Design, book layout and typesetting are my passions. I love to take a work and make it as readable and appealing as possible. Right now I’m working on several projects as a freelance graphic designer and book layout artist.
My primary hobby is gaming: I love tabletop RPGs, boardgames and videogames. I make video commentary about videogames and design some games of my own. I’m also preparing to publish my first RPGs for which I plan on using a crowdfunding site like IndieGoGo.
I’m 33 years old and live with my fiancé.
Before my current job, I worked as accountant for over 10 years. I’ve learned to be precise, organized and to carefully count my time. This helps me a lot in my current job, as I’ve been able to manage both big projects and small ones.
Check the work I did for the Italian edition of Dungeon World (project management, book layout for 256 pages A4 format, over 80 illustrations) and Shahida (300 pages, A5 format, I’ve both managed the project, translated it and did the layout).
I’m making a blog where I’ll post stuff about my life, both work and hobby related. My current gaming love is Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, a digital collectible card game with quick mechanics and a deep layer of strategy. I do video commentary (in Italian) about the game, check my YouTube channel.
I’m also following an online course about graphic design and learning Adobe Premiere and Adobe Illustrator.
I have great knowledge of Adobe InDesign (Creative Suite 6 and Creative Cloud). I’ve worked with it on all my projects, making layouts, typesetting books and also working with graphic vector elements. I’ve done a workshop on Digital Publishing and I’m working on the DPS version of my portfolio.
My first specialization is typographic design. I love the task of making a text as evocative and readable as possible. I’ve worked both with long text pages and text plus images pages. I’ve already worked with Google Fonts and I think it is really important to have a free and accessible font set for your project.
Gaming being my first hobby, I can offer you specialized expertise for laying out your gaming manual. Knowing how to place illustrations and tables into the text and how to best arrange information is very important both for readability and for passing the concept of your game to the reader.
My best quality is my passion. When I start a project I put myself into it and I’ll see it till the end, staying in touch with the author, correcting imperfections, and providing the correct files for many printing services (I’ve worked with success with DriveThruRPG / Cards / Comics, Print Ninja, Ingram Spark, Amazon Direct Publishing, Comixology, Itch.io).
Paolo’s work on the Italian version of Dungeon World is one of my favorite takes on the game: intricate but clean and full of depth.Sage LaTorra, Sage Kobold Productions
Paolo’s work took our text and made it magical – the Italian edition of Dungeon World is a thing of real beauty.Adam Koebel, Sage Kobold Productions
Paolo did a superb job with Shahida under heavy deadline for both translation and graphics. The book meets the highest standards.Ron Edwards, Adept Press
Paolo did a fantastic job with the layout for the Italian edition of Monster of the Week. It looks great, and captures the spirit of the game just right.Michael Sands, Generic Games
Paolo is organized, precise, good at communicating with clients and really masters Indesign. He’s also a passionate gamer, so just the kind of person you want to have laying out your game manual.Claudia Cangini, Illustrator and designer
Paolo’s work is exceptional and creative! Heavy Metal Thunder Mouse would not be the quality book it is without his touch. He is also an absolute joy to work with.Derek A. Kamal, Heavy Metal Thunder Mouse
I love the creativity & expertise Paolo brought to Impulse Drive. Throughout, he was flexible and patient with a first time publisher. Not only does the book look great, but the experience of working with Paolo was a joy.Adrian Thoen, Impulse Drive
Responsiveness and attention to detail was excellent.MC Sport Ireland
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