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

Sono entrato in primo contatto con il mestiere visivo nella pubblicità, a Stoccarda. Ho studiato Design, Tipografia, Grafica Editoriale e Fotografia all’ISIA di Urbino e nella facoltà di Design della Comunicazione alla Hochschule di Augusta. I miei continui pellegrinaggi tra Italia e Germania hanno aperto il campo visivo, mescolando le culture progettuali del Nord e del Sud. Dopo un approdo a Milano, nel 1998 mi sono stabilito a Bologna, dove ho incontrato Beppe Chia. Con un riguardo speciale per la tipografia, mi occupo della direzione artistica e progetto soprattutto in editoria, identità visive e allestimenti.


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.


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.


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



Nato nel 2000. La mia curiosità verso il segno grafico mi ha portato a diplomarmi all’istituto Salesiani di Bologna come Grafico Pubblicitario. Durante il mio percorso formativo diverse esperienze di tirocinio, in Italia e all’estero, hanno consolidato il mio interesse in ambito grafico. Nel 2019, all’indomani del diploma, è iniziata la mia esperienza in Chialab come impaginatore: Chialab per me è il luogo e l’occasione in cui formarmi e crescere in ambito umano e professionale.


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

Laureata in Beni Culturali, con un passato da libraia. Nel 2019 ho deciso di cercare un modo diverso per valorizzare le competenze relazionali sviluppate nel tempo. Dopo aver frequentato il Master in Europrogettazione della Venice International University, ho iniziato un percorso di formazione sul campo per apprendere come i progetti europei possano diventare strumenti per la costruzione e l’accompagnamento di processi di rigenerazione. Lungo questo cammino ho iniziato a lavorare in Chialab, grazie a un tirocinio formativo sulla gestione di progetti, e continuo a sperimentare come mettere in relazione la potenza del design e la necessità di cambiamento insita nei processi di rigenerazione.


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".


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.