“The world is often ugly and cruel, I wanted to create something beautiful.”
“Dedicated to bringing people together through the power of
I.K. is a lifestyle E-mag, a celebration of the arts, fashion and creative talents from all over the world.
We at I.K. love to feature international artists, writers (often in English and their own native tongue), fascinating folk, and those in the fashion industry who come from different backgrounds and nationalities.
We truly believe that the diversity is divine, and In an array of shapes and colors, the world has never looked so good. So….please sit back, have a cup of Java or tea, and enjoy.
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Who we are…..
Most important, in an age when beauty is so often defined by one standard, Internationally Known will provide a platform for not just creative, accomplished individuals and businesses, but also those of different backgrounds, ages, and ethnicity.
How to Support US
IK is a spotlight for those who have accomplished a great deal in their work and can inspire others. In terms of writers, IK works with a talented international group of writers who can be featured here in a kind and supportive environment.
As of now, to help keep us up and running, please support the E-Mag by clicking on ads and please spread the word. Retweet our tweets, (https://twitter.com/IKinternational) have you or someone you know who is accomplished in the fields of art, music or fashion do a profile. We cannot exist without readers. So visit us often!
Creator of I.K
Gaya began to write at age nine when she wrote a play about a little girl who lived in a candyland (the dentist was the bad guy). Years later, she went into dance as a teacher, then corporate business, sales, and finally teaching.
Despite all her different occupations, she always remained true to her first love: writing. Since then, she has written for online sites, PR media, print and many financial sites and corporations. She has a BA in international affairs, an MFA in writing and English, and has studied writing and fashion all over the world. Her love for art began as a child when her parents exposed her to art, took her art museums, and taught her about art and artists. She studied art and art history in college as a student in Rome.
Her profiles have included world renowned artists, businessmen, and those in the entertainment field while she has done PR work for several PR companies both here and abroad.
Gaya currently is the Communications Director of World Finance News www.wfn1.com and the PR manager for several prominent artists.
As an Asian American, who had the pleasure of living in places such as Hawaii, New York, Paris, and Italy, she wanted to also incorporate her experiences into the site, and how these grand destinations influenced her own style.
This site is dedicated to creative caring minds everywhere, and in loving memory of my sister, the greatest composer, pianist and vocalist I’ve ever known. Art, music and creativity were so much a part of her life, I want to continue and support those who pursue the same passions- Gaya
Editor at Large: Silvia Minocchi, Italia
Handles Italian content, oversees interviews.
Lead Graphic and Web Consultant: Michael Firman, USA
Michael has worked in the digital industry for over twenty years. Having worked for top companies such as Hyundai and Disney, he is currently working with a top technical company on the West Coast. His specialties include websites, applications, front-end semantic, mobile-first, responsive design, navigation, product/image carousels, e-commerce/shopping cart, E-mail blasts, web banners, interactive, video, wire framing, high-fidelity mockups, social media and debugging. [Print] Branding.
|Mr. Michael Firman|
Directors of I.T. and Social Media: The Dutta Brothers, India
The Dutta Brothers are a powerhouse in Social Media and I.T. They hail from India and graduates of prestigious universities. Though both are in their early twenties, they are highly experienced having working with major corporations and business entities.
Special Featured Writers/Artists:
Special Featured Contributor: Jimmy Wilson USA
|Mr. Jimmy Wilson|
Featured Writer: Nella Triolo, Italy
Born in Ribera, a comune in the province of Agrigento in Sicily, Nella is a fascinating writer and woman. She is a wife and mother to twins (both brother and sister were some of Italy’s finest Judo black belts and now successful in their own careers). The first of four children, Nella tragically lost her own sister who then only forty-six to breast cancer.
At just four years old, Nella moved to London with her parents and returned when she was fourteen to Italy. Although she missed London, she soon fell in love with not just Sicily and its beauty, but also a handsome Italian (with whom she describes “bello come il sole, gorgeous as the sun”) After working in many sectors, including hair styling, fashion, and as a seamstress, she then got married and had twins, Fabiana and Giuseppe. She moved first to Trieste and then to Tuscany. After years of balancing her life, working and taking care of children, she now keeps herself busy by working in her daughter’s dentist office, writing, dancing and reading. She is an expert chef, and will share with us some of her recipes, all made with natural ingredients. Some of her favorite authors are Sicilian author Andrea Camilleri, Pirandello, Nicholas Sparks, Alice Sebold and Camus while she adores American cinematic actors: from Denzel Washington, Tom Selleck to Morgan Freeman.
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|Nella Triolo visiting her elementary school|
Special Featured Writer: Giorgio Dimichina USA
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Giorgio Dimichina fell in love with art at a young age. After moving to the states with his parents, he eventually became a successful commercial artist working with companies such as Mazda and Pepsi. Eventually, with the encouragement of his aunt and his wife, Susan, Giorgio opened up an art studio and began to paint. Self-taught, Giorgio’s work is recognized and admired all over the world. His work is currently on display at the Artist Eye Gallery in Orange County, California.
For more, please go to www.artbygiorgio.com
Born in Vallo Della Lucania in 1982, Toni Viterale was the mayor of the picturesque commune of Rofrano, in the province of Salerno. One of the youngest mayors ever to occupy that position, Toni, who currently resides in Rofrano, worked hard while in political office to raise awareness about the environment and tackle on complex issues such as immigration and unemployment.
After Viterale left the political arena, he has remained active in the community. He is now the project director of an insurance company, and is busy working on three local programs: S.E.nT.I.eRi in Campania amd SEnT.I.eRi dell’Arte , “We work on the development of rural areas and integrate the younger generation into all these activiities. ”Take P.Art!” is an international cultural exange that promotes art and human rights.
Toni has studied politics, law and English and has written extensively about politics and the environment. As a featured writer for Internationally Known, Toni will write about life in the Southern regions of Italy, culture and politics. His articles will be both in English and Italian.
Our International Panel of Contributors:
Many Thanks to our international writers
Deepa Kotwani, India Freelance Writer. Fashion
Staff Writer: Daniel Huerte, Mexico Freelance Blogger and Writer
Violet Tay, Singapore: Voiceover Actress, Writer and Fashion Blogger
David Lagourde, Fashion, France
Staff Writer: Roxana Acosta Sosa, Argentina: Lifestyle, cuisine.
Staff Writer Daniel Huerte, Mexico
Staff Writer, Roxana Acosta Sosa, Argentina