Luca PRATA
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An italian designer
Luca PRATA
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An italian designer
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Something about me

A complete designer.
Nicknamed Jr.

I was born in Alba (CN) on 20th November 1990. After the regular 8 years of Italian primary and middle school, I oriented myself to the technical domain and I started attending high school in Geometri section. In 2009 I greatly finished high school, which led me to undertake the academic path. The faculty of Architecture, within the Course of Project, in Mondovì would then prove to be the best choice for my future decisions.

The ability of doing, thinking and developing a rational idea, that is what an Architect is supposed to do, motivated me to persevere in this journey. First of all, this academic curriculum allowed me to understand what the expression “architectonic design” stands for, thanks to the precious teachings of Professor Sisto Giroldi too. As I endured one year after another, I succeeded in developing and then increasingly maturing my own idea of architectonic arrangement, also thanks to other lectures, such as passed and present history, urban planning and any teachings concerning applied technologies.

In mid-2009 I gave birth to a work group with my fellow student Emanuele Quarelli: this project would be known as the PQND collaboration. It came up from a very crucial concept of Architecture, that is creating good Architecture in order to show it properly and allow “the audience” to wholly understand it. The study and the development of vector programs, 3D programs and programs of software rendering made my projects easy to interpret and esthetically enjoyable.

In 2010, while I was at my second year of Bachelor, I learnt some introductory notions of web languages, like HTML5, CSS3.0 e PHP. These web languages would be useful to work on my architectonic projects and to show them more and more dynamically. Besides, by learning how to create internet websites I was able to publish any opinions on the web easily, to express my own thoughts freely and on my own.

Nowadays not knowing how to have a critical discussion on the Internet by one’s own means does not allow the development of one’s culture and makes way for the debasement of the power of expression, that, to me, cannot even be open to question.

2011: what a wearing year. While studying and working without interruption, I anticipated the third-year lectures of environmentally-friendly design with Professor Roberto Giordano and the techniques of environmental control with Professor Valentina Serra during my second academic year. Attending these lectures in advanced helped me manage both my new work experiences and my new academic knowledges about the sustainability of buildings. On the other hand, the workshop of architectonic construction with Professor Orio de Paoli drove my into the world of the constructive technology in a more and more detailed scale inside structural nodes.

In 2012, my third and last year, I realized the lectures I had were not as practice-led as I wished. The efforts of conciliating both my lectures and my work commitments did not allow me to defense my bachelor thesis in summer, I was therefore forced to postpone it to the winter term.

I then acquired some knowledges of 3D editing orientated to personal and company presentation and I turned them into a sort of hobby work that helped me be constantly up-to-date about new multimedia techniques.

On 26th February 2013 I graduated in Architecture within the Course of Project, belonging to the faculty of Architecture and civil Engineering, with grade 107/110, but some two months before the official end of my academic life I started working full time in a local company dealing with logistic products.

I stepped into the world of work as a regular workman and at first I handled the CAD CAM 2D plotter used to cut any technical fabric. I got to know the logics behind the plotter machine and after a short time I had to change the logic of thinking of automatic cut in view of waste compensation and abatement by increasing the use of the mother reel from 50% to 85%. I soon became the first plotter worker.

For the following 6 months I would be busy cutting fabrics for high frequency welding machines and consolidating my concept of team inside an industrial unit. The company passed from an handmade production to an industrial production which would be increasingly better regulated by proper analytic reports I introduced personally.

Then I moved to the marketing unit where I could make the most of the strategies of web SEO and presentation I previously learnt for passion.

At the same time I was asked to supervise the industrial unit I had just left, to help manage any of its issues.

For this last purpose and for handling the company flux I created a computer system aiming at the management of the unit with programmer Alessandro Porro. Our idea worked well: this computer system balanced out the work for the workmen, elaborated on its own the statistics of past, present and future production and thanks to these statics it regulated the flux of the unit, in order to eliminate the chaos coming from the high number of requests.

Il mio programma gestionale per lo sviluppo industriale di produzione viene esteso su altri tre reparti.

