Hi everybody, I'm Erika and I was born in 1986 in a small italian village in the middle of nowhere.
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.
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.
2011 / I Mirabilia winner of ICSR 2011, international conference on social robotics - Design Competition
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).
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.
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.