Donatello D’Angelo | SACI College of Art & Design Florence

Academics / Faculty Donatello

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” - William Butler Yeats

Founder of D’Apostrophe and member of the Italian Association of Visual Communication Design, Donatello D’Angelo is an expert in every field of design, from visual identity to signage and exhibition systems.

Donatello D’Angelo teaches MFA in Communication Design Professional Practicum I at SACI. He also lectures at the Faculty of Industrial Design of the IUAV University of Venice – University of Republic of San Marino and at the IED in Florence. He is the founder of D’Apostrophe, a design and communication company based in Florence.

Thanks to his versatile education and training in architectural studies and visual communication agencies, his practice includes every field of design, from the visual identity for private and public brands to the editorial design to signage and exhibition systems for events. Since 2010, Donatello D’Angelo has been a member of AIAP, Italian Association of Visual Communication Design.

Donatello D’Angelo graduated from the University of Florence with a degree in Architecture. His thesis, “Italian archaeological restorations between the two world wars,” focused on archaeological conservation. He also worked on research in the PhD in Architectural and Urban Design program examining “Graphic applications in contemporary architecture.”

Teaching Philosophy
In my opinion, teaching means not only transmitting notions, but above all stimulating students on several fronts by activating their curiosity and pushing them to see things from other points of view. It means pushing them away from the usual clichés. For me, being in contact with the students is a form of research; it means creating a mutual exchange, being stimulated reciprocally to design unconventional visual systems. Teaching means experimentation and innovation.

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” - William Butler Yeats


I cinque non—sensi
Donatello D’Angelo, Istituto Europeo di Design di Firenze
Donatello D’Angelo with Anna Saccani
Joe: De Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi
Donatello D’Angelo and Roberta Meloni
Jouets à jouer: oggetti nella foresta
Donatello D’Angelo
Premio architettura toscana, prima edizione 2017
Tommaso Barni, Donatello D’Angelo, Cristina Degl’Innocenti
Storia del restauro archeologico: appunti
Donatello D’Angelo and Silvia Moretti

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