HYPO - Paolo Ippolito

over 3 decades of experience

a family tradition

my story

Born in Rome Italy, I have lived my first section of my life in Berkeley California.

Moving back and forth between the two continents has forged my love for traveling, discovering, experiencing.

The mix of two cultures of such magnitude havre become the ideal humus for creativity.

Since 1982, when I started working for Colombo in Milan drawing watches and jewels, I have constantly kept on growing into a vast sea of creative experiences: graphic designer, scenographer, interior designer, fine art artist, scriptwriter and filmmaker.

I have graduated in Architecture in 1987 and ever since I have always accompanied my life with day by day work in creative expression. My work and my life fit together and the only condition that can describe me is that of a nomadic freelancer; I have worked in Spain, Oman, Egypt, Lebanon and Italy.

I am actually graduating in ‘Contemporary Art’ at the University of Urbino, Italy.

Paolo Ippolito

Visual Design

I manage to merge originality and effectiveness with rapidity of execution (much appreciated in all my working career); as a visual designer I love being involved in Corporate Design and Editorial Design: over 200 International and National trade-marks, hundreds of brochures, leaflets, books etc. The most important clients, during my long professional experience are undoubtedly:
- The Sultanate of Oman as the playground of many projects for the government and private enterprises;
- Disneyland in Paris as project manager of two different Parades;
- General Motors with over five years of Aftersales Art Direction plus other automotive brands: OPEL, PEUGEOT, CHEVROLET, MAZDA, SAAB, AUDI HONDA;
- UGI International, one of the biggest LPG worldwide distributor, that gave me the opportunity to create the corporate design of their Italian branch UNIVERGAS and made me their Art Director for their communication.

Set Design

Out of the Graphic Design world, my interests have brought me to broaden my boarders becoming, at a very young age, an important set construction supervisor and set artist, working for great theaters all around Europe (Opera houses and theaters in Rome, Verona, Milan, Paris and Madrid) specializing in Lyric Opera. In the same area I have also cooperated in creating original exhibition stands (Alitalia, TIM, MINOLTA, BMW) and concept stores in Egypt, Oman, Spain, Switzerland and Italy.

The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality