Elena Salmistraro


Designer and artist, I live and work in Milan.

Graduated from Polytechnic University of Milan, I founded my own studio in 2009, working as a designer and artist/illustrator for leading companies in the creative industry, including Apple, Nike, Alessi, Bosa and many others...

My creations are the result of a combination of art and design; utmost care for details, painstaking search for the harmony of shapes and poetic style characterize my projects.

One of my work’s priorities is the search for the expressive language of objects, which may fascinate people by evoking emotions.

My projects have been selected for various international exhibitions.

Since 2017, the Ministero degli Affari Esteri has appointed me as an Ambassador of Italian design in the world; in 2018 Ambasciatrice of Brera Design District.





Best emerging designer at the 2017 Milan Design Week


The first collection of bags by UP TO YOU ANTHOLOGY comes to life with an idea, a project