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16 N. 3rd Street
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Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Via Ombrone 14
00198 Roma
Tel. +39.06.647.81980
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Our Team


Eligio Sgaramella


Co-founder of iperdesign, Eligio Sgaramella is responsible for creative strategies, client consulting, graphic design and advertising services. Eligio began developing his skills in 1995 while working on a freelance basis, gaining valuable experience in packaging, graphics and advertising design along the way. In 1997, he graduated from the Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome, and found employment until 1999 with the Dorland agency. There he developed projects for clients such as Nissan, Globalstar, Elsacom, Citycom and others. From 1999 to 2001, Eligio refined his instincts as the art director of Italia Magazine, a periodical based in New York featuring Italian fashion and design. His move to New York also represented the beginning of iperdesign in the U.S. market. Eligio also brings experience gained as an associate art director at a Philadelphia marketing firm, working on such accounts as Ramada, Budget, Avis and Alfred Angelo.

Anthony Groves


Since joining iperdesign in 2004, Anthony Groves has headed up the studio, with responsibility for creative strategy, design execution and protecting the brand standards of our clients. Anthony is a 1996 graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design in Ohio, where he earned a degree in Illustration and Advertising. Throughout his career, he has specialized in combining the two into high quality computer illustration and graphics for marketing, advertising and corporate identity projects in virtually all media. Prior to joining iperdesign, Anthony honed his skills at a marketing firm in Philadelphia, and before that, in the art department of major travel company. His clients before iperdesign included StorkCendant CorporationABFS and Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Anthony also brings a variety of freelance experience to the table including pharmaceutical, non-profits, entertainment companies and athletic clothing design.

Beth Anne Mandia


Beth Anne has managed iperdesign’s client services department since December 2011, managing countless projects and further developing the company’s outreach. The scope of her client management expertise extends to rebrandingevent marketing and television commercial production. She has spent the past 14 years honing her skills and gaining success in a variety of marketing roles, from her involvement in NutriSystem‘s rebranding and advertising campaign that led to a 2781% profit increase (no joke, that’s a real number!) over a five year period, to fostering the national sponsorship of several annual LGBT community film festivals for Avis. An avid baker and new mother, Beth Anne continually rolls up her sleeves and tackles every job that comes her way, keeping a close eye on the ROI and balancing creativity with client goals.

Zach Patten


Since joining the iperdesign team in April 2011, Zach manages several clients and communicates new project requests and revisions directly with the studio design team. Zach is a 2008 graduate of Rowan University, where he earned his B.A. in Writing Arts with concentrations in both journalism and creative writing. During his undergraduate studies, he worked as a section editor for Campus Philly, which he credits with teaching him the importance of a quality internship program. As a result, Zach overhauled iperdesign’s program and has continued forging new partnerships with local universities to ensure students get the most of their time in the iperdesign studio. When he’s not marking up PDFs and keeping the server organized, Zach enjoys volunteering at a local non-profit and dreams of earning his license as a helicopter pilot.

Charlotte Markward


Charlotte brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to the iperdesign studio, serving as Senior Designer since March 2010. A graduate of Tyler School of Art, her 15+ years of experience have made her an expert in all things digital and print. Charlotte’s specialties lie in website design, annual reports, magazine/advertisement layout and brochures. Prior to joining the iperdesign team, she exercised her creative mind as Senior Designer at LF Banks + Associates, then later served as Senior Art Director at Creative Strategy Group.

Emily Ballas


Emily plays a major role in the day-to-day completion of print, web and digital media projects, especially those which require quick turnarounds. After graduating from Drexel University with her B.S. in Graphic Design in 2009, Emily worked as a designer for The Society of Hospital Medicine before joining the iperdesign team in August 2011. She has had a hand in the design of countless projects over the past year, including annual reports, email marketing campaigns, brand development, iPhone apps and webpages.


Nicola Di Cosmo


Co-founder of iperdesign, Nicole Di Cosmo is our director of marketing strategy, research and multimedia services. From 1997 to 1999, Nicola collaborated with ID&A studio in Rome designing products for their clients Bormioli Rocco and Colle Cristal Design, before graduating from the ISIA in Rome in 1999. His thesis work consisted of research on digital products and was entitled “Materia in formazione, cartografia per un nuovo iperdesign del prodotto digitale.” It was during a move to New York City that Nicole worked as a multimedia designer for Material ConneXion, Inc. Today, he is back in Rome representing iperdesign’s services there.

Andrea Cavallari


Since joining iperdesign in 2008, Andrea Cavallari has brought a whole new level of technology expertise to our programming team. C#, Pascal, Java, PL/SQL, Oracle, TomCat, XML, HTML, Javascript, VB.NET 2.0, Visual Basic 6.0, ASP 3.0 and ASP.NET are among the many languages he’s fluent in. Prior to iperdesign, Andrea’s experience was honed largely in software development and analysis for a variety of business environments, including banking and finance both in Italy and Ireland. He completed his studies at ITIS Industrial Institute of Informatics, and continues to stay up to date on the latest trends and innovations whenever they arise.