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About Me

I am a well-rounded designer focused on user interface and experience design, but also much into coding.

I craft digital products and services that put people first.


Strengths and Skills

Versatility

I have a well-rounded understanding of the design process and I am able to contribute to the success of a project at several levels: analysis, research, conception, design and production.

Concept Generation

I generate effective design concepts and strategies in response to goals and within the requirements and constraints of a project.

Clarity

I am at ease in explaining and discussing research findings, concepts and ideas, detailed deliverables, design decisions and rationales — both verbally and visually — and I am able to tie them back to project goals.

Cross-field Background

I have a robust cross-field technical background and experience in digital, print and video fields, as well as a strong knowledge of the fundamentals and basics of typography, language of images (static and dynamic) and layout.

Knowledge of Media Forms

I handle various media forms — included but not limited to sequential art and cinematographic language — and I am able to match and mix them to the best.

Cross-platform, Cross-device

I have been crafting digital artefacts for multiple platforms — Android, iOS and native web — and devices — mobile, tablet and desktop — adopting from case to case the most suitable design principles and patterns.

Sketching and Prototyping

While iterating through the design phase in search of the best solution, I resort to sketching and prototyping — whether in paper, video or code — to promptly put ideas into shape and validate them.

Keen Eye

I believe incisive designs are very much informed by details. I am keen to get the small things right and consistent, from micro-typographic refinements to finishing touches of a project.

Design Software

I am well-experienced with the most common Adobe software: Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects and Flash. I have been particularly fond and happy of designing in Sketch lately.

Love for Coding

I am a designer who loves coding and I am hands-on in front end web development. I consider a text editor on a par with paper and pencil and screen and cursor when it comes to designing.

Coding Fluency

I am extremely fluent in HTML5, CSS3, SCSS and Compass and quite proficient in LESS, XML, XPath and XSLT. I have a basic knowledge of Javascript, jQuery, XSLT and Processing too.

Design in the Browser

Given that crafting static visuals is irreplaceable for defining the look-and-feel of an interface, I believe designing in the browser is an extremely valuable approach to take the best out of responsive or adaptive sites.


Experience

May 2016 – Present
Senior Visual Designer
I-AM Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey

May 2014 – April 2016
Visual Designer
Fjord Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey

Jul 2009 – present
Visual & Interaction Designer
Self-employed/Freelancer
Venice, Italy

Nov 2010 – Jul 2012
Visual Communication/Interaction Designer
Wolfgang Scheppe Associates
Venice, Italy

Oct 2010 – May 2011
Web Designer
IUAV University of Venice
Venice, Italy

Jul – Aug 2010
Graphic Designer + Digital Producer
Wolfgang Scheppe Associates for British Council
British Pavillion, Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy


Education

graduate degree
Oct 2007 – Apr 2010
Visual Communication and Multimedia
full marks and honors: 110/110 cum laude
Faculty of Arts and Design, IUAV University of Venice, Venice, Italy

undergraduate degree
Oct 2004 – Nov 2007
Industrial Design (focus on graphic design)
full marks: 110/110
Faculty of Arts and Design, IUAV University of Venice, Venice, Italy

diploma
Sept 1998 – Jul 2004
Secondary school with an emphasis on sciences
full marks: 100/100
Liceo Scientifico Galileo Galilei, San Donà di Piave, Venice, Italy