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 the Richemont Group, 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.

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Meet our team

Franco Cologni

Franco Cologni

Creative Academy Chairman
Richemont Group Advisor

After a long career with Cartier and in top management positions for the Richemont Group, Franco Cologni is currently Chairman of the Cultural Committee of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva and of the Cologni Foundation for the M├ętiers d'Art in Milan.

Giampiero Bodino

Giampiero Bodino

Creative Academy Art Director
Richemont Group Art Director

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

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 key support and guidance.


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