About


Salvatore Scandurra (Turi)

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// PROFILE

I’m an experienced Creative Designer and Producer with a strong background in visual storytelling.
I use new technologies to produce and deliver story-first, design-led content, bringing life and emotion into things that move on a screen.


// SKILLS

Creative Design and Media Production

  • Creative digital design
  • Advanced motion graphics
  • Code-based animated infographics
  • Storyboarding and pre-visualization
  • Corporate video production, from concept to delivery
  • Video editing and color grading
  • Recording and writing for podcasts
  • Illustration of most styles and media

Web and App Development

  • UX/UI design, digital product and interaction design
  • Fluent in JavaScript, Node.js, Python, C/C++, Lua, PHP, HTML, CSS
  • Git, Docker
  • Pixel-perfect responsive templating, asset production and prototyping
  • Arduino, Raspberry Pi and other hardware microcontrollers

// SOFTWARE
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, After Effects, Premiere Pro, XD), Figma, InVision, Apple Final Cut Studio, Blender, Cinema 4D, Unity
  • Custom UNIX scripts for project management and batch image processing
  • Digital audio recording and processing (music and electronics are my hobby)
  • I’m very quick to pick up new software skills – I love learning!

// Feathers in my cap
  • Outstanding visualization skills
  • Great organizational and self-organizational skills, ability to work unsupervised
  • Propensity to creatively work outside the job description
  • Dexterity to work in fast-paced environment and to cope with short deadlines, scaling the level of finesse up or down according to the time available
  • I’m a generalist but I hop into specialisms when a project calls for it
  • Ability (and patience!) to train others and to create training material


// PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Parkhouse, London
2019 (October) – Present

  • Digital design, production and animation of motion graphics and corporate animations for Abbvie, Kellogg’s, Peterson, MS Amlin, Honeywell, EDF. Samples: bit.ly/3vAQxFi, youtu.be/jFwWu6vdLV0

CIPD, London
2015 (July) – 2019 (October)

  • Art direction and animation of motion graphics, explainer videos, product teasers, and social media assets. Samples: youtu.be/61oCT8wJGNU, youtu.be/j5C_LNRnSTE
  • Development of a strategic reference asset, working closely with the Customer Experience Team. Link: bit.ly/2HQG8N7
  • Leading the internal video production unit. Producing filmed content and training team members to film interviews, record podcasts and produce branded videos
  • Development and documentation of a tool and API to generate interactive infographics and visual web content.
  • UX, design and front-end development of responsive webapps. Screencast: youtu.be/iBel3zh_gVc
  • Line managing, and in charge for the development of, junior designers

Tag Worldwide, London
2015 (January – May)

  • Online advertising digital design and production for Nike, Sony, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Argos, Boots, Amazon

BBH/Addictive Pixel, London
2014 (October – December)

  • Online advertising digital design and production for Axe/Lynx, British Airways
  • Asset design, production and animation for Barclays Code Playground. Promo: youtu.be/-iWQnRIJZic
  • UX/UI design and usability planning of a digital catalog for fashion retailer Boden

Timbuktu Labs (now Rebel Girls), San Francisco
2014

  • Visual development of an animated series
  • Illustration of four books accompanied by an interactive app
  • Trade show delegate

Freelancer
2004 – 2014

Further employment history available upon request


// EDUCATION

2013 – Master of Fine Arts in Traditional Animation (Triennial) – Academy of Art University, School of Animation and Visual Effects, San Francisco, USA
Final project: youtu.be/XMIL_tEAR6A

2008 – Laurea (BA + MA) in DAMS Cinema (Disciplines of Arts, Music and Spectacle) – Università di Bologna


// VOLUNTEERING

Mentor for the Steps Ahead Mentoring programme, helping jobseekers in the UK improve their employability skills and get into the world of work


// LANGUAGES

Italian
Native

English
Fluent

Spanish
Basic

Swedish
Basic


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