Luca Toscano Otto

Industrial and UI/UX Designer

Luca Toscano Otto (Milan, 1995) is a passionate and curious being, who discovered design by chance in 2015 during his classical studies. Then in 2017 he graduated with merit at NABA Academy in Milan and started working as industrial designer at Studio Giulio Iacchetti. He also used to write about design and innovation for online magazines such as and Zero Edizioni, for which he co-curated the special edition of Fuorisalone 2018. He won different contest, among those in 2017 the first prize at Premio Nazionale delle Arti 2017, a national competition and displayed some of his projects during national and international fairs and exhibitions. He currently works as industrial/UX designer for Studio Volpi and as freelance consultant. He is also co-founder of his newborn startup, Forture Design.

Me in 5 years? In 10?

“Chief designer for a design company, full of worldwide experiences and with a huge portfolio rich of every kind of challenge accepted and successfully overcome > Affirmed freelance designer with long-lasting relations established inside the innovation entourage / researcher / author for international magazines.”

Soft skills:

Diplomatic Leadership – Process Driven – Analytic Approach – Curiosity – Resource Management – Detail Oriented – Adaptive – Emphatetic – Passionate – Open Minded – Cloud Collaboration – Strong communication skill – Enterpreneurialship – Dependability – Reliability.

Hard skills:

Data presentation (Keynote, Indesign) – 3D modeling (Rhino, Solidworks, Fusion 360) – Visualization and Rendering (Keyshot) – Image processing (Photoshop) – UX/UI (Sketch, Adobe XD) – Animation and video editing (After Effects, Premiere) – Rapid Manufaturing (3D printing, lasercut, CNC) – Blueprint (Autocad) – Logo and Brand design (Illustrator) – Prototyping – Basic electronic hardware knowledge – Material properties – CMF design – Production processes – Writing articles and research papers.

My motto: Do More

Honors & Awards

2018_New York Design Awards / Gold prize / DRIVENxDESIGN

2017_Up4School national contest / 2nd prize / Fondazione Agnelli + Talent Garden

2017_Future is design / 1st prize / Premio Nazionale delle Arti 2017 + ISIA Faenza + MIUR

2016_Enable by 3D / 1st Prize / Barclays Eagle Labs + Ultimaker + MyMiniFactory

2016_The Future of Packaging / 2nd Prize / EPDA – European Packaging Design Association


2018_ORGATEC / New visions of work / Slalom / Cologne

2018_Dutch Design Week / YA PRESENT! / StudentDesign + BNO / Eindhoven

2018_FRAGILITAS. Handle with care / RECIPROCITY design Liège (Belgium)

2018_Shenzhen Design Week (SZDW) 2018 / “Possibilities of Design”

2018_Fuorisalone / Milano Design Week 2018 / Zona Sant’Ambrogio – DOUTDESign + Fondazione Franco Albini

2018_999. Una collezione di domande sull’abitare contemporaneo / Triennale di Milano / Opendot “Micro-factory – a place like home”

2018_Oltre il laboratorio: la rivoluzione scientifica DIY / MUSE (Trento) / Sparks 2020 EU

2017_Creativi in Sciopero 2017 / Milano Fall Design Week – Lambrate / Spazio Donno

2017_Piano Nazionale delle Arti 2017 / ISIA + MIUR / Faenza (RA)

2017_Fuorisalone / Wallpaper Rapsody: l’Arca di non è / Jannelli & Volpi Showroom (Mi)

2017_Fuorisalone / Milano Design Week 2017 / Zona Sant’Ambrogio – DOUTDESign + ReRurban

2016_Makerfaire Rome / UNICO Opendot Stand / Sanofi Genzyme Pavilion

2016_DRUPA Messe / EPDA Award / Düsseldorf (D)

2016_Emotional vojage throug the Alzheimer’s galaxy (Part I) / Fondazione Sant’Erasmo (Legnano, Mi)

2015_EXPO Feed the planet / Cereal & Tubers Cluster

Published on

2018_Pupil – Student Design handbook /Dutch Deseign Week (October – Eindhoven)

2017_Future ISIA Design Handbook – Sezione Design (September – Faenza)

2017_Design Thinking on Ropeways / OITAF 2017 (May – Bozen)

2016_L’Officiel Paris / Architectural Sketches (March – Paris)

Hackatons and Competitions

2017_Up4School / Fondazione Agnelli + Talent Garden Torino (December – Turin)

2016_Connected City Hackathon / A2a + Talent Garden Milano (December – Milan)

2016_Opening Up / Design for Open Source / WeMake! Fablab / Guests: Eugenia Morpurgo + Jesse Howard  (September –  Milan)

2016_Spacehack: The Refugee Journey / Partners: Facebook + Factory Techfugees + REDI School of Digital Integration + Welcome-SE  (June – Berlin)