My first Picture Book came out in 2005. Since then I have been publishing with different publishers and I took part in several exhibitions in Italy and abroad, in recent times I approached the fascinating world of Greeting cards, designing some cards published in the UK and US. Usually I combine hand drawing with painting, various materials and computer graphics, creating a sort of mixed media collage.

Work Samples

  • CHRISTMAS CARDS

Work History

PROFILE An experienced and talented artist illustrator with a strong background in classic 2D drawing and painting, and ability to use graphics software. Worked mainly in publishing, greeting cards design and advertising but versatile and interested to explore new possibilities for work. Has a positive and enthusiastic attitude to creative work. SKILLS • Excellent freehand drawing • Proficiency: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign. • Able to work to a brief, solve problems creatively and adapt my style if needed. • Eye for detail • Good time management, able to meet tight deadlines • Good team worker to achieve common goals EXPERIENCE Freelance Illustrator [2005-present] Picture Books, Book Jackets, Greeting Cards, Diaries, Stationery, Posters, Wall stickers etc. I created images from the initial sketch to the final illustrations. I studied the story, the brief or project to illustrate; identified the target, style and deadlines with publishers or clients. At all stages I coordinated with the author of the text, graphic designer and publisher. I worked for different publishers in Italy, France, UK, US, and various Italian clients including Non-Profit Organizations. Freelance Graphic Designer [2000-2012] CD covers and booklets, Advertising, Catalogues, Packaging etc. I developed creative projects from brief to completion. Designed brand identity, print layouts and illustrations for a variety of clients, including musicians, companies, medical, educational and public institutions. OTHER EXPERIENCE Drawing and Visual Art Expert in Educational Institutions [2004-2011] I have held various seminars in Post-Graduate Courses, workshops in Mental Health Departments, courses in Secondary Schools. My task was to transmit to students of various ages and needs my knowledge in the field of visual arts and follow them in the educational process to achieve objectives accessible to their level of understanding and preparation. As a volunteer, I have held workshops and meetings with young people and children in under-privileged areas. Set Designer [1990-2002] I have been a designer’s assistant in many Theatrical Shows and in two Italian Films. My tasks were researching the right historical or contemporary details for the production, sketching design ideas, creating effective designs within the available budget. Showrooms Interior Designer [1991-1999] I planned and supervised the design and decoration of showrooms for some Italian brands and designed their stands in international fairs. Set Decorator [1989-1990] I’ve worked as Set Decorator at Scen Art, Naples (Italy).

Education

  • Academy of Fine Arts, Naples (Italy).

    • BA in Fine Arts (Major in Set Design) Fine Arts
    • 1985 - 1989

Specialties

Awards

AWARDS •First prize fiction 9-11 and Jury’s Special Mention to “The Top Shop of Lost dreams”: Mariele Ventre Prize. Sasso di Castalda (Italy) - 2009. •Jury’s Special Mention for illustration: “Behind…inside…beyond the mirror” Prize. Biella (Italy) - 2004. SELECTED EXHIBITIONS •“Ecopink”, London Design festival, 2011 London (UK) •“The Colours of Sacred” 2007/2009/2012, Padua (Italy)...
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