was born in Rhode Island, with lived roots in Milan and Miami. Ze comes from a family of entrepreneurs, stylists, metalsmiths, jewelry makers, chefs, musicians, and sartoria. Ze studied humanities + languages before earning a B.A. in Philosophy, with continued study in Experience (UX) Research and Strategy + Emotional Design and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) via the Interaction Design Foundation. As an oscillating ENFP/INFP, and United States + European citizen of Italo-American descent, ze explores contextually meaningful, cultural, and emotional symbolisms within everyday life. Ze focuses on design for experience in development, and as a volunteer in the open-source web 3.0 community. Ze has collaborated with diverse distributed computing projects, and in creative studios like Pininfarina (Mahindra), converging the physical with the digital, the invisible with the tangible, and heritage with the future. Ze is interested in paradigms like co-design / co-build, open source design, and creative computation. Ze is passionate about deep craftsmanship married with design for decentralized + emerging technology. As a humane technologist, ze advocates through their life and work for intersectional inclusivity, openness, and social + economic empowerment.
Collaborations welcomed for evolving design + technology + impact.