Ms Arcangela Contessa

Position

Casual Academic

School /
Work Unit

Media and Communications

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 2957

cangie.contessa@rmit.edu.au

Location

009.05.

City campus

College/Portfolio

College of Design and Social Context

Although most of my work experience has been in multinational advertising agencies, I’ve also worked with my own direct clients in a freelance capacity. Whilst being employed full time as an art director, I participated in various teaching programs as a guest lecturer in advertising at RMIT.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Graphic Design) Phillip Institute of Technology

Additional

  • Art Direction for Television (short course) Prahran College
  • Film Direction (short course) Open Channel

Industry experience

  • 1999 – 2004: Creative Group Head, Bates Italia (Rome office)
  • 1995 – 1999: Freelance art director, Mattingly, Singleton Ogilvy & Mather, DDB.
  • 1993 – 1995: Bates Italia (Milan office)
  • 1991 – 1993: Box Emery & Partners
  • 1990 – 1991: J. Walter Thompson
  • 1989 – 1990: Saatchi & Saatchi (Singapore)
  • 1985 – 1989: Ogilvy & Mather

Major client experience: Amnesty International, Agip Petrol, Poste Italiane, Alenia, Pfizer, Panasonic, Compaq, Shell, National Australia Bank, Nestlè, Defender Garden Products, Myer, Fiorucci, BHP Steel, Mattel, Hewlett Packard, MG Rover, Mazda, Subaru, Crown Casino.