I am a 2D Character Animator, Stop Motion Animator, Animation Director, Illustrator, Storyboard Artist, Character Designer and Graphic Designer, as well as a Painter and an Engraver. I am a very versatile artist, who likes to portray the world through her imaginative eyes, giving a touch of magic and enchantment to all things around us.

My style has a lot of fantasy influence, probably an heritage from children and fairy tale books, and also my passion for epic and medieval stories and settings. I was also always a big fan of mangas. So my work is a mixture of all these influences and atmospheres.  

I attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, Italy (my home town), where I achieved a painting degree. I worked for two years as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer for an Italian publishing company specialized in children books. I then moved to London to attend the Post Graduate Course in 2D Character Animation at the London Animation Studio (Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design), graduating in 2008.
Since then I settled down in London to follow the animation path and dedicate myself to this beautiful art form and all the production pipeline related to it, as well as continuing my Illustration activity. 

Since I graduated I worked in quite a few London based studios, such as Bold Creative, PartizanLab, Chase Imagination, Trunk Animation, Picasso Pictures, Breakthru Films, Glasshead, Tandem Films and others, as an Animator as well as a Designer and Storyboard Artist. I also constantly freelance for a range of clients of all sorts, for commercial and independent projects

Since 2010 I have also been working as an Animation Tutor, running Stop Motion Animation workshops in primary and secondary schools and for various organizations across London, Museums, Theatres, and more recently I started lecturing Animation at Central Saint Martins.


                               PROFESSIONAL RESUME

The Illness Shortfilm. September 2017. Animator for the "The Illness", a short film about mental health awareness. 

Vestry House Museum: July 2017. TV Paint Animator for the film Starley Vestry.

 MoonBeast: June/July 2017. Character Designer/Illustrator for a graphic novel in the making about famous female warriors.

 Lynch Brothers: June 2017. Flash Animator for the election campaign video For more a year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DqiWqIJeTc&feature=youtu.be.

Central Saint Martins.
February/March 2017-Ongoing. Lecturer over the short course "Drawn Animation for beginners".

Cartoon Museum. December 2016-Ongoing. Animation Workshop Leader at the Cartoon Museum to Primary/Second Schools and Colleges.

Cashmirino. November 2016. Character Designer/Illustrator for a children's clothing Firm's website.

Seed Animation. October 2016. Photoshop and After Effect Animator on a series of animated gifs commissioned by Skype.

Animated Storyboards. Ongoing. Storyboard Artist for Commercial projects worldwide. https://animatedstoryboards.com/.

BBC Worldwide. July 2016. Flash Animator for the Doctor Who - The Power of the Daleks animated series.

Mati SRL. April/May/June 2016. Flash Animator for the educational TV series Pam Up.

HOWOW Studio. October-November 2015. 2D Animator/Designer on a number of projects, including the music video Winter Moves in for the folk band The Black Feathers.

TED-Ed. August 2015. Flash Animator for the documentary The History of the Great Wall of China. http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-makes-the-great-wall-of-china-so-extraordinary-megan-campisi-and-pen-pen-chen.

Baby TV. June 2015.Flash/AE Animator for an explainer video on the topic of stem cells.

Esperanza Film Productions. May 2015. Character Designer/Concept Artist for the animated short film Princess Clarisa.

Altitude Education. March 2015.Digital background/character Designer/Illustrator for the children educational app Learn with Pip. Here's the app: https://www.pippoplearning.com/.

Volition Media. February 2015. Flash Animator for Think Glucose, an explainer video for NHS and St. Thomas' Hospital.

Baby TV. January 2015. Flash/AE Animator for a promo video for the pet health care product Zylkène.

Desert Clouds. November 2014 - February 2016. Co-director, Character Designer, Storyboard Artist, Stop Motion Animator for a music video from the single Charred Home by the band Desert Clouds.

Kolanut Productions. October/December 2014. Flash Character Animator for the TV series Red Origins' promo video.

Chiswick Holiday Courses. July 2014-ongoing. Animation Head Tutor at the Ellen Wilkinson School premises.

Tinjo Studios. November 2013/June 2014. Storyboard Artist/Animator for the animated short film Mika Macaroni.

Blueprint TV. October 2013.Illustrator/Character Designer of an animated video pitch for Virgin Atlantic.

Bold Creative. September/October 2013. Compositor/Animator/Illustrator for the iPhone app of the marvellous John Lewis Christmas advert The Bear and the Hare. Here it is: http://www.johnlewis.com/inspiration-and-advice/az-of-christmas/bear-and-hare.

Lupus Films. Visual Storyboarding for Animation Master class. July 2013. I was chosen to be part of an exclusive masterclass held in the Lupus Films premises ran by former Disney Storyboard Artist Frank Gladstone to perfect my storyboarding skills.

