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I AM AN ITALIAN CREATIVE MIND
A PROFESSIONAL VISIONARY
A DREAM MAKER

Emotional & Experiential Communication+Events+Marketing
Creative & Innovative Business Strategy
Artistic & Cultural Projects+Events

 

Visionary mind since childhood, I am an industry-agnostic and multipotential creative director and creative strategy consultant, a “film, theater and related” director and producer and a serial creative entrepreneur, all this by profession, with a twenty-five-year internationally recognized experience in the fields of arts, entertainment and business.

At the same time, an interdisciplinary artist (music production, writing, visual art projects) and an enthusiastic fanatic of new technologies and digital innovations in the fields of ict, ai, smart mobility, home automation, blockchain and so on, long story short a real nerd, for passion!

“PROUDLY MADE IN VENEZIA”

DESIGN
MARKETING
COMMUNICATION
ART
CULTURE
ENTERTAINMENT

12VENTURES

VENTURE HOLDING COMPANY

 

I WAS ASKED TO REALIZE THE STRATEGIC CONSULTANCY FOR THE INCORPORATION OF A BRAND NEW INTERNATIONAL HOLDING COMPANY WITH ITALIAN BACKGROUND BY A SMALL GROUP OF INVESTING PARTNERS

Strategic business model, business and operational plan and corporate identity concept & development by Lino Franco (2023)

JUPITER

URBAN AI SMART MOBILITY ECOSYSTEM START-UP

 

AFTER A LATE NITE PHONE CALL WITH A LIFELONG FRIEND OF MINE, IN A HOT SUMMER NIGHT IN 2020, WE PUT THE BASIS FOR A REVOLUTIONARY MOBILITY COMPANY

Project concept development, R&D management, strategic business plan & investors pitch deck development, corporate identity & philosophy concept, design and development by Lino Franco (2022)

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF PASSION

ARTISTIC SHORT FILM

 

I REALIZED THIS SHORT EMOTIONAL MOVIE TO CELEBRATE THE FORLINI1921’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION

Concept, screenplay, direction, creative direction and production by Lino Franco (2022)

FORLINI1921

ARTISTIC CRAFT WORKSHOP & RESTORATION COMPANY

 

I WAS ASKED TO REALIZE THE RESTYLING AND THE REPOSITIONING OF BRAND & CORPORATE IDENTITY AND TO SETUP AND ORGANIZE THE EXPANSION IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKETS OF THIS OLD FAMILY BUSINESS IN THE OCCASION OF THE CELEBRATION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS FOUNDATION

New brand name & logo creation and design, website creative direction, artistic emotional short movie creation and direction, strategic business plan and market expansion plan development curated by Lino Franco (2022)

DODICI VENEZIA

FASHION & FORNITURE CAPSULE COLLECTION

 

SINCE LATE 2020 I’VE BEEN INVOLVED AS CREATIVE DIRECTOR, BY A COUPLE OF VENETIAN ENTREPRENEURS, IN AN EXCLUSIVE BRAND NEW LUXURY PROJECT WITH A HUGE HYPE POTENTIAL

Concept creation, R&D management, corporate identity and products design and development by Lino Franco (2021)

Rialto Bag
Throne Chair

SICILY

MUSIC ALBUM BY ITALIAN COMPOSER ANTONIO ISGRÒ

 

I WAS ASKED FOR THE CREATIVE DIRECTION OF THIS WONDERFUL MUSIC PROJECT

Creative direction and cover design by Lino Franco (2021)

LUX&LUST

RESTAURANT & AMERICAN BAR – THEATER CLUB – NIGHT CLUB

 

I WAS ASKED TO CREATE A PROJECT FOR THE MOST EXCLUSIVE AND LUXURY BUT INCLUSIVE AND OPEN-MINDED, CLASSIC AND ELEGANT BUT FRESH AND HOT VENUE IN VENEZIA, WITH THE BEST CHEFS, BARTENDERS, LIVE SHOW PERFORMERS, ENTERTAINERS AND DJS IN ITALY AND BEYOND

 
PROJECT IS STILL ONGOING

Project concept creation, strategic business model development, business and operational plan development, investors pitch deck development, corporate identity & philosophy concept, design and development by Lino Franco (2020)

Q.W.A – QUEENZ WITH ATTITUDE

ALL-FEMALE LIVE STAGE SHOW PROJECT & STAGE DESIGN

 

