I was born in Palermo in 1985 and raised in Cefalù. Now I am based in Treviso and work as a freelance industrial designer.
I earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design at University of Palermo in 2008 and a master degree in Industrial Product Design at IUAV University of Venice in 2011 with a graduation project on special needs toys: “Emmo. An interactive toy for visually impaired children”.
After a first freelance experience in the field of consumer electronics products at Alessandro Paulis Design Studio, in 2013 I started working at Clementoni spa, a well-known Italian toy manufacturer company. As a member of the R&D team, I designed and was involved in the development of numerous infant toys.
In 2015 I came back to my freelance activity, continuing to design toys for the same company. Further collaborations began in this period with FabLab CFV (Make and Play) and H-Farm Education; I designed several educational play kits and learning activities in the field of digital education.
From 2016 to 2021 I regularly collaborated with “Driusso Associati | Architects”, architecture and design studio based in Mestre – Venice.
In July 2019 I was invited as keynote speaker to the Speechie Project Dissemination Event “Technology for Bilingual Children with Developmental Language Disorders (DLD): Where do we stand?” at the Esplora Interactive Science Centre, Malta; title of the keynote speech “Designing Successful Educational Toys”.
In 2020/2021 I also worked for AZToys (infant toys) and Adventerra Games (educational board games on environment and sustainability).