About me

Hi everybody, I'm Erika and I was born in 1986 in a small italian village in the middle of nowhere.

> education

2011 / I graduated in Iuav’s master programme in Visual and Multimedia Communication with 110 cum laude, specialising in Interaction Design with a thesis called I Mirabilia based on three interactive dolls for hospitalized children.

2008 / I gained full marks 110/110 in my first degree, in Industrial Design, at the Faculty of Design and Arts, Iuav University of Venice.

2005 / I obtained my Diploma with full marks 100/100 at the Institute of Art, Ferrara.

> experience

Currently / I'm working at Fjord in Madrid as interaction and visual designer.

2010 / I've done a 5-months internship at Fjord in Madrid as interaction and visual designer.

2009 / Editing of the showreel for Festival della Creatività of Florence, about the projects of the Interaction Design programme in Venice.

2008 / I did a 3-months internship at Mollusco e Balena, a graphic agency based in Bologna. With whom I still collaborate doing logos, brochures and graphic for websites.

> awards
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2011 / I Mirabilia winner of ICSR 2011, international conference on social robotics - Design Competition

The project I Mirabilia has been shortlisted for the 2012 IXDA Awards, 'Empowering" category.

The project I Mirabilia has been selected as winner at the Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2011, non-browser based project category. Read the article by Icograda about the winners.

The project I Mirabilia has been selected as a speech and to be published as a paper by Ambience 11 - Smart textiles international conference, November 2011 in Boras (Sweden).

Project finalist at the 10th edition of the Francisco Mantecòn International Advertising Poster Design Competition, sponsored by Bodegas Terras Gauda Wineries.

2010 / The project Liasion has been selected as finalist at the Adobe Design Achievement Awards and the iPhone app Madeleine as semifinalist.

2009 / The project la città delle capre gialle, based on six hand-illustrations, won the Giovane Grafica Italiana competition, sponsored by the City of Milan and the graphic studio Camuffo Lab, and a 3-day internship with graphic designers Erik Kessels, Richard van der Laken and Harmen Liemburg.

2008 / My project for a teaspoon, Lello, was selected for the Nutella & Fruits competition sponsored by Interni magazine and won a week’s internship with product designer Giulio Iacchetti.

strengths

My main interests are interaction design and illustration. My main strengths are in generating concepts and ideas, making interaction flows and sketching the scenarios. I can fit myself very well in working with other people sharing knowledges and skills. I particularly like to do and develop the graphic style of the projects as interfaces and icons. I love all kinds of art and design, work in an artistic ceramics workshop, and model by hand.

I’m experienced with Adobe Suite CS5 especially with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. I have some experience in using Flash and Final Cut. I had also a basic approach in programming with Processing, Arduino and Flash AS3.