Hello, my name is Ruggero, I know it’s unpronounceable if you don’t speak Italian.
I’m 32 years old, Toronto based, always attracted by any Visual / Art discipline.
After the Art School Diploma, I started my career as a Graphic and Web Designer and eventually, a few years ago, I got back to my biggest passion: Photography, that nowadays has become my primary work.
Photography completely change and shift my way of looking into the world and people.
I love to create connections with people.
I’m an introverse person, while I started my path with photography step by step walking on the streets, no metter the weather, standing outside, waiting, or meeting new people and new photographers. I discovered way more about my self. I felt it, touch it as a transformative experience and evolution.
I can’t steal the moment, I want and I need some how to became part of it, part of those “moments in between” that captured my mind and eyes.
Making mistakes, learning, changing, discovering my own way of looking at things, at people, at the world: this is photography, for me.
A process that never ends, with a constant jazz music that goes on while you move from one point to another.
I’ve never been afraid of change, I started from print & typography in 2007 until, in 2014, I decided to throw myself into the Web Design context, studying the HTML and CSS coding, learning how to build websites, how the SEO fundamentals works and the Social Media strategies. I developed a strong experience connected to the customers expectations and an exceptional attention to details.
During my life I also explored illustration, painting, photography and video editing. I’m also a music expert, an art lover and a swimmer.
What they say about me.
A few feedbacks from just some of the people I collaborated with.
We have been colleagues for a period of time, too short for my taste, because it’s a real pleasure to work with him.
He has great skills, both hard and soft, and a great eye and taste for beauty. He’s passionate, dedicated, reliable and curious about everything he’s facing, and his smartness makes him get whatever he aims at. Whoever gets the chance to work or collaborate with Ruggero could consider himself lucky.
Andrea De PanfilisWeb Developer Senior Officer | Amnesty International
I worked with Ruggero over several projects, both the quickies and the more complex about Web Design. He’s very accurate and reliable, he can weight the right work balance on every aspects, especially with tight deadlines.
He don’t exclusively execute the assignments, instead, he’s very propositive when the game is to exchange ideas and find solutions. He have a great taste for different art disciplines, especially in photography, a skill that in web design is an extremely helpful bonus.”
Riccardo TrostTechnical Project Manager | 77 Agency
I met Ruggero, who was very young, just graduated with no work experience and a great desire to learn and become good at what he did. He has great creativity and organisational skills. He worked and tried to get to know as much as possible. In a short time he managed to be a very good 360 ° graphic designer and creative.
In my subsequent work experiences as Art Director in advertising agencies, I still asked for Ruggero, and his great skills, because with him I knew I could do excellent jobs. It was an honor for me to have been a mentor, to have taught him a job and introduced him to the world of visual graphics, the rest was all thanks to him. If I still need a valid partner, my choice would always fall on Ruggero.
Fabrizio RocchiGraphic Designer | Unica
I was really happy by the great work of photographer Ruggero did for H&M Canada. Ruggero worked on portraits for our function managers and on covering our national yearly event with 200 participants. Ruggero is very professional, solutions driven, always happy to test new ideas, respects deadlines, provides high quality work all the time and he is very creative. I highly recommend working with Ruggero.
Maunier-Rossi GéraldineHead of Marketing | H&M
I had the pleasure of having Ruggero in my team for several years in 77Agency, where he was great in filling the role of senior web designer. When we hired him, he had already a long experience from different clients industries and type of activities, such as web design, social media and graphic design.
He’s an hard working and committed designer, detail oriented and very patient. It was nice to work with such a pleasant colleague. Ruggero would be an excellent asset to any team, bringing creativity, value and professionalism.
Matteo di PalmaCreative Director | 77 Agency
Ruggero was really helpful in my company since we collaborate. Very precise, committed and proactive. We made some interesting new projects on video marketing and tatctical websites.