Tommaso Gentile has had the honour of learning from important international personalities in the design world such as Michel De Boer, Gert Dumbar, Tom Dorresteijn — Studio Dumbar, Leonardo Sonnoli, Pierpaolo Vetta — Tassinari Vetta, Enrico Camplani — Tapiro, Erik Kessels – KesselsKramer, Omar Vulpinari, Ries Straver – FABRICA, Giovanni Anceschi, Aldo Cibic — Cibic & Partners, Michele De Lucchi, etc.
He studied at Venice IUAV University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design and a First Level Master’s Degree in Visual Communication and Multimedia Design. During his studies, in 2004 he had the opportunity to display a group project entitled “Vuccumprà”, under the supervision of Aldo Cibic, in the Italian Pavilion of La Biennale di Venezia.
The “New Stories, New Design” project was presented for the first time during the 2002 Milan Furniture Fair and subsequently exhibited at the 6th Shanghai Architecture Biennale, the 9th La Biennale di Venezia Architecture Exhibition, Politecnico di Milano Design Department (2002), Domus Academy in Milan (2002) and Venice IUAV University Design and Art Department (2002).
Tommaso Gentile started his professional career with an internship at Studio Dumbar in the Netherlands. He then remained with Studio Dumbar for a number of months to develop his thesis project entitled “Emergency Identity” under the supervision of Michel De Boer, creative director of Studio Dumbar. Back in Italy, in 2008 he won an Honourable Mention in the Lucky Strike Junior Designer Award Italy with the “Emergency Identity” project, exhibited in the Rome Auditorium Parco della Musica.
In 2010 Tommaso Gentile won the international graphic design “Good 50×70 Award” competition, with a poster on the theme “Uncertainty of cure”.
In 2014 Tommaso Gentile designed a dynamic identity for Bologna City Branding, an international competition to design a logo for the city of Bologna. His design was among the first thirty selected by an international jury and was displayed at the Urban Center Bologna in January 2014.
A number of Tommaso Gentile’s designs have been published in magazines such as Domus and Interni, the important design and branding website – www.brandingserved.com – and books such as New Stories New Design and Good 50×70 Anthology; projects such as Vuccumprà, Emergency Identity and Good 50×70 have been displayed around the world in Milan, Rome, Shanghai, Venice, etc.
In 2016, he founded Artemia Brand Support, a communications agency specialising in designing quality visual messages to give companies, institutions and associations what they need – a strong and correct visual identity.
Interregional secretary AIAP Triveneto
Tommaso Gentile is Secretary of the Triveneto delegation of the Associazione Italiana Design della Comunicazione Visiva (AIAP, Italian Association of Visual Communication Design), responsible for promoting a graphic design culture throughout Veneto, Friuli and Trentino Alto Adige. AIAP members include many top designers, researchers and academics in the Italian graphics and visual communications sector. The AIAP’s scope is to encourage and promote the valorisation and development of graphic design as profession and culture.
ADI Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige board member
Tommaso Gentile is a board member of the Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige delegation of the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI, Italian Association for Industrial Design), responsible for promoting the culture of design on the ground and providing local support to the national executive team. Since 1956, the ADI has been bringing together designers, companies, researchers, teachers, critics and journalists around the theme of design, from design itself to consumption, recycling and training.
from AY 2017/2018 to today — Professor for the Typography and Printing course – Venice IUAV University – Industrial and Multimedia Design
from AY 2015/2016 to today — Professor for the Visual Communications 1 course – Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche (Higher Institute for Artistic Industries) – ISIA Roma Design
from AY 2016/2017 to AY 2017/2018 — Professor for the Editorial Graphics course – Venice IUAV University – Master’s in Photography
AY 2014/2015 — Professor for the Graphic Design course – Boston University (study abroad Venice) – taught in English
AY 2014/2015 to AY 2015/2016 — collaborator, Visual Communication I course – Venice IUAV University – Product and Visual Communication Design First Level Master’s Degree
from AY 2011/2012 to AY 2015/2016 — Professor for the Printing Processes and Technologies course – Venice Istituto Universitario Salesiano (Salesian University of Venice) – IUSVE STC – Venice and Verona campuses
2013/2014 — Professor for the Independent Publishing course – Venice Istituto Universitario Salesiano (Salesian University of Venice) – IUSVE STC