 3D animation, video editing and TV graphic.

The final part of the course covers topics of increasing complexity where our students acquire autonomy on managing timings and schedules from the project’s concept to its completion.
The last and most significant step in our educational process is the choice and development of a Thesis Project, a complex and articulated theme carried out in collaboration with real companies to research creative and innovative design and communication solutions.

Career opportunities - Graphic Designer, Art Director, Visual Journalist, Content Creator e Manager, Front End Designer, Data Visualizer..

Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

IED faculty are professionals that daily face the market. Here you can read their bios.

Giuseppe Liuzzo - Course Coordinator

Giuseppe Liuzzo - Course Coordinator
Branding lecturer and coordinator of Graphic Design course at IED Milan. He studied Graphic Design at IED Milan and School of Visual Arts in New York. Expert of branding, he worked for many international agencies before open his own studio in 2010. Famous Italian influencer followed by more than 25.000 users. On his videos he talks about colors, logos and design systems in a fun and unconventional way trying to make the complexity of visual communication understandable to everybody. He’s not a standard designer, it’s not just a teacher... he’s himself, and nowdays, it’s one of the most difficult thing to do.  

Carlo Branzaglia

Carlo Branzaglia
He’s involved in design and innovation. He teaches at Academy of Fine Arts, Bologna, where he established the Graphic Design and Design Management programs, and at the Design Center. Author of several books and editor in chief in quarterly graphic design magazine Artlab; he is President of Adi, Emilia Romagna Delegation.

Paula Andrea Callejas

Paula Andrea Callejas
Industrial Designer. She has collaborated with many studios in Milan such as Italform, Francesca Valan, Future Concept Lab, participating in different research projects and approaching different design fields: C.M.F. and trends, environmental design, playing concepts and toys. Since 2002, she has been heading the project 100%natural - monitor, dedicated to design, materials, jewelry, trends and crafts.

Francesco Casolo

Francesco Casolo
He has been writing for cinema for many years, among his most successful works and collaborations: I resilienti, documentary film awarded at Lampedusa film festival and selected at the Beirut International Film Festival and Cutting the grey parts, Golden Leopard at Locarno Film Festival. He works as Editor and Ghost Writer for RCS-Rizzoli Media Group and magazines.

Andrea Gelpi

Andrea Gelpi
He earned a Ph.D. in Sociology of Communication from Catholic University Milan. Worked as teaching assistant in the subject of  intercultural communication and history of the radio and television. Worked as a free-lance qualitative researcher for several university research institutes on the subject of media, technology and communication. Currently working as a director of qualitative research in market research.  

Romano Gianni

Romano Gianni
Art Critic and Art Teacher since the late Eighties. He curated art exhibitions and teaching seminars in Europe. His most popular book is Contemporanee, Costa&Nolan 1999, an important survey on the work of women artists since the Seventies. In 1955, he founded one of the first art websites, postmedia.net, which later turned into a publishing company with the name of postmedia books.

Raffaele Solaini

Raffaele Solaini
He received the Ph.D. in Semiotics from the University of Bologna, under the guide of Umberto Eco. He started teaching at the University of Pavia and since 2006 he teaches Semiotics, Rhetoric and Branding at the European Institute of Design. Former columnist for the online paper Affaritaliani.it, he commented on communication phenomena and social trends. He worked with the most important market research agencies. Among his major clients, Ace, Scavolini, Mercedes, Telecom Italia, Enel, Italian Premiership.

Stefano Temporin

Stefano Temporin
Graduated in Communication, he worked at Leftloft Studio for 3 years, where he participated in designing the typeface for Corriere della Sera and San Siro Stadium. He has been working at IED since 2007, now he’s also Art Director for the publishing house Edizioni Zero.

Graziano Vitale

Graziano Vitale
Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Certified Instructor. Graphic Designer, he works for advertising and publishing art. He also works as Author and Illustrator for children's book, Graphic Designer for advertising, publishing art, web and mobile applications.

Marina Bonanni

Marina Bonanni
Graphic designer who works in the field of communication and publishing for over 25 years, before as an Art Director, and since 2000 as a freelance offering his advice both in the editorial that for private and small enterprises, for which care of the image, advertising and graphic design in all its aspects. Since 1991 she is professor at the Istituto Europeo di Design in the corse of Graphic and Media Design. She is a member AIAP.

Davide Corno

Davide Corno
Degree in Philosophy, Master in Marketing. 10 years experienced in advertising (daytime as account, nighttime as copywriter). Public official for 4 years, school manager for 6, editorial coordinator for nearly 20. Freelancer and freethinker, always.

Silvia Gherra

Silvia Gherra
She is a Visual Designer and Illustrator based in Milan. Creative Director at RITARITA fashion house, she works also as Consultant and Art Director for several publishing houses, industrial and educational. 

Giulia Tacchini

Giulia Tacchini
Master Degree in Product Design and a passion for food design. She wrote for Essen a Taste Magazine, Leifoodie and Dispensa and worked as Food Stylist and Food Event planner. She’s currently dealing with food taboos, food anthropology and entomophagy, the practice of eating insects. Cofounder of Entonote’s project.

Paolo Proserpio

Paolo Proserpio
Graphic Designer. Since then he has been working as Graphic Designer with Versace and other clients ranging from corporate identity, web design, packaging to record sleeves. He has been shooting for music magazines, the photo-agency Retna (New York) and Mtv.it for 10 years.

Luca Toccaceli

Luca Toccaceli
Degree in Philosophy from the Università degli Studi di Milano. He is currently teaching communication and music event planning. He’s been Music Advisor for commercials, Tv programs, movies and documentary films, video productions; as music publisher he also acts as promoter, press agent and manager for the artists he represents in Italy.     .