Q.W.A QUEENZ WITH ATTITUDE IS AN ORIGINAL ALL-FEMALE LIVE-SHOW CREATED TO CELEBRATE WOMEN NOT ONLY FOR THEIR GRACE AND SENSUALITY, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY FOR THEIR TALENT, STRENGTH, INDEPENDENCE AND RESOURCEFULNESS.
AT THE SAME TIME, Q.W.A AIMS TO RAISE MORE PUBLIC AWARENESS AND ACTIVELY SUPPORT THE SOCIAL CAUSE AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE, THANKS IN PART TO ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH AN IMPORTANT ORGANIZATION THAT FIGHTS FOR THIS GOAL EVERY DAY.
QUEENZ WITH ATTITUDE IS A KIND OF EXPLORATORY JOURNEY THROUGH MULTIPLE FEMALE UNIVERSES AND DIFFERENT CONTEMPORARY ARTISTIC GENRES.
Q.W.A FEATURES 10 “QUEENZ” ON STAGE, TEN QUEENS OF THEIR WORLDS.
A MAIN STAGE THAT ITSELF BECOMES A TRIBUTE TO WOMEN.
A SPECIALLY SET UP LARGE STAGE THAT FAITHFULLY REPRESENTS THE SYMBOL OF THE FEMININE, THE ♀

Concept, creative direction, set design and pre-production development by Lino Franco (2019)

Photorealistc rendering of the TV show set

THE CURTAIN CALL SHOW

LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOW FORMAT

 

TV SHOW FORMAT ABOUT THE WORLD AND THE BUSINESS OF CULTURE, ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Concept, script, creative direction, set design and pre-production development by Lino Franco (2019)

SECRETS

THEATRICAL SHOW

 

AN INTIMATE TALE ABOUT EMOTIONS THROUGH SOUNDS, MOVEMENTS AND VISUALS.
A JOURNEY INTO THE MOST PRIVATE THOUGHTS AND SECRETS EVERYONE IS ALWAYS CONFLICTED WHETHER TO UNVEIL

Concept, screenplay, direction, creative direction and production by Lino Franco (2018)

STARNIGHT

THEATRICAL SHOW

 

GRAN GALÀ OF BURLESQUE & VARIETÀ. 
A STAR-STUDDED CAST FEATURING 24 ARTISTS WITH A LINEUP OF 12 ARTISTS PER SHOW, FOR 4 ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS OF A UNIQUE SHOW WICH BRINGS BACK TO LIFE THE ITALIAN TRADITIONAL VARIETÀ WITH JUST A LITTLE LAS VEGAS TOUCH AND A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH

Concept, screenplay, direction, creative direction and production by Lino Franco (2018)

NICOLA GIOL’S SURPRISE BDAY PARTY

EXCLUSIVE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN A FAMOUS VENETIAN VILLA

 

I WAS ASKED TO GIVE LIFE TO A SURPRISING DAYDREAM FOR A SURPRISE CELEBRATION OF THE FAMOUS HEIR

Concept, creative direction and artistic production by Lino Franco (2018)

NICOLA GIOL WITH ITALIAN STARLET VALERIA MARINI
VILLA CONDULMER (VENEZIA) BY NIGHT

MY VAN GOGH’S ROOM

ART INSTALLATION AND PERFORMANCE

 

ARTISTIC EXPERIMENT INSPIRED BY VINCENT VAN GOGH’S PAINTING “BEDROOM IN ARLES”, BROUGHT TO LIFE BY THE SUPERIOR TALENT OF THE WORLDWIDE RENOWNED ITALIAN PAINTER AND BODY PAINTER LELA PEREZ AND A COUPLE OF GREAT DANCERS

Creative direction and production by Lino Franco (2018)

SOLIPSISM BREAKING

ART INSTALLATION

 

ARTISTIC EXPERIMENT INSPIRED BY ANDREW HUANG’S SHORT FILM “SOLIPSIST” BROUGHT TO LIFE BY THE SOULS’ MASH-HO OF TWO TALENTED ARTISTS

Concept co-creation, creative direction and production by Lino Franco (2018)

MEANING NOTHING

VIDEO ART INSTALLATION

 

AS A CREATIVE INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTIST, I WAS ASKED TO CREATE AND REALIZE AN ORIGINAL VIDEO ART INSTALLATION, IN THE OCCASION OF MY INVITATION AS GUEST ARTIST AT THE “ANDY WARHOL SUPERSTAR!” EXHIBITION HOSTED AT THE CA’ DEI CARRARESI MUSEUM IN TREVISO (ITALY)

 

THIS INSTALLATION HAS BEEN SHOWN INTO THE EXHIBITION AMONG THE ORIGINAL WARHOL’S ARTWORKS, AND INCLUDED IN THE OFFICIAL EXHIBITION CATALOG

Work of Art by Lino Franco (2017)

ANDY WARHOL SUPERSTAR!

