Wé is the mix of the word "ué", a universal greeting in the dialect of Naples, Italy, and the pronoun "we" in English.

It indicates the openness of our operating model, collaborating with a distributed network of change-makers to form the ideal team for each project we start.

FOUNDERS

Co-founders Antonio Iadarola & Antonio Starnino lead the studio from our workspaces in Brooklyn & Montreal or on-site across Europe, the US & Canada.

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Antonio Starnino

Antonio Cesare Iadarola

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Antonio Iadarola is a trained industrial designer from Naples, Italy, and currently based in New York. He holds an MA in Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martins School of Arts and Design and a Ph.D. in Design Innovation from the Second University of Naples, Italy. He specializes in the field of design for Social Innovation with a focus on placemaking and service design.

In 2014 he founded Studio Wé. Currently, he is also a visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins teaching Serviceand Co-working Design and an Associate professor at the Beijing Institute of Technology.

Antonio Starnino is a Service Designer, and lecturer born in Montreal, Canada, with a passion and curiosity for exploring design’s role in affecting positive change. He is a graduate of the Masters in Service Design from Politecnico di Milano and a Masters Candidate in MA in Human Systems Intervention.

He has worked for a number of public and private sector institutions, across industries such as healthcare, smart energy, retail, education, mobility and food innovation, & digital government for European design studios such asFrog, CB’a & DOING. He is also a visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins and Politecnico di Milano teaching Service Design.

Antonio Iadarola is a trained industrial designer from Naples, Italy, and currently based in New York. He holds an MA in Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martins School of Arts and Design and a Ph.D. in Design Innovation from the Second University of Naples, Italy. He specializes in the field of design for Social Innovation with a focus on placemaking and service design.

In 2014 he founded Studio Wé. Currently, he is also a visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins teaching Serviceand Co-working Design and an Associate professor at the Beijing Institute of Technology.

Antonio Starnino

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Antonio Starnino is a Service Designer, and lecturer born in Montreal, Canada, with a passion and curiosity for exploring design’s role in affecting positive change. He is a graduate of the Masters in Service Design from Politecnico di Milano and a Masters Candidate in MA in Human Systems Intervention.

He has worked for a number of public and private sector institutions, across industries such as healthcare, smart energy, retail, education, mobility and food innovation, & digital government for European design studios such asFrog, CB’a & DOING. He is also a visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins and Politecnico di Milano teaching Service Design.

COLLABORATORS

JENNIFER WIESKOPF

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Jennifer is a senior service designer based in Toronto, interested in architecture and workplace innovation. She is working with Studio Wé on human centred design projects for the Ontario government as well as supporting research workshops on collaborative work spaces.

VINCENZO LANZIELLO

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Vincenzo is a graphic designer based in Milan, working in the field since 2008 for a wide array of agencies and individual clients. He forges ideas, shapes, and typography through the means of visual communications, taking care of the design process end-to-end, with methodology, dedication, and meaning. He curated the new visual identity and communication tools of the studio.

ALESSANDRA BOSI

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Alessandra is a branding designer and illustrator based in London, she has supported us with the development of visuals and illustrations for user research and future scenarios for our client projects.

PAST COLLABORATORS

VARDA LAZARD

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Varda is a UX writer based in California, she supported us in shaping our language and creating the voice we are using to communicate our content to a broad audience.

JESS MALZ

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Jess Malz is a transformation consultant, facilitator, learning designer, and certified coach. Working together we led the design of a team building process for a startup incubator in Montreal.

SIMON GOUGH

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Simon Gough is a service design and educator based in the UK and Spain. He was our person on the field for a project of process redesign of a digital transformation agency in London.

JANSON CHENG

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Janson is a social entrepreneur and transdisciplinary designer based in Beijing and Shanghai. He collaborated with us as a local trainer of a Design Thinking Facilitation program for a global consumer goods company.

SANA BANERJEE

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Sana is a strategist and researcher based in Montreal. She supported us in user research for the public sector and our internal research on the Future of Work.

VINCENZO DI MARIA

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Vincenzo is a service designer and educator based in Italy, with him, we started our first co-design projects working with local communities to design educational experiences of a Slow Food garden in South of Italy, and user experiences for commercial spaces.

SUSANA ANTONIO

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Susana is a social entrepreneur based in Lisbon, Portugal. She was involved in our work with Slow Food educators, to support co-creation with university students and school managers.

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New York City
2 N 6th Place Brooklyn, NY 11249

Montréal
8832 Rue Meunier Quebec, Canada, H2N1V9

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