Davide Colla

Davide Colla
Designer, he started his career in a communication agency based in Frankfurt. During this experience, he won the prestigious IF Design Award in the Digital communication Section. In 2013 he founded a digital branding called 150UP, a small studio which works for customers like Barilla, Pirelli and RedBull and develops in house APP as “The First Calendar”.

Matteo Bollati

Matteo Bollati
He began his career as Junior Designer in 2003 at Studio Iacchetti + Ragni. After getting a degree in Indutrial Design, he worked in Carlo Contin design studio as Product Designer. In 2010 he became a freelance. He’s currently Senior Designer and Team Manager at PS +. During all these years he has been collaborating with many Italian and international design companies such as Kartell, Foscarini, Zucchetti, Laufen, etc.

Alessandro Lucchini

Alessandro Lucchini
Freelance Video Maker, Editor and Motion Graphics Artist who collaborates with production companies around Europe, mostly focused on the production of documentaries, taking care of various parts of the post-production process, from editing to visual effects. He also creates digital video content for interactive installations and environments for museums or exhibitions. He studied in IED Milano.

Cecilia Melli

Cecilia Melli
Independent Art Director and Graphic Designer specialised in creation and management of brand identities. She works for brands, magazines and designers, as well as by advertising and design agencies. In 2012, she enhanced her expertise with post degree courses in business strategy. Her work ranges from niche projects developed for small businesses, to large-scale branding projects for industry leaders as Moleskine, Tezenis, Vodafone, RCS, Missoni, and Maserati.  

Tiziana Gemin

Tiziana Gemin
New media Art Critic and Curator. Graduated in Digital Design at IED Milano. Her final thesis was realised in collaboration with the interaction design studio Limiteazero, with which she had been collaborating for several years. She writes articles concerning new technologies and digital culture in general. Moreover, she curates and organizes exhibitions and events related to new media art and interaction design.

Matteo Gualandris

Matteo Gualandris
He is a Milan-based senior graphic designer and art director. He worked for four years (2010–2014) at Studio FM Milano where he developed projects for a wide range of clients, from cultural institutions and publishers to brands and private companies As freelance he works for clients such as Armani Jeans, Ermenegildo Zegna, PORT Magazine, ÉESI, Vice Magazine, Milan Design Week and may more. His work is widely featured on various content-related magazines and blogs.

Valerio Di Punzio

Valerio Di Punzio
Frontend Developer since 2011 with a mixed background of web development, psychology, graphic and design management. He has been working for small to big agencies (Ogilvy, Seri Jakala), Startups (Tripitaly), for web/design/communication agencies building custom templates and loves to explore Javascript and to write plugins and applications.

Daniel Annbjer

Daniel Annbjer
Swedish Graphic Design & Art Director, he now works for various design and advertising agencies developing Branding, Corporate Identity, Illustration, Campaign and Strategic thinking in both ATL and BTL projects with National & International Clients. In 2010, he set his first solo exhibition in the Tortona 20 gallery displaying illustrations and graphic works. He then founded the creative platform and indie brand FVSD as well as the art collective Pastel Castles in 2013.

Lorenzo Fassina

Lorenzo Fassina
His career started as a video editor, then, his personal experiences has driven him towards the web design field. Firstly as a freelance, then working for some agencies line Nurun and OgilvyOne, he leveled up his skills and know-how working on big clients as art director. After taking the creative direction of an emerging shoe brand, he became the creative director of a small web agency until recently. At the moment, he dedicates his career to the Academics and to personal projects.    

Libero Rutilo

Libero Rutilo
He born in Montreal in 1978, spent his youth alternating between Italy and Canada, combining North-American audacity, dynamism and practical skills with Italian taste for art, aesthetics and perfection. With a Industrial Design degree in 2005 he moved to Milan where worked as a designer in Atelier Mendini and later as a design director in Crea Internatonal.  In 2012 together with Ekaterina Shchetina he founds DesignLibero - multidisciplinary design studio that offers creative services in interior, product, graphic and temporary design. Their works received numerous design awards and have been published in wide range of magazines and design blogs.    

Chiara Alzati

Chiara Alzati
She is a Public Speaking Trainer and Coach with passion for foreign languages. She trains entrepreneurs, managers, startuppers and business owners, both Italian and foreign, to express themselves at their best and stand out in a variety of business situations: from kick off meetings to networking meetings, from sales to events, congresses, workshops and video presentations. Italian Champion in the art of Effective Evaluation in April 2017, she also achieved the Third Place in the European Public Speaking German Championship in May 2017.  

Claudio Morelli

Claudio Morelli
Hei is a journalist and a documentary photographer.He first approached photography during his studies, starting to cooperate as an assistant for commercial productions, and becoming interested in journalism in the meantime.In 2009 he gets registered in the Journalists’ association, and cooperated with the main Italian periodicals; he’s one of the founders of the photojournalists collective Whynot andof D77 and Pantesia studios in Naples. As a freelance he continues his work as a photojournalist for many international magazines, especially in the fields of travel and lifestyle. He is actually curating the slow-journalism project “Supervulcano”, on the theme of coexistence between man and volcanic risk in Campi Flegrei.

Filippo Dionisi

Filippo Dionisi
Senior Product Design at Bemind. Born as a visual designer, he subsequently developed skills in crafting experience and brand strategy for companies and startups. Despite extensive experience in branding and editorial field, Filippo love to apply methodologies, workflows and tools from digital world to develop seamless experience to his clients. Filippo joined Bemind after 3 year experience as Associate Director of Design at Interbrand. He started his career at Leftloft, a graphic design boutique in Milan, where he worked side by side with clients like Rizzoli, Mondadori, RedBull, GS1.

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