POP ART EXHIBITION

 

I WAS INVITED AS GUEST ARTIST AT THE “ANDY WARHOL SUPERSTAR!” EXHIBITION HOSTED AT THE CA’ DEI CARRARESI MUSEUM IN TREVISO (ITALY), AND ASKED TO CREATE AND REALIZE AN ORIGINAL VIDEO ART INSTALLATION TO BE EXPOSED AMONG WARHOL’S ARTWORKS (2017)

Cover and inside page, dedicated to me, of the Official Catalog of the exhibition

FG&P entARTainment

COMPANY IDENTITY & PRODUCTION LOGO

 

I CREATED, DESIGNED AND PRODUCED THE BRAND IDENTITY AND THE PRODUCTION LOGO OF FG&P, WHILE I WAS ITS CEO AND CREATIVE PRODUCER

Concept, design, creative direction and production by Lino Franco (2017)

TABLEAUX VIVANTS

ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE

 

I WAS ASKED TO CURATE AND DIRECT A LIVE ACT OF MUSIC, VISUAL AND BODY PAINTING FOR A TRADITIONAL VENICE CARNIVAL PARTY ORGANIZED BY “THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE CARNIVAL OF VENICE“, HOSTED AT PALAZZO ZEN IN VENEZIA (ITALY)

Concept, direction, creative direction and production by Lino Franco (2017)

A moment of the performance, showing the set, the body-painted models and the musicians playing
PHOTO-REALISTIC RENDERINGS OF THE CITY THEATER STAGED FOR THE FESTIVAL

STIFF

SÜDTIROL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

 

SOME YEARS AGO I WAS INVOLVED, BY MY FRIEND ANTONIO ISGRÒ, IN THE CREATION OF THE PROJECT FOR A BRAND NEW MITTELEUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL BASED IN BOLZANO (ITALY), TOGETHER WITH DEBORAH YOUNG, THE FAMOUS EDITOR OF “THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER” MAGAZINE AND ART DIRECTOR OF MANY FILM FESTIVALS

Concept co-creation, format and project co-development, strategic business plan development, corporate identity & philosophy concept, design and development by Lino Franco (2016)

INTROSPECTION OF A SELF-PORTRAIT

ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE

 

I WAS ASKED TO CREATE A LIVE ACT FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF THE PRESTIGIOUS “FRANCIS BACON – A JOURNEY INTO THE THOUSAND FACES OF THE MODERN MAN” EXHIBITION, HOSTED AT THE CA’ DEI CARRARESI MUSEUM IN TREVISO (ITALY)

Concept, script, direction, creative direction and production by Lino Franco (2016)

The "Yellow&Blue Man" neon light sculpture, on the set of a live performance

YELLOW&BLUE MAN

NEON LIGHT SCULPTURE

 

AS A CREATIVE INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTIST, I WAS ASKED TO CREATE AN ORIGINAL ARTWORK, INSPIRED BY THE THEME OF AN EXHIBITION ABOUT FRANCIS BACON’S DRAWINGS HOSTED AT CA’ DEI CARRARESI MUSEUM IN TREVISO (IT), TO BE FEATURED INTO THE HALL OF THE MUSEUM

Work of Art by Lino Franco (2016)

BROKE CLOTHING

FASHION DESIGN

 

AS A CREATIVE DESIGNER, SOMETIMES I ALSO WORK FOR AND WITH INDEPENDENT CLOTHING BRANDS
I WAS ASKED TO CREATE “BROKE DELUXE”, A MALE&FEMALE BRAND NEW T-SHIRTS CONCEPT CAPSULE COLLECTION FOR BROKE CLOTHING, THE FIRST AND MOST HISTORIC AND FAMOUS ITALIAN STREETWEAR BRAND

Concept, design and creative direction by Lino Franco (2016)
Photos featured in tees’ graphics shot and edited by Lino Franco

a-MAZE-ing PATH

ART EXHIBITION PAVILION

 

