Learning the Art of Luxury Design

The Creative Academy leads the way for aspiring luxury designers

Known for preparing leading designers for the professional world, the Creative Academy is backed by the expertise and prestige of Richemont, one of the world's foremost names in the luxury industry. True to the Richemont ethos, the school challenges students to innovate while upholding the strong sense of tradition and uniqueness that defines each of the Maisons.

Discover the master program


Meet our team

Franco Cologni

Franco Cologni

Creative Academy Chairman
Richemont Advisor

After a long career with Cartier and in top management positions for Richemont, Franco Cologni is currently Chairman of the Cultural Committee of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, of the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d'Art in Milan and Co-Founder of the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship.

Giampiero Bodino

Giampiero Bodino

Creative Academy Art Director
Richemont Art Director

Giampiero Bodino has been designing luxury goods for leading brands since 1981. He is Art Director of Richemont and a member of the Strategic Product and Communication Committee. In November 2013 he launched, with Richemont's support, his own high jewellery Maison, located in Milan in Villa Mozart.

Grazia Valtorta

Grazia Valtorta

Creative Academy Executive Director

Grazia Valtorta built her career in Cartier. As Communication Director in Italy, she was responsible for PR, planning and international projects. Presently Executive Publisher of Cartier Art magazine, she applied her vast experience and expertise toward developing the Master Program in Design at Creative Academy.

Giorgio Preda

Giorgio Preda

Creative Academy Project Leader
Consultant - Partner GEA Associated Consultants

Giorgio Preda built an impressive career as partner of GEA Consulenti Associati, Dean of the Master in Communication and Marketing of Publitalia and Professor of Marketing at the University of Pavia. His clients have included Walt Disney, Barilla and MART - Museum of Modern Art in Rovereto.

Elisabetta Grabar

Elisabetta Grabar

Creative Academy Academic Activities and Operations Manager

Elisabetta Grabar started her career in marketing, then co-founded the Executive Master in Luxury Goods Management of the Catholic University of Milan, that she managed for many years. She is an author and a lecturer in the luxury domain, having curated many publications and taught in many Universities and Institutions internationally.

Angelo Maria Barducci

Angelo Maria Barducci

Creative Academy Tutor & Internal Coordinator

An architect and designer, Angelo Maria Barducci is also a member of the order of Architects of Florence. His work has been featured by ELLE Decor and Casa Vogue Italia. He has been Tutor and Internal Coordinator of Creative Academy since 2012, providing precious support and guidance.


Resources for students

Specialized Library

The DNA of each Richemont Maison is the most important framework in which you should express your creativity: our library is a treasure trove of the inspiring masterpieces and icons that express the heritage.

Technology

Technology and software are a necessary support that designers use within the creative studios of the Maison: we employ the latest equipment in order to prepare our students to master professionally programs and tools.

Dedicated Tutor

Be coached and supported by a dedicated resource with the knowledge and skills to follow you in each and every step of our specialized training, a one to one relationship that enhances your learning process.


Behind the scenes

Natural Talent | 2017

Ark&Craft | 2018 teaser 1

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Ark&Craft | 2018 teaser 3

Vestae | 2016 teaser 1

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Vestae | 2016 teaser 3

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