CREATIVE AND EDITORIAL DIRECTION
Over the years, I have gained extensive experience in launching and overseeing several publishing projects, both online and offline. In these projects, my role has been to curate every aspect, from creative concept to editorial content to visual identity.
My experience spans a variety of niches, including lifestyle, gaming, politics, and culture. One of my most notable accomplishments was the launch of an international magazine, The Berlin Quarterly, in Berlin. The magazine quickly gained a significant following and wide critical acclaim.
Through my expertise in editorial management and content curation, I have collaborated with diverse teams, including writers, photographers, graphic designers, and developers, to deliver projects to the highest quality standards. Whether starting up a new publication or revamping an existing one, I possess the skills and experience necessary to bring any editorial vision to life.
As a creative copywriter, I have a record of producing high-quality blog posts and social media copy that resonates with audiences in both mass and niche markets.
I have had the pleasure of working with numerous brands across various industries, from fashion to technology, and my work has been featured in some of the most prestigious creative industry magazines and websites, such as Nowness.
With a love for language, I bring a unique perspective to every project I work on, whether it’s crafting brand messaging or developing compelling editorial content.
BRANDED CONTENT MANAGEMENT
I have worked on several branded content projects and pitches for brands such as Nike, TIM, Moleskine, ENI, Stone Island, Treccani, A2A, Unicredit.
A personal favourite is In Caso di Mag, a parallax magazine that I conceived for Colmar. This innovative publication provided readers with a multimedia experience that took them on a virtual journey through the breathtaking scenery of the Alps, accompanied by popular influencers and professional skiers sponsored by the brand.
Through my experience, I have helped numerous brands achieve their goals, from increasing engagement to driving conversions. I am committed to delivering unique and compelling content that captures the attention of audiences and effectively communicates a brand’s message.
SCRIPTWRITING AND NARRATIVE DESIGN
As narrative designer, I have developed engaging and thought-provoking scripts and dialogues for a range of projects.
This includes board and card games, comic books, as well as art installations like the interactive work, 1999, by the acclaimed French artist Baptiste Penetticobra (picture).
Whether it’s crafting bits of dialogue for a game or developing an entire script, I am always dedicated to delivering work of the highest quality.
CULTURAL AND POLITICAL JOURNALISM
I have written numerous articles and essays on relevant contemporary topics in the fields of politics, technology, and economics.
Some of my notable works include an in-depth analysis of the ethics of Google (pictured here), a long essay exploring the loss of creativity in mainstream movies, and a comprehensive investigation into the rise of the Silicon Valley “tech-titans”. I’ve also delved into the complex issues surrounding the China-US trade wars, the post-pandemic supply chain crisis, the strategic philosophy behind ISIS and the psychological effects of Covid-19 and so on.
My appetite for understating the world and the way it changes, has allowed me to bring critical insights and new perspectives to these important topics and many more.
My cover stories for publications such as Vogue, GQ, D, Vice and Esquire showcase my extensive knowledge of contemporary lifestyle, as well as my ability to craft engaging narratives that resonate with readers.
Through my articles on topics ranging from travel to fashion, music to food, I have established a reputation for producing high-quality work that garners attention from readers.
An example of this is my L’Uomo Vogue cover story with Stormzy, which showcases my skills in conducting insightful interviews to world famous superstars.
RADIO AND PODCAST
I have authored radio programs for Italian national public broadcasting (RAI)and I’ve acted as deejay and host for a successful Independent web-radio (Radio Raheem),for which I’ve also created, curated and hosted Looking down the barrel, a podcast about the relationship between hip-hop music and the socio-cultural context of the cities where it emerged.
REPORTAGE AND TRAVEL JOURNALISM
Over the years, I have written numerous long-form reportages and travelogues that capture the essence of some of the world’s most fascinating cities and places.
From vibrant cities such as Paris and Buenos Aires to breathtaking landscapes like Hokkaido and Patagonia, from the Arctic region of Norway to the bustling metropolis of Tehran, my writing has transported readers to some of the most unique and diverse corners of the globe.
My travel writings always strive to show an understanding of culture and history, as well as an appreciation for the complexities of the world we live in.
PUBLIC SPEAKER AND TEACHER
As an event organizer and public speaker, I have curated, managed and/or took part to successful events that brought together diverse groups of individuals to discuss and explore important topics related to media, culture, and society in prestigious contexts such as Milan Design Week, Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino, and the International Journalism Festival.
As a teacher, I have worked with institutions such as Apple (picture), NABA, Scuole Civiche di Milano, and IED, mentoring and guiding students to develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the dynamic and ever-changing field of the contemporary media landscape.