40 pupille, 80 palpebre, 400 dita, 1500 battiti al minuto, 20mila trilioni di cellule e km di neuroni nella stessa nube d’aura: un unico organismo.



Beppe Chia


Amministratore Delegato / Direttore creativo

I have studied Engineering, Drawing, Art History, Design, Graphics and IT. I work with visual communication in the spheres of publishing, industry and public administration. My projects have helped launch magazines, publishing houses and other publishing initiatives. I design visual identities and I promote methods for developing complex strategic design and visual communication projects. I founded and now lead Chialab. I have promoted and supported research on the relationship between type design and dyslexia and the problems linked to the accessibility of texts and images. I am a consultant, trainer and educator in the sphere of visual methodology and design. I have been a director and president of the AIAP, a member of both the ISIA Academic Council in Urbino and the Italian Design Council.


Alex Weste


Kunst Direktor

My first experience of visual advertising was in Stuttgart. I studied Design, Type Design, Publishing Graphics and Photography at the ISIA in Urbino and the Faculty of Communication Design at the Hochschule in Augsburg. My continual pilgrimages between Italy and Germany widened my field of vision by mixing the design cultures of North and South. Having initially worked in Milan, in 1998 I settled in Bologna, where I met Beppe Chia. I now work as an art director with a special focus on typography and I mainly design visual identity, layout and publishing projects.


Andrea Alberti



I did university studies in Sanskrit, history, anthropology, in parallel with illustration, graphic design, and computer graphics. I have created and directed countless projects on the web and not, with particular attention to the usability of interfaces, data architecture, and the semantic structure of content. I live between Lugano and Bologna and I am a Chialab partner since 2000.


Christian Magagni


Quello con cui dovrete fare i conti

Having graduated with a diploma in Applied Art and Industrial Design, I have worked in the communication and publishing sector since 1990. In 1995 I became a partner and founder of Chialab, where I developed projects in the multimedia and publishing sphere and then took on the role of financial and sales manager.

Andres Bautista


Web Developer

Nato in Ecuador, trapiantato a Bologna all’età di sette anni. Dopo il diploma all’Istituto di Informatica e Telecomunicazioni ho intrapreso studi universitari in Scienze Informatiche, parallelamente a progetti di volontariato in cui ho insegnato italiano a stranieri. Ho sempre lavorato come Web Developer freelancer e nel 2021 sono entrato in Chialab, dove posso soddisfare la mia passione per la socialità e il lavoro di squadra.

Crypto, blockchain e nuove tecnologie in generale sono i miei principali interessi professionali: in un mondo in continuo aggiornamento, restare al passo è la chiave.


Antonio D’Elisiis



Graduated first in Graphic Design and then specialized in visual and motion design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino, where I realized an experimental project about the new methods of reading creating a multimedia e-book called Guardalontano, I decided to move in 2019 to Lausanne to gain more experience during a second Master in Type Design at Ecal (Ecole Cantonale d’Art Lausanne).
As a designer I’m interested in parallel to my academic studies, with practical work in art direction, programming of interactive systems and interfaces, type, web, motion and graphic design. 
The research and experimentation represent an important binomial in my growth path to encourage the creation of new projects and forms of communication that are never banal in form and in content. I’m also work on the interrelation of complexity and simplicity, analogue and digital, art and industry, these are the pillars of my design thinking.


Dario Sacco


Web Developer

I began working as a Web Developer in 2015 and gained experience with various Full Stack Developer technologies. Since 2017 I have worked at Chialab, where I develop web platform front-ends, mainly in the spheres of culture and education.

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Edoardo Cavazza


Software Architect / Accessibility Consultant

I grew up among the smells of ink and freshly printed paper, looking with curiosity at the world of graphic design. After learning the basics of programming at the High School, and eager to explore both worlds, I took a multimedia communications course that put me in touch with Chialab, where I've grown as a web developer since 2012. Working on institutional websites and EdTech applications, I developed an interest in typography, readability, and accessibility. I am on the mission to promote and improve the synergy between designers, programmers and tools through talks, articles, training and technical leadership of teams developing components.

Francesco Perlini


Copywriter / Content Editor

Sbuco da una famiglia di artisti che hanno molto a cuore la condivisione del sapere.
Il Liceo Scientifico mi inizia alle cose che sono sempre esatte, la laurea in Lettere a quelle che non lo sono mai. Sperimento gli incastri possibili tra comunicazione visuale e testuale, arti visive e performative, scrittura creativa e divulgazione. E poi ci sono le lunghe camminate in natura, specie se la meta è un santuario arroccato.

Sto curando una ricerca sociolinguistica sullo slang bolognese con il supporto di Chialab, con cui collaboro dal 2020 per impastare parole e farle reagire.


