Originally from Modena, Chiara Pagani moved to Treviso in 2000 to study for a degree in Industrial Design at IUAV University in Venice, graduating in 2003. After her degree, she immediately started working with Evelina Bazzo/Umbrella studio, playing an active role in the press office and handling organisation and communications involving design issues. She has been in charge of coordinating cultural activities and special projects for the degree course in Industrial Design and Multimedia at IUAV since 2005: she takes care of exhibitions, conferences, workshops, competitions and editorials for publication. She has been responsible for the work placement of students since 2011, handling the entire process starting from the initial interview, the review of portfolios right through to the actual placement in companies, studios or agencies. She recently opted to make her busy schedule even more hectic by embarking upon several personal collaborations: copywriting, but most of all working with her many designer- and graphic designer friends.