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About Serena Zanello : Serena Zanello was born in Ivrea, Italy and earned her bachelor degree in Architecture at “Facoltà di Architettura , Politecnico di Torino” in Dec 2003. After her studies in Italy and France ( Ecole d’architecture de Saint’ Etienne ) she started her professional career in 2003 becoming a member of the Turin Architects Order and working with Pininfarina Extra srl , one of the most renowned international design firm. Serena is now leaving in San Francisco where she has played a key role in the store design language and strategy as a Design Manager for Starbucks Coffee. Now, after 8 years of successful, award winning projects and enriching work experience she is a founding partner in Dopamine Design and looks forward to a bright future along with partners, clients and friends.
ORGANIZATION:
Dopamine Design llc

EDUCATION:
• March/April 2011 Post graduate program “Food experience Design” at Polytechnic of Milan
(Italy)
• 2005 Registered architect, Member of Turin Architects Order, OAT, Turin (Italy)
• 2003 Bachelor degree in Architecture at Faculty of Architecture - Polytechnic of Turin (Italy)
• 2001-2003 Assistant professor for “History and Theory of Industrial Design”, Polytechnic of
Turin (Italy)
• 2000-2001 Exchange program at School of Architecture of Saint ‘Etienne (France)

EXPERIENCE:
2013- Present, Managing Partner at Dopamine Design LLC, San Francisco and San Diego (USA)
Present - Faculty Member at the Academy of Art University, Interior Architecture and Industrial
Design Department , San Francisco (USA)
2011- 2013, Design Manager at Starbucks Coffee Company, San Francisco (USA)
2008-2011, Managing Partner at Ctrl-Arch, Los Angeles (USA) and Turin (Italy)
2006- 2011, Consultant at Gotham management LLC, San Diego (USA)
2007 Consultant at Triyar hospitality, Los Angeles (USA)
2004 - 2005, Architect and Designer at Pininfarina Extra srl, Torino (Italy)

AWARDS:
2015 NIAF “40 under 40” Award for the most fascinating and up- and-coming young people of Italian heritage.
2014-2015 A’ Design Award and Competition - “Honorable Mention” ,Certificate of Achievement in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category with design “Since 1984”
2014-2015 IDA International Design Award “Honorable Mention” in Interior Furniture Competition for the Since1984 Project.
2011 Suzuki competition - study for new retail stores in Europe- first place, Turin (Italy)
2008 “Earth Minded Awards 2008” with the Keating Hotel, San Diego (USA)
2008 “World Luxury Hotel Award 2008” with the Keating Hotel, San Diego (USA)
2007 “Sexiest Hotel in the world 2007” with the Keating Hotel, San Diego (USA)
2005 Awarded second place to design of the Olympic Torch used in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino (Italy)
2005 “Design Excellence Award” assigned to the fridge Gorenje by the international jury BIO 20, “Industrial Design EXPO ” Lubiana (Slovenia)
2000 First place winner at Stone Workshop (realization in real scale of a stone showroom in Castries (France)

PRESS APPEARANCES:
May 2015 “ From Turin to California, shaping architecture and design through art: Serena Zanello and Dopamine Design” by Serena Perfetto on “L’ Italoamericano” Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
May 2015 “ Italian Design Escape” by Serena Zanello on “Academy of Art University” magazine, San Francisco, CA
April 2015 “ IAD student shines at IIDA Honors Awards” by Augustine Sanders on “Academy of Art University” magazine, San Francisco (USA)
January 2015 “ IAD Senior receives honorable mention at Steelcase NEXT 2nd Annual Design Competition, by Alison Pierce on “Academy of Art University” magazine, San Francisco (USA)
July 2014 , “ Interior architecture student wins big at international retail design competition” by Sean Stewart on “Academy of Art University” magazine, San Francisco (USA)
March 2014, “Designing Italian Aesthetics” by Megan Riley on “Academy of Art University”magazine, San Francisco (USA)
April 2012 “La Villa, San Diego, CA” by Stacy Shoemaker Rauen on Hospitality Design Magazine
August 2012 “Let’s get visual, Zero Cocktail Bar, Turin, Italy” by Jana Schiowits on Hospitality Design Magazine

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
• March 2014, “Designing Italian Aesthetics” by Megan Riley on "Academy of Art University" , AAU Academic Magazine, San Francisco (USA)
•July 2014 "interior Architecture student wins big at International retail design competition" , Sean Stuart, on "Academy of Art University", AAU Academic Magazine, San Francisco, CA
• January 2015, IAD senior receives honorable mention at Steelcase NEXT 2nd Annual Design Competition" on "Academy of Art University", AAU Academic Magazine, San Francisco, CA

ACCOLADES:
2015 NIAF “40 under 40” Award for the most fascinating and up- and-coming young people of Italian heritage.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Italian (Native), English (Advanced), French (Pre-intermediate), Spanish (Beginner)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Office Suite,Word, Excel,PowerPoint,Rhinoceros 3D, Flamingo,Keyshot,Maya,Revit,AutoCAD,Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2005, OAT, Turin , Italy
2013, AIA, San Francisco, US

HOBBIES:
Design, Drawing, Tennis, Yoga, Art.

WEB SITE:
www.serenazanello.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.dpmndesign.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2015-02-27 21:36:15

COUNTRY:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Serena Zanello


Solunto Hospitality Design

A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category in 2015
Dopamine Design for Dopamine Design Llc

Runner-Up status designs by Dopamine Design


Since1984 Modular Furniture System

Runner-Up for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2014
Dopamine Design for Dopamine Design Llc

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