Giacomo Nanni


Information Designer

I have studied Information Design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven (NL). Since 2017 I have been collaborating with Chialab as a web and information designer. I am particularly interested in data visualisation and digital cartography.


Giulio Vasini



I was born in 2000. My interest in graphics led me to attend a Graphic Design diploma course at the Salesiani Institute in Bologna. During the course I gained work experience both in Italy and abroad that consolidated my interest in Graphic Design In 2019, having graduated, I began working as a page formatter at Chialab. This has proven to be an ideal location and opportunity to learn and grow both personally and professionally.


Jessica Cantoni


Project manager / Designer / Trainer

After graduating with a diploma in Visual Arts, I have specialised in graphic design and illustration for children. I have worked at Chialab since 1995 in the publishing sphere. This includes coordination activities, leading the development team, offering consultancy and facilitating prepress and page formatting processes. Since 2019 I have focused on training.


Leo Mainardi


Backend Developer

I have always been interested in computers and the world of IT since I was a child and I organised my school career around it. An internship experience in 2014 brought me into contact for the first time with the world of the web and I became interested in this busy ecosystem that is growing so rapidly. From 2015 onwards I worked with various companies as a full-stack developer and then, in 2019, I came to Chialab as a backend developer.


Livia Gabbianelli


Design e Processi di rigenerazione urbana

I have a degree in Cultural Heritage Studies and experience as a librarian. In 2019 I decided to look for a different way of exploiting the relationship skills I had developed. Having attended a Master’s Degree Course in Euro Project Management at the Venice International University, I began a hands-on training course to learn how European projects can become tools for the construction and accompaniment of regeneration processes. As part of this journey, I began working at Chialab, thanks to a training internship on project management and since then I have continued to experiment with the relationship between the power of design and the need for change that is intrinsic inherent in regeneration processes.


Manuel Zanettin


Agile Coach / Designer

I studied Multimedia and Visual Design at the Academy of Fine Arts of Urbino. Since 2007 I’m working in Chialab as web designer and project manager, adopting Agile methodologies. I’m a lecturer and I taught in several schools, academies and universities. I’ve earned the PSM and CSM Scrum Master certifications and I’m a PhD candidate at IUAV, Architecture University of Venice.


Matteo Martinelli


UI UX Designer / Boardgame Influencer

After my Master’s Degree in Sociology I fell in love with the dynamics of interaction between people and technology. I have always been interested in design and development, applied to the world of video and board games. Having worked for some time on PA digitalisation policies and having founded two communication companies, I said goodbye to the world of business and moved to Chialab where I focus on interfaces, user experience and design.


Michele Tomasini



Dopo il diploma scientifico, ho assecondato la mia passione per il visivo frequentando un anno di Accademia delle Belle Arti a Bologna, un corso di prestampa e uno di comunicazione multimediale.
Nel 2011 entro in Chialab, dove cresco e mi formo progettando e sviluppando libri e comunicazione visiva. Mi occupo anche di script per l’automazione in ambito editoriale, allestimenti, animazione e formazione.


Nicolò Carpignoli


WebXR Developer and Consultant

I graduated in Computer Engineering in 2016. I have been working in Chialab since 2017 as a frontend Web developer, working with Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in the Web (WebXR) and designing experiences in communication and culture. I realized and took part in several pioneering Open Source projects in WebXR (AR.js, GeoAR.js, AR.js Studio among others). Since 2020 I am Invited Expert member of W3C as a consultant for accessibility in innovative technologies. I recently undertook a PhD at the IUAV University of Venice in the program "Architecture, City and Design".

Paolo Cuffiani


Backend Developer / Devops Specialist

Inizio a programmare dalla prima media formandomi da autodidatta.
Frequento il Liceo Scientifico e poi la facoltà di Matematica. Entro in Chialab nel 2015, per poi intraprendere altre esperienze lavorative e riapprodare in Chialab nel 2020. Mi dedico soprattutto al backend, al design e all’implementazione dell’infrastruttura anche nel cloud.


Simona Bertoli



Having graduated with a diploma in Anatomical Design at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in Bologna, I have been working at Chialab since 2000. My propensity for order, harmony and a craft approach has led me to explore the spheres I am currently engaged in: information organisation, page formatting and coordination.


Simona Pastore


Designer / Illustratrice

I studied Product Design at the Politecnico di Milano, then Graphic Design and Art Direction at the NABA. My thesis, Ossi Edizioni – Nuovi modi dell’editoria scolastica, created an elective affinity with Chialab, who I have been working with since 2019. At the same time, I have continued my vocation as an illustrator, Similasti, and as a blue sky researcher at Designer of What. At Chialab I design both print and web projects, as well as heading the “Fufficio Stampa” and asking a lot of questions.