Nando Pappalardo begins his walk into the field of IT at the age of 13 when, using is Commodore64, he develops his first applications using Basic. Due to several reasons (which you can read into, if you are interested) he is forced to drop his studies and follow a degree course in Mechanic Engineering -a field he is not really interested in- only in order to please his family.
In 1996, he and his father open a business activity in seafood products which, despite the good income, doesn’t distract him from his love for IT that has him spending his nights in front of the computer screen studying and increasing his competence and skills.
In 2002, despite the excellent income granted by the family business, he finally drops his family activity to resume his studies in IT, which is why he moves to Piedmont for a while.
Once his studying period was over and he went back to Sicily, he founds Edi Group, an IT and business consulting company helping local companies to get a complete web service, both technically and in marketing.and in marketing.
Starting from 2006, he is also a Microsoft Trainer and Web Design lecturer in several local and private Professional Training institutes, often covering the role of course designer.
In 2009, he creates Your Inspiration Web, a blog/community that will, in time, become a real landmark for many italian web designers.
In 2011, Your Inspiration Web becomes effectively a business activity; in the same year, he organises the first Italian conference entirely about Web Design for freelancers.
In just a few months Your Inspiration grew exponentially, extending its development team and competing to the top levels of the international market in selling WordPress Templates.
A new adventure begins in 2012, he becomes the protagonist of a new organizational structure, with international partners, new initiatives and new possibilities. Your Inspiration Themes is finally born, a worldwide marketplace for WordPress Templates.
In 2013 he successfully organises the second edition of the Italian conference about Web Design for freelancers, which is attended by almost 200 people from all around Italy and beyond.
The WordPress themes developed by his Team, in collaboration with the new international partners reach the first million dollars in sales.
In 2013 he creates the One Year Together project, the first complete multimedia course for freelance Web Designers, with a 13 months long teaching program and using the biggest collection of unedited audio and video lessons ever shared on the subject.
In December 2013 Your Inspiration also becomes a publishing firm. For the occasion, a book called “Freelance Web Design” is published and made available in physical and digital form.
Your Inspiration grows constantly, in January 2014 the team is made of 18 people.
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