We are based in Bologna, Italy, the bustling heart of Emilia-Romagna, famous for its porticoes and some of the best pasta dishes in the world. We have local roots, but a global heart and we collaborate with top-class professionals from all over the world. Simply put, we were already smart-working before it became a smashing hit.
Our mission is to help architects and developers bridging the communication gap between their audience and their ideas.
Whether it is meant for a big competition, an investor pitch or a marketing campaign, our work is carefully designed with a clear visual strategy behind and tailored on our clients’ goals and target audience.
We believe in the power of long lasting partnerships based on empathy and trust. Through a client-driven approach, we educate and consult firms on how to communicate their vision to a global audience and support them with digital content they can show with pride on their media outlets.
A jack of all trades, major nerd, and cat person, Federico learnt what it really takes to communicate architecture to a global audience while working for world-class architecture firms in Germany, Denmark and The Netherlands.
After working as lead 3D artist for Mecanoo architecten from 2015 to 2017, he finally founded The Big Picture and went back to his Italian roots.
Teaching and content creation also has a special place in his heart. In 2015 he founded the popular The CTRL+Z Blog, acclaimed as the main reference in the Italian web on illustration and professional development in the architecture industry.
Federico is deep into semi-obscure pop references, geeky stuff, and all kinds of interactive storytelling forms. Outside the office, you can easily spot him playing indie videogames or table-top RPGs with friends. His motto? Work hard, play harder!