Isabella Cortese

Graphic Designer presso Bershka
Portfolio website

I’m an Italian graphic designer from Milan, based in Barcelona, specialized in apparel graphic design. I've worked in Moncler's style and design department from 2016 to 2018. Then I've been head of graphic design department in A Better Mistake, until 2021, when I started working at Bershka (Barcelona) in the Innovation HUB as a project manager of all the graphic design aspects of the department. I'm now co-founder of my own studio; we offer fashion consultancy and design services for brands all around the world. https://nube-studio.com/

Previous Brands
Ctrlzak Art & Design Studio Internship
Work Experience
Graphic design manager - Innovation HUB
Jan ‘22 - Now

Graphic research, design and production development for Bershka external collabs and special projects. Managing and designing Bershka Custom Lab.

Freelance Graphic Artist
Aug ‘20 - Now

Project-based artworks for several customers of the Chinese luxury furniture market.

Graphic Designer
May ‘20 - Now
Self employed

Research, design and production development for all tier of global apparel. Placement and all over prints, patterns, knitwear design. Talent proposal, maintaining contacts and project development with international graphic designers and artists.

Apparel graphic designer
Sep ‘16 - Aug ‘18

Textile design, placement and all over prints, patterns, artworks for production. Graphic design for all Moncler collections and lines.

Web editor, creative and graphic designer assistant
Nov ‘14 - Jan ‘15
Ctrlzak Art & Design Studio Internship

Web editor, creative and graphic designer assistant

English - Fluent
Italian - Native
Spanish - Work Proficiency
French - Basic
Giovanni Nalesso
Direct manager - Chief Operation Officer / Product manager, A Better Mistake Freelance
May 2020 -

I consider Isabella a very smart person, openminded and well educated, professionally trained in her specific skills, but capable of efficient interactions with different areas of an organization, being a reliable reference for everyone. I found her attitude always assertive and she was promptly willing to assume or share responsibilities even when not specifically requested. Thus, I have the pleasure of recommending her to whoever might be looking for a well grounded, authentic collaborator.

Camille Kuntz
Senior colleague - Head Designer , A Better Mistake Freelance
May 2020 -

It is with great pleasure and confidence that I write to put forth my recommendation for Isabella Cortese for a graphic design position at your company. We were fortunate to have Isabella working with us during the lead up of A Better Mistake Graphic departement. In the year and a half with us she not only demonstrated a very creative designer, has strong technical skill set and work ethic, but also proved to be hard worker and showed the ability to both take directions and lead a project, as well as work independently. She is a very smart, involved and responsible person and I was happy to have her by my side everyday, for sharing work but also cultural interest and opinions. Her tasks included research, graphic proposal, artistic collaboration proposal and management, technical drawings, graphic placement and graphic all-over, print proof and techpacks. Because of the quality of her work, she was constently in touch with the print house and suppliers (clothes supplier, packaging supplier, print houses etc..) for getting the project done and I had full trust in her following up skills. Isabella was a great colleague and benefit to our team and will undoubtedly be a hard-working, generous and thoughtful addition to yours. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with me for any further reference to be required. Sincerely, Camille Kunz, Head Designer of A Better Mistake

Education & Training
Istituto Europeo di Design
‘13 - ‘16
Laurea triennale
Fashion styling
Liceo Classico Tito Livio
‘08 - ‘13
Maturità Classica
Maturità Classica
Barcelona, Spain