Actress Michelle Yeoh and Frank Nuovo attend Vertu Global Launch Of The ‘Constellation’ at Palazzo Serbelloni on October 18, 2011 in Milan, Italy. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images
Frank Nuovo (1961 – ) is best known for his role as vice president and chief designer at Nokia, the telecommunications company.
Nuovo studied product and automotive design and graphics and communications design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
He worked for Designworks USA/BMW in the 1980s, a multinational design firm headed by Charles Pelly. Furniture, medical instrument, and electronics design and the design directorship of Nokia devices were among Nuovo’s projects for Designworks.
Nuovo joined Nokia in the 1990s and worked on the Nokia 232, 2110, 2120, 3110, 6110, 8810, 7110, and 9110 phones. In addition, he became the artistic director and designer for Vertu Communications, a Nokia offshoot.
Nuovo’s technical and design background included membership of the Industrial Designers Society of America and the National Museum of Modern Art’s Business Board. He has also been involved in design education, teaching at the University of Industrial Arts in Helsinki, the Domus Academy in Milan, and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
Woodham, J. M. (2006). A dictionary of modern design. Oxford University Press.
You may also be interested in
Eliot Noyes (1910 – 1977) was an industrial designer from the United States. From 1928 to 1932, he studied architecture at Harvard University, followed by stints at the Graduate School of Design from 1932 to 1935 and 1937 to 1938.
Tucker Viemeister is an American product designer. He was born in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He was professionally active in New York and was the son of industrial designer Read Viemeister. Tucker Viemeister graduated from Yellow Springs High School in 1966, went to two different colleges.