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Thomas Ferraro

Thomas Ferraro

Thomas Ferraro

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Thomas Ferraro was born in Brooklyn, New York. He studied art and design at the Cooper Union for the Advancement and Art, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA). He continued his education at the Advanced Class for Graphic Design (Weiterbildungsklasse für Grafik) at the Basel School of Design, Basel, Switzerland. His work was represented in the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich exhibition “Weingart Typography”, as well as being published in Typografische Monatsblätter.

After graduating, he worked as a designer in Munich and New York in renowned offices such as KMS Team and Chermayeff and Geismar Inc. His work encompassed visual identity, publication and exhibition projects for diverse cultural and business clients. He has received awards from the Art Directors Club New York, Art Directors Club Deutschland, the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD), Berliner Type, the Corporate Design Preis and Red Dot Design Award. He has also taught typography at the Parsons School of Design in New York.

In 2005 he returned to Basel to work at the FHBB (Fachhochschule beider Basel) in-house design office “Büro für Kommunikationsdesign”, to develop the symbol and corporate identity of the newly formed Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland). Since then, he has worked in the office on internal FHNW and external projects, such as BLT Baselland Transport AG, Fjordfiesta Furniture AS, Stiftung Kulturimpuls and ffbk Architects. Since the integration of the office into the Institute Digital Communication Environments (IDCE) as the Analog Digital Communication Lab (AnDiCo Lab), he has mentored students on various external projects (Messe Basel, the Bell Food Group, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, myclimate/EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg) as well as mentoring thesis projects in the bachelor’s program.

Institute Digital Communication Environments (IDCE)

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel Institute Digital Communication Environments (IDCE) Hochhaus: D 5.03 Freilager-Platz 1 4002 Basel
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