Stefano founded Pepe in Milan after having worked in Vienna and New York as a graphic designer. Today he splits his time between Europe and the United States and he travels at the speed of 100 ideas per minute, powered by images, words, sounds and dreams. When he’s not busy with everyday work, he’s conceiving projects to share with clients and laying out the groundwork for his next big dream. Because passion, just as ideas, has no limits.
Since her first day at Pepe, she has made the studio a happier place. Even though she’s one of the youngest members of Team Pepe, she has worked on an enormous quantity of projects with vigor and success. Whether it is a book cover or an ad campaign, her work is full of color and vitality; her bright attitude really shines through.
“Few words in the right place” is Enrico’s motto. He has worked in communications since the time when not being on Myspace made you uncool. He works on print, radio, TV, and web projects; he has written and created for just about every type of media outlet. He’s always well-informed about the latest news – from music to the most unlikely and silly things. He dreams of writing his own book and he’s definitely going to get around to it sooner than later.
Raised in the sports section of daily newspapers, Fabio has sacrificed the proverbial weather of Emilia region for the sake of earnestness, rigor and precision. A skillful writer with a keen eye, Fabio is to typos as Superman to Lex Luther – invincible. He is incredibly interested in politics, sports, culture, and he only stops being serious when he’s cheering for his team at the top of his lungs from the nosebleed section of the stadium.
Behind that dreamy gaze, a tireless creativity is hidden: she always has the right idea at the right time and place. She is the go-to person of the studio, the one who has the energy and the wisdom to take on every project. And when she starts the music, it feels like being on a bonny island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, with a cocktail in hand. She would love to start a food blog, a place to mix tastes and colours.
Fast, efficient, infallible, so young and yet so capable. Using InDesign and Photoshop is a piece of cake for her, she can design a book format and layout in no time, while never sacrificing quality for speed. Preoccupying her is pointless, reminding her of the tight deadlines is absolutely unnecessary: she never loses her temper and works faster than a ticking clock, with rock music always playing in background to give her a boost.
The Neapolitan soul of the studio, he takes on every project with determination and enthusiasm. He has an insatiable appetite for new experiences and knowledge, as for anything else. He goes from website designing to video animations as easily as he rides around town on his BMX. He smiles through every project he takes on board, and is always on the go: when he shuts down the graphic design softwares, he opens others to make music
He is young but has already acquired enviable experience.He embarks on new projects with the agility of a capoeira champion and the energy of a rugby player. And he always reaches his goal, be it a new website or a 3D product rendering. He has an always-ready smile, even when he has to take on the most challenging projects. And his smile widens as lunchtime approaches.
Determination is a woman wearing corrective glasses and long red hair. The world knows her as Susi, the girl who’s always ready to hand in campaign formats and books layouts within tight deadlines. She has ready hands and an even more ready wit. Nothing can discourage her: hitches and difficulties can never slow her down, and she always succeeds in elegantly avoiding any obstacles and reaching the goal.
She is a heap of energy: her gift of the gab and her ability in executing every project contrast with her shy attitude, while her tendency to fill paper after paper with scribbles counterbalances her skill in designing ground-breaking video animations and layouts. Accurate, elegant, refined, creative, she always manages to shape real digital worlds, fantastic animated universes where it’s a real pleasure to lose oneself in.
He is the Mr. Wolf of our agency: he solves problems. He moves across projects with the gracefulness of a classic dancer, he jumps from animated banners to ebooks, paper books and videos with absolute ease. Grown up between Mantova and the Brianza area, he has retained the best of both places: a calm and zen attitude from the former and the inexhaustible will to work from the latter. But we still haven’t located where his sense of humour comes from.
She has worked on so many books that she has lost count, and in each and every one of those she managed to use the perfect mix of colour, style, taste and passion, both in the covers and in the interiors, never showing any trace of doubt or hesitation. When the issue regards graphic design for editorial projects, she is a guarantee, the go-to person. And her dresses always seem to match the theme of the projects she is working on.
She is one of the first recruits of our agency and a guarantee of creativity and refined taste all along. She brings the colours and the splendour of Val di Non into all of her works, from book covers to advertising campaigns. Most publishing projects pass under her watchful eye, almost every creative idea is submitted to her judgment. She often has few words but many ideas, as she can communicate anything by using colours and pictures.
She is the black box of our studio: she has been here from the beginning and her eyes and hands have seen every single work. If a question is posed, she always has the right answer, and when everyone is in doubt she has every certainty. She confidently moves from a book to a campaign, and from folder to folder on the server with incomparable speed. If she didn’t exist, someone would have to invent her. But, luckily for us, she’s real.
The calm and reassuring tone he uses with everyone perfectly reflects the nature of his works: exceptionally elegant illustrations and graphic designs, made with the same confidence and ease with which he moves his fingers on the double bass during jazz concerts. Every cover is a combination of fantasy and passion, every project he takes on is a jam session where creative concept and message coexist in perfect harmony.
The heart of our web department: he has been involved in developing a monumental number of websites. He talks little and works a lot, bent over his computer screen with coffee and a cigarette always kept on hand, a portrait that is a midway between a romantic movie from the fifties and the harsh reality of our district, Città Studi. He always has at hand the perfect graphic layout to design a functional, modern and exciting website. And it’s often excitement that comes from joy.