Creative Director of Scozzese Design studio, focused on digital design and brand building. Also founder and CEO of iam.dj, the new brand social platform to connect the electronic music world.
I was born in a small town in north of Italy. At 15 years old I started working as a professional DJ and, after high school, I spent a year in Los Angeles where I worked in a recording studio. The web design was love at first sight, it was the natural union of all my passions, design, technology, music and lifestyle. I started doing websites for my DJ friends until I was hired by Andrea Bocelli: today i'm still his Creative Director.
10 questions for Stefano Scozzese:
What did you do before becoming a designer/developer?
I was a DJ and a producer.
Where do you turn for inspiration?
In real life - traveling. In digital life - designers who are more talented than me.
Which are your favorite studios, designers or agencies?
Tobias van Schneider, Hello Monday, and the guys from Diesel and Apple.
Who do you side with: Team Mac or Team PC?
We have more “apples" than a greengrocer ;)
Is your city a good place for designers?
Our studio is lakefront, with beautiful mountains at the back. I believe it is a great place for brainstorming.
Which technologies are you excited about?
I am a designer, but I'm fascinated about the Amazon services growth.
How many hours do you work each week?
I sleep 7 hours each day ;)
Do you listen to music while you work? Describe your playlist.
I can’t separate music and design. My playlist starts in the morning with chill out, and continues with many DJ sets by Frankie Knuckles, Dimitri from Paris, Derrick Carter, Kenny Dope and sometimes Richie Hawtin.
What is your favorite book?
What is your favorite sport?
Tell us your funniest anecdote related to your work.
Beverly Hills Hotel, December 9, 2011, my wife asks me: “Stefano, do you want to bring your business cards?” “No, I promised you, tonight no business and no phone.” During the dinner Andrea Bocelli said to me: “Stefano, I want to introduce you Mr. Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson's producer, give him your business card!"