Giuseppe Belli is originally from Moss Side Manchester. He graduated from Birmingham Polytechnic under Christopher Morley, and then the Slade School of Art under Peter Snow and Yolanda Sonnabend. He is the only theatre designer to receive the Worshipful Company of Painters award for fine art at the Slade School and he became a Freeman of the Guild in 1999.
Aside from his own work and collaborations with Emma, he has also produced many art works for other artists and production designers internationally including Damien Hurst; installations for Alexander McQueen and collaborations with sculptor John Humphreys. He is an associate lecturer at the University of Lincoln and the University of Huddersfield and delivers lectures and master classes at other regional universities in theatre design and cross art forms.