About

Hello, I am an experienced Digital Designer, with a background in fine arts, illustration and visual storytelling.

I have strong art/creative direction competencies, with good problem solving skills and always aiming to find the best visual solutions to complex projects.

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//SKILLS

Digital design
Illustration
Motion design
2D traditional animation
Puppet/vector animation
Storyboard art
Video production and editing

//SOFTWARE

Adobe Creative Suite CC2019 (Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, After Effects, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Audition)

Final Cut Pro X

Cinema 4D

//PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

October 2018 – Present – CIPD
151 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1JQ 
Phone: (+44)20 8612 6200      
as Digital Designer, 2D motion graphics designer, Content Developer
Duties: >> Creation of animated videos and video making/editing in the Learn and Development Team at CIPD

April 2017 – April 2018 – KINESOMANIA
6 Nelson Mews, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1AL 
Phone: (+44)800 122 3387
E-mail: simon.jennings@kinesomania.com
as Art director, 2D animator, 2D motion graphics designer Duties: >> Art direction and creation of animated videos, motion graphic design.

July 2016 – April 2017 – CLAN Celentano
Via della Guastalla 11, Milano, Italy
Phone: [+39]02 5990 0690
E-mail: info@clancelentano.it
as Visual Development Artist for the Animated TV Series “Adrian”;
Duties: >> Visual develpoment, character design, prop design, background design;

February 2016 – July 2017 – European Institute of Design
Via Amatore Sciesa 4, Milan, Italy
Phone: [+39]02 579 6951
E-mail: info@iedmilano.it
as Thesis Assistant for the Master of Animation 2016; Photoshop Teacher for the first year students of Illustration.
Duties: >> Assisting the Students of the Master throughout all the process of their Animation Thesis development;
>> Teaching the foundations, tools and techniques for design, drawing and digital painting in Photoshop CC.

September 2012 – September 2014 – European University Institute
Via dei Roccettini 9, Fiesole (FI), ltaly
Phone: [+39] 055 4685 373
E-mail: info@eui.eu
as Graphic and Web Designer for the Communications Service;
Duties: >> Graphic design for Academic and Institutional Publications;
>> Logo Design for Academic European Projects;
>> Graphic and Web Design for EUI web pages, newsletters,applications;
>> Video making for Projects, Conferences and PhD Advertising;
>> Management of webpages and newsletter services;

August 2009 – March 2010 – Cometafilm S.r.l.
via Buonarroti 30, 00185, Rome (Italy).
Phone: [+39]06 6832740
E-mail:  produzione@cometafilm.com
as Background Artist for the TV Series “Pipi, Pupu and Rosemary”;
Duties: >> Creation of backgrounds for several episodes of the TV Series, based on the layouts provided by several Animation Studios working on the project;

 2009 – 2019 – Freelance activity
Includes:
Timbuktu Labs (now Rebel Girls),
Disney Publishing International,
Raw Power Productions,
ANDI,
Compagnia di Sanpaolo,
Xenia Creative,
Movimenti Productions,
Digital Tales,
Forge Reply.

//EDUCATION

2010 – 2011 –MFA student in animation and visual development at the ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY (San Francisco,CA)

2006 – 2009 – BACHELOR’S DEGREE in ILLUSTRATION AND ANIMATION attended at IED-EUROPEAN  INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, Milano (Italy).     

//LANGUAGES

Italian: native
English: fluent
Spanish: basic