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Frank Nuovo

(b. 1961)


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(1961– )

Perhaps most widely known for his post as vice‐president and chief designer for the Nokia telecommunications company, Frank Nuovo trained at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where his studies included product and automotive design as well as graphics and communications design. In the 1980s he worked for Designworks USA/BMW, an international design consultancy led by Charles Pelly. Nuovo's projects for Designworks included furniture, medical instrument, and electronics design, as well as the design directorship of Nokia products. Nuovo joined Nokia in the 1990s where his design projects have included the Nokia 232, 2110, 2120, 3110, 6110, 8810, 7110, and 9110 mobile phones. He also became the creative director and designer of the Vertu communications company, a Nokia offshoot. Nuovo's professional and design‐related experience also encompassed membership of the Industrial Designers Society of America and the Business Board of the National Museum of Modern Art. He has also had a significant involvement in design education, including teaching at the University of Industrial Arts in Helsinki, Domus Academy in Milan, and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art.


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