AS A CREATIVE DESIGNER, MANY TIMES I ALSO WORK FOR AND WITH PRODUCTIONS COMPANIES, CREATING SPECIAL EXHIBITION PAVILIONS AND STAGE SETS FOR PARTICULAR NEEDS.
I WAS ASKED TO CREATE A SPECIAL PAVILION, WITH AN INCEPTIVE AND EMOTIONAL BEGINNING PATH, FOR AN INTERNATIONAL TOURING EXHIBITION OF THE PICASSO’S “GUERNICA”

Concept, planning, design and creative direction by Lino Franco (2016)

Pavilion for an art exhibition with phisical artworks and video projections mapping performances

DAVIDE ZOCCA HAUTE COUTURE

ARTISTIC FASHION PERFORMANCE 

 

I WORKED WITH DAVIDE ZOCCA, AN EMERGING ITALIAN FASHION DESIGNER SUPPORTED BY “IUAV DESIGN DELLA MODA” (THE FASHION DEPARTMENT OF IUAV UNIVERSITY OF VENICE), HELPING HIM DURING HIS VERY FIRST STEPS INTO THE FASHION WORLD

Concept co-creation, direction, creative direction and production by Lino Franco (2015)

DAVIDE ZOCCA HAUTE COUTURE

ARTISTIC FASHION SHOW AND CREATIVE SHOOTING 

 

I WORKED WITH DAVIDE ZOCCA, AN EMERGING ITALIAN FASHION DESIGNER SUPPORTED BY “IUAV DESIGN DELLA MODA” (THE FASHION DEPARTMENT OF IUAV UNIVERSITY OF VENICE), HELPING HIM DURING HIS VERY FIRST STEPS INTO THE FASHION WORLD

Concept, direction, creative direction and production by Lino Franco (2015)

A MOMENT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE INTO "CA' VENDRAMIN-CALERGI", HEADQUARTERS OF THE CASINO OF VENEZIA

VENICE FORUM

INSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE & EVENT

 

I WAS ASKED TO ORGANIZE A PUBLIC CONFERENCE AND ITS CLOSING PARTY, IN A PRESTIGIOUS LOCATION IN VENEZIA, FOR AN INSTITUTIONAL VENICE FORUM

Organization, creative direction and production, by Lino Franco (2015)

BENOTTO LUIGINO SPUMANTI

NEW BRAND CREATION + BRAND RESTYLING & REPOSITIONING + PRESS CONFERENCE & LAUNCH EVENT

 

I WAS ASKED, BY A PRESTIGIOUS ITALIAN WINE BRAND, TO CREATE THE NEW IDENTITY FOR A BRAND NEW WINERY, TO DESIGN THE BOTTLES FOR ITS NEW EXCLUSIVE WINES AND TO CURATE ITS LAUNCH ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN.

THEN TO MAKE THE FULL RESTYLING OF THE MAIN BRAND AND ITS MOST FAMOUS WINES.

FINALLY TO ORGANIZE AND PRODUCE A PRESS CONFERENCE FOLLOWED BY A LUXURY PRIVATE PARTY, IN VENEZIA, IN WHICH TO PREMIERE ALL THIS HUGE WORK.

Concept, design, creative direction and production by Lino Franco (2013-14)

Shoot realized for the AD Campaign. Logo and Bottle both designed by Lino Franco
Launch Event hosted into an Ancient Palace in Venezia during The Carnival of Venice

ADMO ONLUS

ITALIAN MARROW DONOR ASSOCIATION AWARENESS DAY

 

I WAS ASKED, TO INVOLVE SOME CELEBRITIES AND TO REALIZE PHOTO & VIDEO SHOOTINGS FOR THE ADMO NATIONAL AWARENESS DAY.
I’M ALWAYS READY AND GLAD TO HELP NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS (NPO) AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGO) PRO-BONO, WHEN THEY DEVELOP PUBLIC HEALTHCARE, SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND HUMANITARIAN PROJECTS

Creative direction and production by Lino Franco (2014)

DREAM SKATEBOARDS

ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

 

I WAS ASKED TO CREATE AND CURATE A CORPORATE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN FOR AN ITALIAN SKATEBOARD BRAND AND ITS FLAGSHIP STORES

Concept, creative direction and production by Lino Franco who also appears in as endorser (2014)

DREAM SKATEBOARD CATALOG COVER

BURLESQUE CHAMPAGNE GLASS

STAGE PROPS DESIGN

 

