CV





Daniele Costa




PROFILE
International luxury market professional experience gained in Art and Creative Direction in publishing as well as consultancy work and high-end luxury market sectors.
Expertise in image creation, art direction, illustration and calligraphic works for upscale international magazines, publications and fashion brands.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS AND KEY SKILLS 

International Vision and Approach
Lived and worked in several 
countries –Switzerland, Germany & Italy
Creativity & New Ideas
Launch of Flair in 2003 with Creative Director Alejandro Gonzales of A&R New York and fully redesigned and re-launched the magazine again in 2009 in collaboration with the Fashion Director. 
Strong Work Ethic and Professionalism
Very passionate and committed to any project undertaken.
Professional and focused in the approach to work  
Flexible and Collaborative
creating and positioning magazines for different audiences in different countries being sensitive to the social and cultural differences to create a product tailored to the specific country readership
Languages
Italian mother-tongue, bilingual German, French and English



EXPERIENCE

since september 2013
Art Director for Grazia Italy
Responsible for overseeing the art direction

2013
the little black bottle
Lancôme commissioned 20 artists (illustrators and photographers) from across the globe to reinterpret the silhouette of The Little Black Bottle. Artwork for Italy by me.

2012-2013
Grazia Italy 
Weekly fashion & news magazine. 
Fully redesigned and re-launched again.


January 2011
Starting a personal blog, fully illustrated, 
about fashion & lifestyle

2003-2012
Flair – Monthly glossy fashion magazine – Art Director
Responsible for overseeing the art direction in collaboration with the Fashion Director. Management and training of the art department team and fostering relationships with photographers.
Project for Grazia magazine (weekly magazine at Mondadori)
Seasons catalogue design for Calzedonia
Calligraphic and illustration works for Flair magazine
Book Design, a tribute to Mila Schön

2003
Whilst working at Marie Claire I also worked 
as a consultant on the project to create the blueprint,
the design and the launch of Flair Magazine.

2001-2003
Marie Claire Italy – Monthly women’s magazine – Art Director
Design and Art direction

1998-2000
Marie Claire Germany - Monthly women’s magazine – Art Director
Design and Art direction

1992-1998
Marie Claire Italy – Monthly women’s magazine – Art Director
Responsible for the design and set up 
for both the magazine and several supplements. 
Gianfranco Ferré Shopping bags, Boxes, Tapes 
for shops & corporate design for press office

1990-1992
Playboy Germany – Art Director
Design and art direction for Playboy and illustrations for Esquire magazine.

1988-1990
Harper’s Bazaar Germany – Art Director
Design and Art direction for Harper’s Bazaar Germany.

1984-1988
Vogue Germany – Art Departement
Design and illustrations for Vogue Germany. Creation of logo and design for the new project
“Miss Vogue”. Illustrations for Männer Vogue.

1983-1984
Freelance art director for advertising agencies, Zurich, Switzerland


PUBLICATIONS

May 2009
M as MILA
creative direction for the monographic book on the life of Mila Schön
Published by Electa  first edition in Italian & English

1984
IL MEDITERRANEO
an all illustrations large format magazine, silk screen printed in limited edition


EDUCATION

1979-1984
Zurich Arts and Crafts School (Hochschule für Gestaltung)