Claudio Moderini is a design director, researcher, and educator with a background in architecture and design.
Former Head of Institute at Domus Academy (Italy), he now heads the School of Fashion, Styling & Textiles at Pearl Academy.

His main competences range from creative direction to envisioning and strategic design, applied to the development of advanced solutions for the design sector and to the development and management of progressive learning environments.

His main design and research interests range from the introduction of Digital Technology in the everyday life and environment to its potentiality in supporting the qualities of the social relations to the potentiality of interaction design to innovate/transform the product and service design processes.

He has been the project leader and coordinator for DA of more than 40 design projects, research, and workshops both in conjunction with international companies such as Canon, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Nokia, Motorola, Pioneer, Samsung, TDK and within EU research initiatives.

He has lectured and held design seminars at Politecnico di Milano, Royal College of Art, University of Siena, University of Milano Bicocca, FUKUI Prefecture in Japan, Shie Chien University Taipei, NTUT Taipei, Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong Polytechnic, Kookmin University Seoul, MIT Boston, Bilgi University Istanbul, Tonji University Shanghai, Universidad Major Santiago del Chile, Toluca Tech Mexico and Seoul Design Foundation, focusing on interactive design, envisioning, service and strategic design.