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PERSONAL PROFILE

I am an Italian visual artist/model maker. I love making, drawing, graffiti and have a strong passion for animation. I believe in the power of crafts and the use of new technologies to inspire creativity and drive change.

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BIOGRAPHY

I was born in 1986 in a small town in the Salento; the rural ‘heel’ of the south of Italy. It was there that as a small child with an instinctive passion for the visual arts I quickly took to drawing and design.

I carried my interests with me to school and when my secondary education eventually ended I came away with a High School Diploma in Graphic Design and Photography.

In 2010 in Milan together with a group of friends I helped establish an experimental workshop specializing in silk screen printing among other activities. We were based in the historical headquarters of alternative youth culture in Milan: The Leoncavallo. This artistic colony, first founded there in the 1970’s,  brought together many creative individuals and groups involved in the visual arts such as music, theatre and video. It also drew in many engaged in poetry, sculpture and painting, etc. The Leoncavallo buildings were originally the site of an old printing works and as such they offered a large area of available covered space.  Our small group of silk screeners and arty types made our home there, those were exciting and formative times.
In the meantime the State University awarded me a BA Degree in Industrial Design and after another two years of specialization, in  July of 2013 my further qualifications were recognized at a European  level when I was awarded an MA in Product Service System Design.

It was while sharing the experiences and influence of others that my own inspirational style began to evolve.

When it comes to graphic design, sculpture and animatronics  my interest in the use of new instruments and techniques has always been open minded.  So in this period I set about searching them out. Well, I found them and  got to use them and I am continuing to this day to develop and refine the new skills associated with them.

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Interests:

Stop Motion Animation, Model Prototype & 3D Print, Animatronic, VFX, SFX Graffiti, Illustration, Tattoo, Screen print, Letterpress, Game Design

Technical Skills:

  • Modeling, Sculpting, Mould Making, Rig- ging, Mechanics, Silicone Casting, Soldering, Pattern Making, Fitting, Stitching and Sewing

  • Sketching, Painting, Airbrushing, Printing
  • Material, Textile and Color knowledge

- 2D design:

Corel painter
Adobe Illustrator
Photoshop
Indesign

- 3D modeling:

Rhinoceros
Z-brush
Autodesk Mudbox
Autodesk Maya
Autodesk Fusion360
Autodesk Alias

- Video making:

Adobe After Effects
Adobe Premiere
Dragon Frame
OpenToonz

- Virtual prototyping:

Virtools (Interactive virtual reality)

- Rapid prototyping:

Cura
Arduino IDE

- Reverse modeling:


PolyWorks (Triangulation)
Iwitnes (photogrammetry)
David Laserscanner (Triangulation)
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WORK EXPERIENCE

06/2018 – 07/2018
PROPS AND PUPPET MAKER @ DADOMANI STUDIO – MILANO

main tasks: Props design, making and maintenance. Stage setting. Puppet making/rigging

client: Eylea

09/2012 – 06/2018

FREELANCE WORKER:

Main tasks: Illustrations, Concept-Art, Matte Paint, Visual, Story-Board, Animation, Motion Graphic, Model Prototype, 3D Model and Render.

Main clients: EDI- Effetti Digitali Italiani, Creativi Fè, Brand portal, Immage building, Northern power system Srl, and more…

01/2012 – 06/2012

GRAPHIC DESIGNER (INTERN) @ INAREA IDENTITY ARCHITECTURE- MILANO

Main tasks: Concept Development, Illustration, Video Animation, Rough, Trend Research and Brain Storming

Main clients: BNL, ENEL, MTV, AIRC, etc.

EDUCATION

2011 – 2013
MA in Product Service System Design (International course) – Politecnico di Milano (MI).

2006 – 2011
BA Degree in Industrial Design – Politecnico di Milano (MI).

2008 – 2011 Product Design / 2006 – 2008 Fashion & Costume Design

1999 – 2005
High School Diploma in Graphic Design and Photography – Istituto Statale D’arte “G. Toma” – Galatina (LE).

AWARDS

05/2010
First prize winner of the Think Tank Student Design Award: awarded for its multichannel approach to retail, the “Rock’n Scroll” project creates a new interactive platform to play, buy and share music.

TRAINING

03/2005 – 05/2005
Comic Art Short course: Traditional comic techniques, character archetypes, character design and scenario frame.

09/2004 – 02/2005
Sculpture and Restoration Short course

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EVENTS & PUBLICATIONS

 

12/2013
ZEALOUS X, Showcase and Graffiti Live – OXO Tower Gallery – London (UK)

06/2013
SUN SEA & SPRAY, International Urban Art Festival – Blackpool (UK)

03/2013
AMAZING ART – URBAN TRIANGLE
, Collective Showcase Spazio Concept Gallery – Milan (Tortona District)

06/2012
PICTURIN – International Graffiti Festival – Turin

04/2012
EGO – Screen printing workshop and wall total repaint in collaboration with international street artists. Leoncavallo Lab – Milan

02/2012
O2 EXHIBITION,
Graffiti Art exhibition during the Olympic Games O2 Arena – London (UK)

11/2011
GRAFFITI ALL STAR MAGAZINE #14, Press review
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9/2011
COMBAT PRIZE BOOK, Press review
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7/2011
URBAN TALES PROJECT, Street art event for the urban requalification A.N.C.I. – Foggia

08/2010
SH(OUT)!!! , Urban Art Exchange –  Amsterdam (NL)

05/2010
POLI-MI PAVILLION , Interior Design and Installation Salone del Mobile – Milan

12/2009
DO THE WRITING, Regional Street Art meeting, promoted by I.N.W.A.R.D. – Lecce

08/2009
PUGLIA CREATIVA, Live painting performance
Fiera del Levante – Bari

07/2008
BIENNALE DI BARI, Graffiti Live performance – Bari

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