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Interview with Stefano Scozzese

Article by Awwwards in News -

Today's Q&A is with Stefano Scozzese Creative director of Italy-based Scozzese Design Studio

"I live with my passions, I am a long-time DJ and designer; I'm lucky because I can work with a great creative staff!"

QuestionAwwwards: Please tell us a little bit about yourself: who are you, where do you come from and where are you going?

Stefano: I'm creative director of Scozzese Design Studio, I come from the electronic music world and today my main client is Andrea Bocelli. All my staff are ex DJs, musicians and sound technicians… I believe music and design are a perfect "life style mix"!

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  • QuestionAwww: What did you do before becoming a designer/developer?

    Stefano: Dj and producer.

    QuestionAwww:  In your opinion, what is the future of the Web? (HTML5, Responsive Design, Flash, Mobile...)

    Stefano: Mobile, like the present! The difference is that there will be better design and usability.

    QuestionAwww:  Where do you turn for inspiration?

    Stefano: People better than me!

    QuestionAwww:  Which are your favorite studios, designers or agencies?

    Stefano: Immersive Garden, Eriksson Jonas, Saizen Media

    QuestionAwww:  Tell us about a unique story or funny anecdote related to your work.

    Stefano: Beverly Hills Hotel, December 9 2011, my wife ask me: "Stefano, do you want to bring the Business Cards with you?" "No, tonight i promise you, no business and no phone." During the dinner Andrea Bocelli said to me: "Stefano, I want to introduce you Mr. Quincy Jones, give to him your business card! Ahahahah I'm always freelance inside!!!!!

  • QuestionAwww:  Which are you for: Mac or PC?

    Stefano: I have more apples than a greengrocer :)

    QuestionAwww:  Which is your favorite software?

    Stefano: Photoshop.

    QuestionAwww:  Which city do you live in? Is it a good place for designers?

    Stefano: Desenzano del Garda, is Italy's largest lake, a postcard place, nice for designers and photographers!

  • QuestionAwww:  Which technologies are you excited about?

    Stefano: I love MooTools for front-end and Node.js for back-end.

    QuestionAwww: Tell us about your latest project.

    Stefano: I'm working the new version of Andrea Bocelli's official web site. A big project across classical music, history and design of this iconic artist. Andrea is my friend and this project is very important for me because he's giving me the responsibility to show the world all that Andrea can't see about himself.