ShaggyBush. April/June 2013. Flash Designer/Animator/Director of an intro for the Show Kidz Time TV. Here's the show's website (my animation is in the episode up there): http://kidztimetv.co.uk/.

Phink TV. April/May 2013. Storyboard Artist for a number of commercials in production.

Pasticherie/Donut Boys Studios, CA. February/June 2013. Traditional in between Animator and Compositor of an animated pilot for the TV series The Chalice of Evermoon.

Loud Magenta. June/July 2012. Flash Designer/Animator/Director of a promo video for the app Paipro.

Snazzy Alley. May 2012.Character Designer and Concept Artist for Snazzy Alley, an animated TV Series pitch.

Rosalind Stoddart/Steff Lee. February/April 2012. Flash Character Animator for the animated short film BB and his world. Here's the entire film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAH40bOMfWc.

POPS. February 2012. Flash Designer/Animator/Director of a short animation for an Android phone app.

Picasso Pictures. September/October 2011. Flash Animator on two commercials for Gulf Air.

Tandem Films. August 2011. Flash clean up Animator for the iPhone app Inovelon.

Pasticherie/Spider Eye. July/August 2011. Traditional Assistant Animator on the short film A to Z.

Here's the film: https://vimeo.com/63393501.

Pasticherie. February/March 2011. Traditional assistant Animator/AE Compositor for the project Oink.

Let me feel your finger first. May/June 2011. Traditional assistant animator/AE compositor for the project Post Colonial Cannibal, directed by Richard Squire. A little taster: https://vimeo.com/40359187.

Glasshead. January/February 2011. Flash Animator and Co - Director for the BBC web project Webwise.

Ewav Works. November/December 2010. Flash Animator for Being Red, an educational animated short film about HIV, which was made in occasion of the World AIDS day 2010. http://vimeo.com/17369881.

DC Turner/Prowl Media. October 2010. Flash clean up Animator for the short film Storm, based on a poem by Australian comedian Tim Minchin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhGuXCuDb1U&feature=feedf.

Bold Creative. July 2010. Flash clean up Animator for the short film Jihadist, commissioned by the Foreign Office.

Chase Imagination. July 2010. Flash shadow Animator for the Virgin Trains on-line game Don't go zombie.

Community Barnet. June/July 2010.Flash Animator/Co-Designer/Co-Director and workshop leader for the short film Sophia's Story, commissioned by Youth &Connexions and Community Barnet.

BreakThru Films. May 2010. Traditional Animator on the short film The Night Island, as part of The Flying Machine - the world of Chopin's Etudes, made in occasion of Chopin's 200th anniversary. Here's the film's trailer: https://vimeo.com/44925083.

Open Book/Tokyo Plastic. May - November 2010. Traditional Animator on The Autumn Sea, an animated short film directed by Tokyo Plastic and commissioned by MTV Europe. The film was made at Picasso Pictures Studio.

Chase Imagination. March 2010. Traditional Animator and Clean up Artist for the feature film Gallow Walkers.

Trunk Animation/Zeppelin Films. January/February 2010.Flash clean up Animator on the short film The man with the cardboard head, by Pedro Lino. Here is the official trailer of the film: https://vimeo.com/12672300.

Loolatopia. July/September 2009.Flash Animator for the children karaoke music video Superhero Street.

Bitbots. August 2009. Toy Designer for Bitbots, a London based vinyl toy company. http://www.bitbots.co.uk.

Chase Imagination. April/May 2009.Traditional Animator for the short film Samurai, for History Channel.

Empress Stah. March/April 2009.Flash Animator/Director for a video which was part of the Trapeze/Burlesque show Zero G.

Bold Creative. February 2009. Flash Animator for two sequences as part of the documentary Find your talent.

Partizan Lab. November 2008. Colorist on the traditionally animated music video Violent and young, by the band Iglu and Hartly. Here's the whole video: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=BkEOapzcIZc.

National Gallery. February - September 2008. Graduation film commissioned by National Gallery for the project Transcriptions.

EDUCATION

2007 - 2008. Post Graduate Diploma in 2D Character Animation

University of the Arts, London Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, School of Graphic and Industrial Design 2 - 6 Catton Street, London, WC1R 4AA.

1999 - 2005. Painting Degree

Rome Academy of Fine Arts

222 Via Ripetta, Rome, 08186 Italy.

1994 - 1999. Advertising and Logo Graphic Design Diploma

Rome Art State Institute

45 Via Argoli, Rome, 00100 Italy.

SOFTWARE SKILLS: Animate, Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Elements CC, After Effects CC.

London, September 2017