I'm Giulio Ferrato, a Service and Product designer born in Padua (PD), Italy.
After high school, I studied Industrial design at Politecnico di Milano. During my three years of study there, I worked on a wide range of projects: from a diving tool to a modular workstation. This period helped me learn a design methodology that I took with me during my year at the RCA, and I will take with me in the future.
After graduation, I choose to move to China to work as a product designer at Entre-prises, one of the world's biggest climbing wall companies. In this experience in Asia, I started to apply the methodology I learned at the Politecnico, and, fundamentally for me, I met new cultures, also through different solo travels (another of my passions) in various countries of Asia.
Then I moved back to Italy to experiment with my graphic skills as a visual designer at Letasca, a fashion brand based in Milan. During this period, I have learned new skills and tools that helped me in developing my storytelling skills.
This previous time spent learning and experimenting with different design aspects brought me to focus on human-centered design. Design with people at the center of the creative process. With this new focus, I have felt the need to expand my knowledge by specializing in Service Design at the "Royal College of Art". I've chosen service design to learn how to create an impact on a societal level by having people at the center of the discussion.
During this period at the RCA, I have been working on a wide range of projects learning how service design can be used to create an impact in the society, collaborating with project partners such as Ernst & Young, Rainbird, Met police, and the Aalto University.
This exciting time at RCA has allowed me to explore and feed my curiosity in many very different projects, from a platform for better communication between the police department and citizens to a service that, through A.I. technology, helps financial organizations tackle its customers' financial vulnerability.
BA Industrial Design, Politecnico di Milano, 2018
Product Designer, Entre-prises climbing wall, Guangdong, China, 2018;
Visual designer, Letasca, Milan, Italy, 2019
Milan Design Week Fuorisalone, “Illuminazioni”, ZONA SANTAMBROGIO, 2018;