For this interview, we are going to feature Giampaolo Miraglia, an amazing Graphic designer from Rome, Italy. He constantly introduces new techniques and styles in his projects thus he creates work that is always fresh and exciting. Let’s get to know more about Giampaolo in this inspiring interview.
We’d like to know more about you. Can you tell us something about yourself?
Hi, first of all let me thank you for this opportunity, I am a Graphic Designer/Art Director born in the lovely city of Rome (Italy). I’ve always been attracted by the art so when I was very young I began to study sculpture and jewelry, to arrive later at digital art. I started working in the industry since 2006, but I only began to publish my work online and start networking with other Designers and Artists two years ago. I worked for agencies and freelanced in Italy and The Netherlands, and once started I never looked back.
What influenced you to take graphic design?
My passion for Graphic Design came quite naturally. I was fascinated with Photoshop the first time I heard about it, so when my parents gave me my first computer one of the first things I did was to start to play with photo-manipulation programs. At the beginning it was more a like a hobby. Later I decided to attend a course in Graphic Design at the European Institute of Design.
What was your big break as a designer?
I don’t have one yet I think, but I’m quite satisfied. In just two years my work have been featured on major Design websites, Books and Magazines. This motivated me a lot to work even harder.
What is a day like for you? What projects or activity usually takes most of your time?
Wake up in the morning, have a cup of coffee, a shower and then another coffee. Then I start working until 13:00, a break to eat and then I don’t stop working until 18:00. Even if I don’t have much work for clients I try to procrastinate as little as possible and try to concentrate on personal projects or browse for inspiration.
Do you have a signature style? How did you develop it?
No, I don’t have a fully defined signature style. I like to experience different things. At this time I like the style that you see in works such as Olympic Games 2012, Void and Highest Peaks. I developed it after long nights burning the midnight oil in front of Cinema 4D and Photoshop.
You do such an amazing work with typography. What is your work process in creating these?
At the beginning the process is more or less always the same. I start in Illustrator where after I decide the font, I adjust the kerning and the overall shape of the text, then export the file in Cinema 4D and start working on it. The process in Cinema 4D is always different, when I’m satisfied with the work done in Cinema I render it and finish the job in Photoshop.
Can you tell us more about your work, “The Event Horizon”? What’s the story behind this project?
There isn’t a big story behind it, it’s a personal project and I just want to try this trendy style. I used several 3D models that I fragmented with a plugin for Cinema 4D called Thrausi, I rendered the models separately and then assembled everything in Photoshop.
Do you experiment with new mediums or techniques?
Yes I do. I love to experiment things that maybe not many have tried, try to introduce something innovative in every job is one of my goals.
Do you have any new projects that we should look out for?
Yes, I have several projects in the pipeline. I will always continue to develop my work.
Can you give any message or word of advice to our readers?
Always try to be very critical with yourself, work hard, but above all have fun.