Born in Milan in 1940, Armando Milani is one of the most relevant figures in international graphic design. After studying at the Scuola Umanitaria in Milan under Albe Steiner, he began collaborating with Giulio Confalonieri and Antonio Boggeri. He opened his own studio in Milan in 1970 and moved to New York in 1976 to work with Massimo Vignelli. A few years later he opened his own studio in New York as well. He designs for De Padova, Edison, Roche, Ibm, Olivetti America, Lancia, the Italian Cultural Institute of New York and the United Nations, among others. Since the 2000s he began to devote himself increasingly to social communication, to direct the public’s attention to humanitarian issues of international impact. He has taught and lectured at The Cooper Union and Art Directors Club of New York, the Santo Domingo School of Design, Peking University, Ied and the Politecnico di Milano. He is a member of Agi – Alliance Graphique Internationale and Aiap – Italian Association of Visual Communication Design.