Hey, Simone here. I live in Chicago and I am, technically, a Roman—born and raised in Rome, Italy.
I earned a living as:
- ✅ Pre-algorithmic YouTuber.
- ✅ Comedy Central Italy’s Senior Correspondent.
- ✅ Public radio host and producer.
- ☑️ Creative Marketing Manager at a large US company.
- ➕ Plus random things, like Japanese anime voice actor in Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gundam, Code Geass, or Media instructor at Columbia College and iO Chicago—and more.
I self-produce my work through writing, design, coding, recording, acting, and editing. In my early 20s, I studied to become an industrial designer and linguist.
"Metaphorically speaking, a person's ideas must be the building he lives in—otherwise there is something terribly wrong."
— Søren Kierkegaard
1986: Born in Rome, Italy.
1997: First PC: Pentium MMX 266 MHz. Learning Visual Basic.
1998: Convinced my parents to buy a U.S. Robotics 56K V90 modem (they weren't sure what it was for.)
1999: Started learning HTML, CSS, Macromedia Fireworks, and English (not enough resources in Italian.)
2002: First coming out.
2004: First Mac. Founded print and web design company ‘Ensemble S.c.r.l.’
2005: Started college: Industrial Design and Architecture.
2007: Veered towards humanities with a major in Contemporary Literature.
2008: Voice actor for Japanese anime in Italian (i.e. Neon Genesis, Code Geass, Gundam).
2009: First 1M+ views on YT & national news websites. Dropped out of college, hired full time as creator and satire writer by a national newspaper.
2010: Started working in public radio as a performer and content strategist.
2011: Bombed on stage. Traveled to the US alone to attend The Second City.
2012: Digital Art Director for newspaper ‘Pubblico.’ Overviewed UX and UI of mobile and web apps, plus TV ads production.
2013: Senior Correspondent on Comedy Central Italy. Founded Improv Italia.
2015: Moved to Chicago. Back to college in the US.
2016: Started hosting a daily show on public radio in Italy, from Chicago.
2017: Graduated college. Hosted TV show for Discovery Networks in Italy, from Chicago.
2019: Creative Marketing Manager, producing high performing DR+brand TV/YouTube/OTT ads.
2020: Unprecedented times intermission.
I produced over 40 hours of audio conversations with exceptional guests from Pixar, Google, The Second City, and more.
Every day, I practice a third language, Japanese. Current status: I suck. But, as my husband says: “You could get lost for a couple days and be okay with no English.”
I love to get lost, for a little bit.
ⓘ You should say hi on 🐦 Twitter.