Born in Milan, Lombardy, 1931. He studied architecture in Milan and Venice and started working as a product and graphic designer with his wife Lella, an architect. At the end of the 1950s he moved to the U.S.A. and taught at the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago. In 1960 he came back to Milan establishing Vignelli Design and working for major clients, including Brionvega, LaRinascente, Olivetti, Piccolo Teatro, and Pirelli. In 1965 he co-founded Unimark International with Bob Noorda, one of the greatest design firms ever. He moved to New York, designing the identity of American Airlines, Ford, Knoll, and the New York Subway. In 1971 he established Vignelli Associates, focusing on corporate identity, editorial design, and packaging. Member of AGI. He was awarded numerous prizes, including two Compasso d’Oro and the 1983 AIGA Gold Medal. He died in New York City, New York, 2014.