Chi è: Maria Gallo got a degree as a designer in 1986 at Isia (Firenze). She worked for ten years in industrial production. In 1998 she founded (with Patrizia Ledda) Map Design Communication, a Communication Strategy and a Press Office studio specializing in the promotion and communication of products, international companies, brands and professionals of design and architecture sectors. As Map's art director she has curated various design exhibitions. Starting from 2001 she has been involved in packaging design sector as as a teacher at IED Milano, ISIA (Faenza), Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst Sint-Lucas (Gent-Belgium). Since 1998 she writes as specialized journalist for various magazines: Impackt, ArtLab, Box, Rodeo, Interni/Panorama and the daily paper L'Unità. Specializzazioni: Designing the Press Communication.