You might be thinking that the only things we have in common with Ale is the love for pizza and dogs. Well, at first we have found his amazing artwork. Let’s take a look.
Subsign: Before we get things rolling, let’s get acquainted. Tell us a few things about yourself.
Ale: I love pizza, movies and dogs. That’s why watching a movie while eating pizza with my dog sounds like heaven to me.
Subsign: What was your childhood like? Do you think your experiences from childhood have influenced your present creative endeavors?
Ale: My artworks are totally influenced by my childhood. The plan was to pick up what I used to love in my childhood and mixing it with a modern approach to design: Hanna&Barbera’s cartoons, Miroslav Sasek picture books, Carosello (70’s italian tv show with animated commercials), comics and all that 60s-70s esthetic I was surrounded by. In that times I felt in love with drawing and I just try keeping that mood.
Subsign: How would you describe your work style?
Ale: I don’t like to describe it. But some years ago a blogger did it: he called it “geometric retro style”, geometrò in a easier way to say. I think that fits perfectly.
Subsign: Can you share with us how your creative process works?
Ale: Sketching ideas on iPad Pro, tracing lines and color shapes on Adobe Illustrator, add some color effects on Photoshop. My workflow never changed since when I start to work as an illustrator. Just tools are changed: today I do not have any piece of paper or pencil on my desk, just an iPad and an iMac.
Subsign: How does your workstation look like?
Ale: As you can see from that picture, it looks like a white sheet.
Subsign: What is your favorite work you have done so far?
Ale: I do not have a favorite one. It’s like to ask to a mom which is her favorite child. I can tell you that I was really, really glad to be called to design a special Spring-Summer capsule collection for Puma. It was a huge project release last June and I’m really proud of the result.
Subsign: Who do you admire as a visionary?
Ale: John Lasseter.
Subsign: What advice could you give to someone starting out in the creative field of work?
Ale: Never trust who do this job and never smile.
Subsign: If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Ale: A pizza maker.
Subsign: Can you recommend for our readers a book, a song and a movie?
Ale: “The Baron in the Trees” by Italo Calvino. “Modern Love” by David Bowie. “Monsters Inc.” by Pete Docter.
Subsign: If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for?
Ale: Party? Do you mean that ones with tons of pizza, beers and friends?
Subsign: What did you wanted to be as a grown up?
Ale: Just myself.
Thank you Ale for being a part of it!
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