We are in Milan


Address via Ausonio 18, 20123 Milano – Italia
Email info@dondina.it
Phone +39 02 89403880

Stay in touch!





Francesco Dondina,
founder of Dondina Associati

Teaching

1999-2003
Università dell’Immagine, Milano / Visual communication

2003-2016
Cfp Bauer ex Umanitaria, Milano / CPhotography course, Visual culture

2012-2016
Cfp Bauer ex Umanitaria, Milano / Course in Graphic Design, Visual Culture, Basic Identity, Final Synthesis

2012-2014
IED MIlano- Master in Brand Design / Brand identity

2004-2016
Politecnico di Milano - Scuola del Design / Graphic design

Dal 2017
Raffles Milano - Moda e Design / Visual culture, History de Visual design, Introduction to corporate image


Francesco Dondina (Milan, 1961) is a visual designer, professor and curator. In 1986 he founded Dondina Associati studio, oriented to brand identity and communication design. Over the years he has designed projects mainly in the fields of fashion, design, art and culture. Among the main clients: Giorgio Armani, Krizia, Moschino, Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo, L'Oreal Paris, Cassina, Comune di Milano, MoMA, Feltrinelli, Castello Sforzesco, Muba - Museo dei Bambini Milano for which he is the art director. He designed the visual identity of important exhibitions such as Bramantino at Castello Sforzesco and Bernardino Luini at Palazzo Reale in Milan. He curated the visual identity and the renewed signage for the Castello Sforzesco in Milan and with Marco Zanuso Jr. and Giuseppe Raboni designed the ticket offices for Expo Milano 2015. In the editorial field, he designed a hundred illustrated books. From 2010 to 2012 Dondina Associati was based in New York collaborating with institutions such as Asia Society Museum, American Ballet Theatre and MoMA.

Recent work includes the visual identity and graphic design for the exhibitions dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci at Castello Sforzesco in Milan in 2019 and the Pitti 100 brand for the 100th edition of Pitti immagine in 2021.

He taught for fifteen years at CFP Bauer/Ex Umanitaria and the Politecnico di Milano. He currently teaches courses on visual culture, design, and the history of visual design at Raffles Milano. In 2009 he wrote a book-interview with Bob Noorda that has just been published in a new edition by Lazy Dog Press. In 2015 he conceived the Graphic Design Lectures series at Castello Sforzesco and in 2016 he curated SIGNS, an exhibition on contemporary Italian graphic design in the spaces of Base that since 2020 has become a permanent project aimed at promoting visual culture in Italy. In 2021/22 he conceived and curated the Milano Graphic Festival.

Compasso d'Oro Adi 2020 / Honorable Mention for the project "Colin, no news good news" published by Rizzoli.

Fabrizio Falcone



Designer specialising in custom type and lettering. In 2019 he received recognition for typographic excellence from the Type Directors Club of New York and in 2022 from the Type Directors Club of Tokyo.
He teaches in CFP Bauer and NABA school in Milan. He founded the editorial collettive ‘Tazi Zine’ and curates the digital archive ‘Lettere urbane’.
Sebastiano Puppo



Graphic designer born and raised in Milan. He attended Politecnico di Milano where he graduated in the Communication Design course. A precise and detail-oriented person, after several work experiences, he has been working with the studio since 2021.
Martino Natuzzi



Martino Natuzzi grew up on the shores of lake Maggiore and landed in Milan in 2017. A multitalented person, he studied product design at the Politecnico di Milano and then graphic design at the Bauer school. Following his passion for drawing, since 2021 he has been active as an illustrator and carries out his own artistic projects under the pseudonym "Marna." He collaborates in some social projects in the province of Varese, in particular with the cultural association Utopia.
Anita Giacomin



Visual designer with an eclectic personality and always in search of new expressive solutions. Originally from Padova, she studied at the Università IUAV di Venezia and after several work experiences she finished a Master in Visual Design & Communication at RafflesMilano. In 2022 she participated in the first edition of the Milano Graphic Festival, where her project "Piante Meccaniche" was among the winners of the GenerazioneYZ contest.




List of collaborators – from 1990

Debbie Bibo
Ludovica Candiani
Pamela Converso
Anna Corno
Paola D’Alessandro
Donatella Domaschio
Duska Karanov
Stefania Mey
Sachiko Mizoguchi
Aurora Modugno
Diana Quarti
Michele Santella
Giulia Semprini

Dondina Associati – Today

Alberto Califano
Ginevra Dondina
Fabrizio Falcone
Anita Giacomin
Margherita Granzotto
Martino Natuzzi
Sebastiano Puppo
Silvia Vergani

We are in Milan


Adress via Ausonio 18, 20123 Milano – Italia
Email info@dondina.it
Phone +39 02 89403880

Stay in touch!





