of Alessandro Di Tecco


  • Front-End Developer (advanced beginner)

    Starting from 2018 I'm looking for opportunities to specialize in HTML/CSS/JS dev. new!
  • Design background

    From 2011 to 2016 I’ve been designing interfaces for a diverse range of digital products.
  • Entrepreneurial experience

    I've been working on my own ventures for several years, developing firsthand experience in building, selling, and maintaining a product or service.



  • UI Design
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript ES6
  • pug
  • Markdown
  • Sass
  • jQuery
  • React


  • Sublime Text
  • Emmet
  • npm, Yarn
  • gulp
  • Bootstrap
  • Jekyll, SSGs
  • git
  • fish shell
  • Unix CLI
  • Firefox, Chrome Dev Tools
  • Sketch
  • Photoshop
  • macOS


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Work experience

Here's a story of my professional path so far; click on a section to show/hide its contents.

2011 - 2016

Freelance User Interface Designer

I've been designing interfaces as a freelancer since 2011; starting from 2015, I decided to create my solo User Interface Design studio: I called it Simplest, to remind myself that the simplest user interfaces & interactions are the building blocks of the best digital experiences.

Over the course of 5 years I designed a diverse range of digital products, often taking care of the full product image:

  • web-app UIs
  • mobile UIs
  • product/marketing websites
  • e-commerce
  • landing pages
  • identity, marketing visuals, banners, etc

Check out my complete portfolio: →

Moreover, given my past entrepreneurial experience, I developed a solid understanding of what building a product means: from design (both in the physical and digital realm) to marketing & sales, pricing, admin, client acquisition, client retention, customer care, and all the daily problem-solving founders are accustomed to.

2013 - 2016

Creator, Co-Founder, All-around Designer

Founded in oct. 2013, Geekville was a coworking space for digital and creative professionals operating in the Verona area.

Inspired by the coolest startup HQs, Geekville was no ordinary workplace; while providing state-of-the-art office facilities, its friendly and creative vibe encouraged socializing and knowledge sharing among coworkers.

Geekville also created courses and workshops under the dedicated branch Geekville Learning.

Credits: I founded, built and ran Geekville with the help of my business associate Francesco Adami.

2012 - 2013
The Collective

Creator, Co-Founder, All-around Designer

In 2012 in Verona there was no shortage of professionals and companies renting excess office space; yet, there wasn't any company whose only focus was offering young freelancers & startups a place to work, for a reasonable price.

The Collective was built around this exact need, and effectively filled this void as the first state-of-the-art coworking space in Verona.

The Collective brought a lot of people together: some of them became business partners, others just good friends. Some people elected the space as a second house, some others realized it was the right place to work on those projects they kept in a closet for too long. Others were so inspired they decided to try and build a coworking space on their own. Either way, The Collective made a lasting impact.

Credits: I founded, built and ran Geekville with the help of my business associate Francesco Adami.

2011 - 2013
The Digital League

Founder, All-around Designer

The coolest tech events in Italy, both big or small, are usually held only in major cities like Milan or Rome. I've been thinking of a way to bring them to Verona, my city, since 2009. It was only after 2 years, in 2011, that I founded The Digital League: a non-profit association aiming to bring the best national/international tech & digital events to Verona. By gathering people around topics such as internet culture, tehnology, startup & entrepreneurship, The Digital League aimed to create a local digital community.

Here are its most significant achievements:

  • Founded The Collective, the first authentic coworking space in Verona;
  • Created DigitalDrink, a networking event that gave several startups the opportunity to pitch their product to a selected audience;
  • Created connections and relationships, in the form of media partnerships, with many tech conferences in Italy and abroad;
  • Contributed to Startup Weekend Verona 2012 with a paid sponsorship.

Ninja Marketing

Contributing writer

Ninja Marketing is one of the leading Italian marketing blogs, with a focus on unconventional & social media marketing.

As a contributor for the Startup section I wrote news and features, interviews and analysis about the Italian startup scene. → read my posts on Ninja Marketing (Italian)

Ninja Marketing


The Design Section introduced a big change in NM's marketing-centric tradition; as an editor I was given the task of launching the new section, establishing an editorial line, and recruiting a team of contributors. → read my post for the launch of Ninja Marketing Design (in Italian)

2010 - 2011
Clab Comunicazione


Clab Comunicazione is an ad agency. I worked mainly as a Copywriter, but I was also in charge of everything digital -- websites, online adv, etc -- both from a design & management standpoint.

2007 - 2009


BCF is an advertising agency & industrial design studio with 30+ years of experience. I worked mainly as a Copywriter, but also did a number of other things such as pitching creative projects to top agency clients and managing digital projects.

Other experiences

Behance Portfolio Reviews


I was the lead organizer of Behance Portfolio Reviews Verona 2014, for the first time ever in the city.

Behance Portfolio Review is a networking event aimed specifically at creatives, with the purpose of promoting the practice of design critique.

As an organizer, I took care of:

  • Marketing the event;
  • Selling tickets;
  • Preparing the event location (before & after the event);
  • Running the event;
  • Communicating with Behance HQ in US.

Credits: a big help for recruiting Special Guests and Review Leaders came from Stefano Torregrossa & Matteo Cuccato, who leveraged their personal and professional network for the cause.

Startup Weekend


In april 2013, H-Farm (one of the top italian startup accelerators) organized and hosted Startup Weekend Venice 2013; I was invited to join the event as a Coach.

The role of Coaches in Startup Weekend's formula is an important one: a Coach is basically an expert in his field — in my case, UI Design & Logo Design — who follows each team and contributes with his knowledge.

Startup Weekend


I was one of the 3-people-team who organized Startup Weekend Verona 2012, for the first time ever in the city.

Organizing a Startup Weekend is no easy task: it involves a lot of planning and the ability to wear many different hats:

  1. Finding sponsors;
  2. Recruiting Coaches and Jury members;
  3. Marketing the event;
  4. Doing PR for the event;
  5. Selling tickets and providing customer service;
  6. Preparing the event location (before & after the event);
  7. Running the event, & making sure it follows the planned schedule;
  8. Assigning prizes, and communicating with the sponsors who make them available;
  9. Doing admin work (collecting payments, invoicing, etc);
  10. Constantly communicating with Startup Weekend HQ in US.

I worked mostly in areas 02, 03, 05, 06, 08.

I also created the event identity: → Startup Weekend Verona 2012 on Simplest

Thanks to the work of everyone involved the event was a success, with 120+ attendees.