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Marino Firmani | Founder
Marino Firmani, born in Udine in 1960 and graduated from the University of Trieste in Political Science and Economics in 1984, starts his professional career at Snaidero R. spa in Majano, where he works as an International Marketing Manager and at Snaidero Canada in Toronto, where he works as a General Manager.
After 6 years at Snaidero, he approaches Potocco spa, a leading company in the furniture manufacturing industry, which asks him to launch Accademia, a new design collection for the niche market, ant to work as a Managing Director.
In 1999 he founds his own management consulting firm, Fi.Mar. srl, which offers marketing, management control and training business services.
Among our success stories, we should mention our long-time consulting relationship with the Finnish Design district, the presidential elections won for two consecutive times by the advanced service group of Confindustria Udine, a three-year collaboration with FC RealMadrid for a training, sports and tourism project in Italy, Estonia, Finland and Hungary; the two-year collaboration with The European House of Ambrosetti and the design and promotion of an Industrial Tourism project in Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Firmani still guides Fi.Mar. srl towards continuous processes of innovation, internationalization and integration, thanks to his expertise in the fields of industry and handicraft, commerce, tourism, culture and sport.
Alfonso Firmani | Architect
An art and architecture lover, he works both as an architect and as an architectural design professor at the Art School, but he is also an artist and the author of some painting and wall design installations in Italy and in Africa.
As an artist, he experimented with the contamination of different languages: design, architecture, painting and photography. He was one of the founders of “Magazzino” and he has participated in all the exhibitions of the group. He was also part of the team of artists of “Artestudio Clocchiatti” gallery.
He is also the author of some solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad.
Margherita Firmani | Graphic Designer
From Greek and Latin vocabularies to the Fashion Lab at the Politecnico di Milano, she finally found her way in the world of graphic design and communication.
She loves experimenting with new things, looking around and changing her mind. Her projects are the perfect combination of dreams, reason and creative crises. In her opinion, images speak better than words. Her sewing machine creations symbolizes a journey, a story to tell, which, however, speaks for itself.
Now she prefers telling her stories and develop her ideas using her computer, projecting a visual concept of energy, enthusiasm and imagination. The greatest challenge for her is to synthesise and transform an idea into a new story.
After completing her Master degree program in Brand Communication in Milan, she has worked for three communications agencies in Turin, where she has lived for a while, while dreaming of the Spanish warm beaches and wild adventures in South America.
Simone Firmani | Giornalista e Community Manager
Simone Firmani, graduated in 2013 from the University of Trieste in Government and Public Policy Sciences with honours, became a freelance journalist in 2014.
University studies are his education background, while his Erasmus experience in Krakow has completely changed him. He has worked as a speaker and as an editor for Radioincorso.it,– the web radio of the University of Trieste – for three years, and he has also been its president. He still writes interviews and articles on sports and culture and he also works an as audio and video editor.
In recent years, he has focused his attention on social media marketing, working as a Community Manager for Vicino Lontano, the cultural association that organises the famous festival held in Udine (same name of the association) and the “Tiziano Terzani” International Literary Prize. In May 2014 he won the first prize of the “Europa e Giovani” award with the essay Fab Lab e Coworking – Nuove strategie di creatività e collaborazione, published by Irse, Istituto Regionale Studi Europei Friuli Venezia Giulia, Pordenone.
He loves basketball, music and American literature, and now he works as a freelance journalist for Messaggero Veneto and as a press officer for Homepage Festival. The future, however, is yet to be written.