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  • Daniel Valsesia

    Daniel Valsesia

    Bologna, Italy

Senior Designer with 10 years of experience in the design of men’s bags, travelgoods, small leather goods for both leasure and business. My responsibility spans from sketching the initial concept to presenting the final collection to the sales team. I usually start with sketches to then render them through computer graphics, making use of 3D drawing for sample development when needed. I often travel to Asia (China, India) to join sample development at the suppliers’ facilities. I consider myself a true solution hunter and a problem solver. Being a good communicator, I consider building relationships with colleagues and suppliers very natural, but also greatly rewarding.

Work Samples

  • Squeeze Backpack

  • 2 Tone

  • Backpack Sketches

Work History

EXPERIENCE MANDARINA DUCK S.p.a. September 2007 until now I designed several collections, ranging from softgoods to luggage and business bags.In my job I join all the phases of the design process, including: market research, design development through sketching by hand and 3D models, discussion with model maker and mock-up generation. I review and revise each sample round, testing and shooting samples. I finally present the collection to the salesforce and the press. I managed special projects with design schools and worked with international designer Ora-Ito in his studio inParis. I gained understanding of the differences between soft goods industries, and molded/ products as polycarbonate trolleys, metal accesories. PIQUADRO S.p.a. September 2003 – September 2007 Conceptualized and developed various bags pieces through sketching, 3D models and detailed illustrator drawings. Designed a diverse selection of professional/business cases , including travel luggage, soft goods products, watches and small leather goods.


Istituto Europeo di Design Milan Italy September 2000 – June 2003 Course of Industrial Design Art Institute Vercelli Italy September 1995 – June 1999