AS A CREATIVE DESIGNER, MANY TIMES I ALSO WORK FOR AND WITH ARTISTS AND PRODUCTIONS COMPANIES, CREATING SPECIAL PROPS FOR PARTICULAR NEEDS.
I AS ASKED TO DESIGN A SPECIAL STAGE PROP, DISMOUNTABLE AND PORTABLE, BY A BURLESQUE PERFORMER FOR HER NEW SHOWS

Concept, product design, engineering and manufacturing management by Lino Franco (2014)

Project and Photorealistc rendering of a Champagne Glass designed for an Italian burlesque performer
The artist and The realized Champagne Glass on stage, during a live act
EXHIBITION BILLBOARD
OPENING PARTY BILLBOARD

GIORGIO FINAMORE FEAT. DUSTY EYE

ART EXHIBITION + OPENING LIVE PERFORMANCE & PARTY

 

I WAS ASKED TO CREATE AND CURATE AN INDEPENDENT ART EXHIBITION AND AN OPENING PARTY WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE, INVOLVING SOME MAJOR ITALIAN UNDERGROUND ARTISTS

Concept, organization and creative direction by Lino Franco (2014)

CSC PRODUCTION

CREATIVE CONSULTING FOR PRODUCT PLACEMENT

 

I WORKED WITH CSC PRODUCTION ON SOME OF THEIR MOVIES, FINDING PRODUCT PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES, INVOLVING THE BRANDS AND COLLABORATING IN THE ARTISTIC INSERTION OF THE PRODUCTS INTO THE SCREENPLAY

 

AMORI ELEMENTARI (2014)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3462828/
 
BRANDS PLACED:
THUN
AEROFLOT RUSSIAN AIRLINES

CSC PRODUCTION

CREATIVE CONSULTING FOR PRODUCT PLACEMENT

 

I WORKED WITH CSC PRODUCTION ON SOME OF THEIR MOVIES, FINDING PRODUCT PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES, INVOLVING THE BRANDS AND COLLABORATING IN THE ARTISTIC INSERTION OF THE PRODUCTS INTO THE SCREENPLAY

 

IL TERZO TEMPO (2013)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2759292/
 
BRAND PLACED:
BIRRA ANTONIANA

BUNNYGLOO

STAGE SET

 

AS A CREATIVE DESIGNER, MANY TIMES I ALSO WORK FOR AND WITH PRODUCTIONS COMPANIES, CREATING SPECIAL EXHIBITION PAVILIONS AND STAGE SETS FOR PARTICULAR NEEDS

Concept, planning, design and creative direction by Lino Franco (2013)

Bunny-shaped capsule designed for stage setting of a music video and for live events

STUART – IL MOMENTO È ORA

MUSIC VIDEO

 

STUART, AN AMERICAN SINGER AND PRODUCER FROM PORTLAND (OR – USA) WHO LOVES ITALY AND WROTE THIS SONG THINKING TO VENICE (THE ITALIAN CITY HE LOVES MOST) ASKED ME TO REALIZE THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR THIS SONG FROM HIS FIRST SOLO ALBUM “STUART”

Concept, screenplay, direction, creative direction and production by Lino Franco (2013)

HANDCRAFT AND ARTCRAFT: HEAD, HEART, HAND

ART EXHIBITION PROJECT VERNISSAGE

 

I WAS ASKED TO CREATE AN EXHIBITION PROJECT ABOUT THE STORY OF ARTISTIC SCREEN PRINT AND THE ART OF THE FAMOUS VENETIAN MASTER FIORENZO FALLANI.
THEN I WAS ASKED TO CREATE AND ORGANIZE A VERNISSAGE TO PUBLICLY PRESENT THE EXHIBITION PROJECT IN ORDER TO GAIN INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT AND PATRONAGE FOR THE EXHIBITION REALIZATION.

Concept, project development, creative direction and production by Lino Franco (2013)

HILTON VENICE – WINTER WONDERLAND 2013

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

 

I WAS ASKED BY HILTON VENICE TO CURATE THE CREATIVE DIRECTION AND PRODUCTION OF A PRIVATE LUXURY PARTY FOR THE 2013 NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE MOLINO STUCKY 

Creative direction and production by Lino Franco (2013)

Party Billboard
A moment of the performance of Principe Maurice together with the ANI MOORE & THE FAMILY AFFAIR BAND