- New York, NY
Co-Founder / Executive Creative Director, Refinery29
Piera Gelardi is Executive Creative Director and founding partner of the award-winning lifestyle digital media company, Refinery29. She leads a growing team of creatives who bring the brand to life online and IRL through original content, branded campaigns, video, and events. She and her team have won numerous awards and honors including CLIO Image, American Illustration, Webby’s, Digiday Publishing, and a spot on the Inc 500 list of most innovative companies. In 2014, Piera co-authored Refinery29’s first book, the New York Times best seller, Style Stalking. Piera is also a jury member for the CLIO Image Awards and the Webby Awards, and holds a seat on the AIGA/NY Board of Directors.
Prior to the launch of Refinery29, Piera was Photo Director at CITY magazine, which won an ASME for Best Photography as well as numerous SPD awards under her direction. When she’s not burning the midnight oil at Refinery29, she’s breaking it down on the dance floor, gallery hopping, religiously sending snail mail, or indulging her love of adventures in far-flung places. Piera lives in Brooklyn.