The Italian designer Maurizio Poletto has been living in Vienna since 1996 when he started his work in the city in a leading role with the multimedia pioneers “Nofrontiere”. The establishment of “Collettiva Design” as a branding and corporate design agency in 2003 marked a change of direction and, in particular, an engaged return to the area of printing. Poletto is an extremely versatile and manually dexterous designer who enjoys experimenting as a means of exhausting the possibilities of varying media and materials.
The focus of Poletto’s work, however, is the design not of products but of processes whose output can be intelligently used by consumers. As a specialist in brand development, Poletto acts simultaneously as both a dialogue partner and a strategist who, as well as being occupied with the appearance of an organization is, principally, occupied with its behaviour. The challenging nature of such tasks is exemplified by the development of a new visual identity for the “Erste Bank Group”, which is active in a range of sectors, nations and cultures - as a result of which it is as rich in ideas as it complex. Alongside such major contracts, Collettiva also works on smaller projects, ideally with musicians, such as the current production of the CD “American Primitive” by the Band L/O/N/G, for which Poletto also produced the artwork.