The script of my life.

There was me, that is Matteo, and my three droogs, that is Mum, Dad, and Sister, and we sat in the Nursery Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening.

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster, but my mum always said, "Life is like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get."

“Toga! Toga!” was the sound of my adolescence. I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.

Then, I realized: 'Italy is a system, Matteo. That system is your enemy. When you're inside, you look around, what do you see?'

'I see dead people.'

Well, nobody's perfect,
so I said 'hasta la vista, baby' and went in Queen’s landings. Lost in translation no more.

Finally, Miami Ad School made an offer I couldn't refuse. Incredulously, I answered 'You talkin’ to me?
Why not, after all, tomorrow is another day!'

'May the Force be with you' my dad stated as the news got home. I said hello to my little friends and thought:
'Carpe Diem. Seize the day, boy. Make your life extraordinary.'

Now, because I had been a football star in Italy, and a war hero in Miami, and a national celebrity in New York, and a shrimpin' boat captain in Sydney, and a college graduate in Hong Kong, the city of fathers of Portland decided to get together and will offer me a fine job.

Don't think you are, know you are. Anything different is good.

Chocolate self-portrait.


2016 - Present: AKQA, Portland, Senior Copywriter.
Nike, Palms.   

2014-2016: Ogilvy & Mather, Hong Kong, Copywriter.
Carlsberg, Nike, Cadbury, Prudential, Jeep, KFC.   

Fall 2013: JWT, New York City, Intern Copywriter.
Johnson & Johnson, Puma, OraQuick.

Summer 2013: Ogilvy & Mather, Hong Kong, Intern Copywriter.
Coca Cola, Cadbury, Arrow, Fossil.

Spring 2013: JWT, Sydney, Intern Copywriter.
Schick, Berocca, Johnson & Johnson.

Winter 2013: 360i, New York City, Intern Copywriter.
Oreo, Oscar Mayer, Ben&Jerry, Smirnoff


One Show, Interactive/Experiential, Merit, Nike+ Trial Zone.
Cannes Lions 2017, Digital Craft, Shortlist, Nike+ Trial Zone.
APAC EFFIE 2016, Brand Experience, Shortlist, Nike WeChat+.
APAC EFFIE 2016, Sponsorship & Event, Shortlist, Nike WeChat+.
AMES 2016, Digital, Shortlist, Nike WeChat+.
Young Glory, Finalist, Professional, January 2017, Gender Correct.
C2 Montreal, Feature presentation, May 2016, Future Interest.
Young Glory, Silver, Professional, March 2016, Future Interest.
Young Glory, Finalist, Professional, January 2016, Taxi Bud.
Young Glory, Finalist, Professional, November 2015, Battery Life.
Young Glory, Finalist, Professional, October 2015, Refugees Pact.
Young Glory, Finalist, Professional, October 2015, The Bond Within.
Young Glory, Bronze, Professional, February 2015, If Test Then That.
Young Glory, Silver, Professional, January 2015, Natural Idiocy.
Adfest, Young Lotus, Shortlisted, March 2014, Get it out loud.
4As Kam Fan Awards, Gold, November 2014, Get it out loud.
Young Glory, Bronze, Professional, October 2014, The Viral Text.
Young Glory, Finalist, September 2014, Professional. GetApp.
Top Dog, Miami Ad School , December 2013, New York, Txt-a-meal.
Applied Arts Magazine, Published, July 2013, Ride the Sound.
Applied Arts Magazine, Published, July 2013, Global Village.
One Show, Young Ones, Merit, April 2013, Textbooks of Promise.
FIAP, Finalist, May 2013, Ride the Sound.
Top Dog, Miami Ad School, June 2012, Red Ribbon.
48hrs film project, Best use of props, August 2012, Red Ribbon.
48hrs film project, Best editing, August 2012, Red Ribbon.

2015 USCIS
O1 visa

2012 – 2013 Miami Ad School, Miami.
Diploma in Copywriting

Summer 2011 Oxford Lake School, Oxford, UK.
IELTS certificate for English language

2007 – 2010 IULM, University of Language and Communication, Milan.
BA in Communication, Media and Advertising

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The supreme defeat is resignation. The triumph over death and all things is by fearless desire. There is not one thing obtained in this world except by effort and struggle to render desire. The born genius is only spending the virtue of previous effort.

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