About me

Hi everybody,

I’m Erika and I was born in 1986. This is my personal Master Thesis blog of my project supervised by Gillian Crampton Smith and Philip Tabor. Here you will find all useful information related with my thesis project: I Mirabilia, three interactive dolls for hospitalized children. Visit my website!

EDUCATION

2011 / I gained my Master Degree in Visual and Multimedia Communication, specialising in Interaction Design (Iuav University of Venice, Faculty of Design and Arts) with mark 110/110 cum laude with the project of this website.

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 at the Institute of Arts, Ferrara.

EXPERIENCES

Currently / I’m employed as interaction and visual designer at Fjord Madrid, after a 5-months internship in 2010.

2011 / I Mirabilia, has been presented at the Fjord Berlin office during the Fjord Kitchen event. Read the page of the event on Facebook.

2009 / editing of the showreel shown at Fiera della Creatività, Florence, for 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

2012 / I Mirabilia, the project of this blog, has been selected as Nation Winner: Spain/Portugal in the Student category of the Braun Prize 2012.

2012 / I Mirabilia, the project of this blog, has been selected as winner of the European Youth Awards 2012 in “Fight poverty, hunger and disease” category.

2011 / I Mirabilia, the project of this blog, has been selected as winner of the ICSR International conference on social robotics 2011.

2011 / I Mirabilia, the project of this blog, has been selected as winner of the Non-Browser Based category at Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2011. Read the Icograda article and my page on ADAA website.

2011 / I Mirabilia, the project of this blog, has been selected to be published as winner at Ambience 2011 – international conference about smart textile – in Boras, Sweden.

2011 / I Mirabilia, the project of this blog, has been selected to be published as paper by Studies in Material Thinking.

2011 / I Mirabilia, the project of this blog, has been shortlisted by 2012 IXDA Awards ‘Empowering – enabling people go beyond their limits’ category.

2011 / 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 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.

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