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My management program for the industrial development of the production was extended to other three units. After some brainstorming time, I finally undertook the good way, my own way, without letting anyone block me.

Since 2015 I have mostly been the leader of my marketing company, LANGA Corporation, as the SEO. At the same time I followed the demanding administrative management of Whylnn Group, society dealing with accommodation facilities, and many other businesses that would like to have a leading method.

After reaching my business maturity, I figured out I had to developed my activities focusing on not just the business sector but also a wider domain, that is the one concerning social issues. Thus, I have been stayed focused on community matters through charity and cultural activities.

Right now, like always, I am conceiving some new interesting business projects that represent the very challenge for my mind as a businessman.
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Skills

Skills

  • 90%

    Graphics

  • 85%

    Illustrations

  • 90%

    2D/3D

  • 85%

    Shooting

  • 90%

    Editing

  • 85%

    Sounds

  • 80%

    Web

  • 80%

    Systems

  • 85%

    Management

  • 90%

    Strategy

  • 95%

    Marketing

  • 85%

    Communication

Works

Works

  • At geometri high school
    2005 - 2009
    At the Istituto tecnico per Geometri I.I.S. in Alba (CN) I learnt 2D drawing techniques and I got fond of computers, techniques of construction manufacturing and rational designs. My diploma grade was 90/100.
  • My apprenticeship
    2006 - 2010
    At Studio Ri.sta in Alba (CN) I spent most of my summer break working as CAD designer. In the same time of this apprenticeship I worked at a local company where I made myself used to group techniques and team work concept, for two years.
  • Polytechnic school
    2010 - 2013
    At the faculty of Architecture, within the Course of Project, I learnt the architectonic design and as an autodidact I discovered the technique of graphic, multi-medial and statistical design. I wrote the first web thesis ever in Italy. All the material created for the project was posted on the web and this led the judges to have a different vision and evaluation of my thesis. It can be consulted at Biblioteca Centrale di Architettura Roberto Gabetti.
  • In the unit
    2013 - 2014
    I was hired in a logistic company, to be more specific in the tarp unit, as a plotter workman of an industrial machinery and after two months I became the supervisor of this unit. I changed the cut techniques and I managed to compensate the wastes, reduce the manufacturing time and deal with the supplies.
  • To Renzo Piano architect
    2010
    Together with my fellow students I created PQND team and we soon managed to submit an eco-friendly architectonic project to famous Architect Renzo Piano.
  • In the office
    2014
    I was in charge of the marketing at local logistic company and little by little I was entrusted with other important duties, such as a part of the workforce management, the regulation of production fluxes, the management of the purchases, the analysis of wastes and the introduction of the research and development unit.
  • For Fassa Bortolo
    2011
    I took part in the competition with an Architectonic project aiming at the energetic efficiency.
  • With Gianni Arnaudo
    2011 - 2012
    I attended the lectures of Architect Gianni Arnaudo and developed Concept project of Eataly in Cuneo and other projects aiming at a commercial purpose.
  • IT management
    2012 - 2013
    In parallel with other activities, I developed a computer system for the management of the production flux with programmer Alessandro Porro. I changed the concept of production management by basing it on the credit in terms of production and not in terms of quantitative numbers.
  • My academic career
    2009 - 2013
    Quotation “I think that, even though university is today useful for one’s culture, it does not really allow to understand what the work market demands us.” I graduated with grade 107/110.
  • The end of an experience
    2009 - 2014
    This was the end of one of my important work experiences that showed me some varied human situations demanding strenuous efforts and versatility. I knit intense relations with the operators, the commercial managers, the Clients and the suppliers: I learnt a lot from their conducts.
  • For me
    2015 - now
    I founded out of a joke a small society, LANGA WEB, by inspiring from my computer passion. It kept growing little by little into a project in constant development.

    Today it is called LANGA Corporation, labelled and known as LANGA, and it has become a big marketing institution but this does not mean I feel like I finally made it. I still have so many things to accomplish.

    www.langa.tv

Contact

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