Associate professor at Milan’s Politecnico, Department of Design, where he teaches graphic design history, typography, and type design.
Past positions include professor at UQAM Ecole de design (Montreal, Canada) from 2005 to 2019, and visiting professor at the Design Academy Eindhoven (2014–15). He holds a PhD from the University of Leiden (The Netherlands), an MA in Type Design from the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (KABK, The Hague, The Netherlands), a postgraduate diploma from the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (Nancy, France), and an MLitt in English Literature from the University of Rome La Sapienza.
His research interests are focused on graphic design history, typography, type design and information design. He regularly publishes in design periodicals and academic journals, and occasionally translates design-related works from English, Dutch, and French. He is a member of the Association Typographique Internationale, International Society of Typographic Designers, A/I/S Design (Italian association of design historians).