Francesco Dondina,
founder of Dondina Associati

Francesco Dondina (Milan, 1961) is a visual designer, professor and curator. In 1986 he founded Dondina Associati studio, oriented to brand identity and communication design. Over the years he has designed projects mainly in the fields of fashion, design, art and culture. Among the main clients: Giorgio Armani, Krizia, Moschino, Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo, L'Oreal Paris, Cassina, Comune di Milano, MoMA, Feltrinelli, Castello Sforzesco, Muba - Museo dei Bambini Milano for which he is the art director. He designed the visual identity of important exhibitions such as Bramantino at Castello Sforzesco and Bernardino Luini at Palazzo Reale in Milan. He curated the visual identity and the renewed signage for the Castello Sforzesco in Milan and with Marco Zanuso Jr. and Giuseppe Raboni designed the ticket offices for Expo Milano 2015. In the editorial field, he designed a hundred illustrated books. From 2010 to 2012 Dondina Associati was based in New York collaborating with institutions such as Asia Society Museum, American Ballet Theatre and MoMA.

Recent work includes the visual identity and graphic design for the exhibitions dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci at Castello Sforzesco in Milan in 2019 and the Pitti 100 brand for the 100th edition of Pitti immagine in 2021.

He taught for fifteen years at CFP Bauer/Ex Umanitaria and the Politecnico di Milano. He currently teaches courses on visual culture, design, and the history of visual design at Raffles Milano. In 2009 he wrote a book-interview with Bob Noorda that has just been published in a new edition by Lazy Dog Press. In 2015 he conceived the Graphic Design Lectures series at Castello Sforzesco and in 2016 he curated SIGNS, an exhibition on contemporary Italian graphic design in the spaces of Base that since 2020 has become a permanent project aimed at promoting visual culture in Italy. In 2021/22 he conceived and curated the Milano Graphic Festival.

Compasso d'Oro Adi 2020 / Honorable Mention for the project "Colin, no news good news" published by Rizzoli.


Teaching

1999-2003
Università dell’Immagine, Milano / Visual communication

2003-2016
Cfp Bauer ex Umanitaria, Milano / CPhotography course, Visual culture

2012-2016
Cfp Bauer ex Umanitaria, Milano / Course in Graphic Design, Visual Culture, Basic Identity, Final Synthesis

2012-2014
IED MIlano- Master in Brand Design / Brand identity

2004-2016
Politecnico di Milano - Scuola del Design / Graphic design

Dal 2017
Raffles Milano - Moda e Design / Visual culture, History de Visual design, Introduction to corporate image


Fabrizio Falcone



Designer specialising in custom type and lettering. In 2019 he received recognitio for typographic excellence from the Type Directors Club of New York and in 2022 from the Type Directors Club of Tokyo.
He teaches in CFP Bauer and NABA school in Milan. He founded the editorial collettive ‘Tazi Zine’ and curates the digital archive ‘Lettere urbane’.
Sebastiano Puppo



Graphic designer born and raised in Milan. He attended Politecnico di Milano where he graduated in the Communication Design course. A precise and detail-oriented person, after several work experiences, he has been working with the studio since 2021.
Martino Natuzzi



Martino Natuzzi grew up on the shores of lake Maggiore and landed in Milan in 2017. A multitalented person, he studied product design at the Politecnico di Milano and then graphic design at the Bauer school. Following his passion for drawing, since 2021 he has been active as an illustrator and carries out his own artistic projects under the pseudonym "Marna." He collaborates in some social projects in the province of Varese, in particular with the cultural association Utopia.
Anita Giacomin



Visual designer with an eclectic personality and always in search of new expressive solutions. Originally from Padova, she studied at the Università IUAV di Venezia and after several work experiences she finished a Master in Visual Design & Communication at RafflesMilano. In 2022 she participated in the first edition of the Milano Graphic Festival, where her project "Piante Meccaniche" was among the winners of the GenerazioneYZ contest.

List of collaborators – from 1990

Debbie Bibo
Ludovica Candiani
Pamela Converso
Anna Corno
Paola D’Alessandro
Donatella Domaschio
Duska Karanov
Stefania Mey
Sachiko Mizoguchi
Aurora Modugno
Diana Quarti
Michele Santella
Giulia Semprini



Dondina Associati
Via Ausonio 18, 20123
Milan – Italy
P.IVA 08391510156

Contacts:
info@dondina.it
+39 02 89403880


Dondina Associati
Via Ausonio 18, 20123
Milan – Italy
P.IVA 08391510156