A visual designer and a graduate from the ISIA University in Urbino, Mario Fois works in various fields of visual communication such as corporate identity design, publishing, exhibit design, web design and retail design.
He is a founding member of Vertigo Design and has developed projects for numerous clients, including Auditorium – Parco della Musica, Comune di Roma, Agenzia del Demanio, P&G, Garante per la Privacy, Finmeccanica, Alenia Spazio, Telespazio, Merck, Fandango Cinema, Intralot, Unicef and many others. He won a contest giving Vertigo the right to set up tourist signposts throughout the town of Belluno and a large number of his studio’s projects have been published in international magazines.
He has taught Graphics and Visual Communication for the Graduate Course in Industrial Design at the “La Sapienza” University in Rome, as well as Communication Design for the UX-User Experience Master’s Course at La Sapienza’s Department of Psychology and Processes of Development and Socialisation. He has also worked with the ISIA University in Rome, first teaching Project Communication to undergraduates and, currently, Information Design to those attending the 2-year course in Systems Design.
He actively collaborates with two magazines: “Progetto Grafico”, initially as an editor, and “diid- disegno industriale”. His most famous articles include “Marks of war, signs of Peace” 2003, “Erik Nitsche – designer of progress” 2008, “Ruedi Baur – theme variations” 2006, “Soul Bass – Opening credits” 2007, “Free communications” 2008 and “The role of Information Design” 2011. He is a member of AIAP (The Italian Association of Design and Visual Communication) and BEDA (The Bureau of European Design Associations).