We are figuro, a collective of specialists from the US, the Netherlands, and Italy.

While the majority of our projects are handled start to finish by our team, we sometimes take on projects that are highly complex or that have specific needs such as photography and video production. In these cases we work together with other studios and agencies.

But every project that comes across our desk, whatever diverse needs it may have, is overseen by Gianluca Ariello, figuro’s creative director and strategist.

Gianluca Ariello
Founder & Creative Director

With an M.Sc. in Marketing and Communications, Gianluca worked in major corporations in Italy, United States and The Netherlands. He then worked for a number of years with start-ups and scale-ups on branding, advertising, and web design before founding figuro.

Katie Tremmel
Copywriter & Project Manager

After many years working as a Japanese translator and television writers’ assistant in NYC, Kate now uses her writing skills to help organizations make the most of the written word in their websites, communications, and digital content.

Agnese Petronella
Visual Designer

A graphic design all-rounder, Agnese is a visual and communication designer specializing in branding and illustration.

Nikolai Gilissen
Developer / Interaction Designer

Coming from a background in industrial design, Nikolai focuses his work on conceptual design and interactive experiences. He believes that the ingredients for understanding complex concepts are curiosity, exploration, playability, and a pinch of humor.

Paolo Bortolotti
Developer / Web Designer

With more than 15 years of experience as a developer and graphic designer, Paolo focuses on e-commerce, lightning-fast websites, and WordPress development.

Alessia Covato
Graphic Designer

With over a decade of expertise in both web and graphic design, Alessia is your dedicated partner from project conception to delivery. Alessia has a deep passion for print media, with a focus on brochures and publications.