Valentina Downey


Products, communication, promotion delivering competitive advantage through design.

Product and strategic designer, I coordinate and design innovation design workshops for national and multinational companies.
I have been developing strategic design projects in Europe and Asia.

Sviluppo piani di training per le aziende, aiutandole a migliorare il loro processo di sviluppo prodotti, la gestione del design (design management), mappatura della customer experience e della design research.

I taught industrial design, design thinking and design management at University of Bologna, Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Domus Academy Milan, La Sapienza University Rome, European Institute of Design in Madrid, Master of Marketing Management Sole24ore.

President of ADI Delegation of region of Emilia Romagna – Italian Association for Industrial Design.

ADI - Associazione per il disegno industriale.

Emilia Romagna county department - President


Associate expert

Prizes and awards

International Compasso D’oro Selection

Design for Food and Nutrition Fungo Bio campaign.

Global Irish Design

Design for Food and Nutrition Fungo Bio campaign.

Adidesign Index 2014

Design training and product development project per Good Shepherd International Foundation.

Premio Eccellenze del Design nel Lazio

Lazio Region Award, best project in the category "social design".

AD Architectural Digest (Italian edition)

Salone del Mobile Milano with Sigla Young.

Tooyaka International Luggage Competition

Study and prototyping of "Lola" do-it-yourself luggage.