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turi-scandurra
Salvatore “Turi” Scandurra
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// PROFILE

I am a Multimedia Artist and Digital Designer with a strong background in visual storytelling, and a front-end developer with a Master of Fine Arts degree in animation.

I work for creative agencies in London on both creative development and production for top brands.

My diverse skills and a deep knowledge of the different stages of the development of multimedia products allow me to easily manage complex creative projects.


// SKILLS

Animation

  • Traditional (hand-drawn) Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Motion graphics
  • Flash Animation
  • Complex presentations and animated infographics
  • CSS3 Animation
  • Storyboarding and pre-visualization

Illustration

  • Illustration of all styles and media
  • Children’s books
  • Character and mascot design
  • Visual development and visual Design for Animation, film, games

Advertising

  • HTML5, Mobile and Flash banner development for advertising
  • Storyboarding and pre-visualization
  • DoubleClick, FlashTalking, Sizmek/Mediamind

Web and App Development

  • Javascript, Python, PHP, SQL, HTML5, CSS3
  • UX/UI Design
  • Advanced WordPress development
  • Templating and prototyping
  • Web apps, mobile deployment
  • Solid understanding of Web standards, design and usability

Localization

  • Content translation and localization in Italian
  • Game localization Quality Assurance

// COMPUTER SKILLS
  • Excellent knowledge of creative software: Adobe Creative Suite (Ps, Il, Fl, Ae, Pr), Apple Final Cut Studio, Blender 3D, Toon Boom Animate, TVPaint, Unity
  • Custom UNIX scripts for project management and batch image processing
  • I’m very quick to pick up new software skills

// PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015 (July-present) – Digital Designer at CIPD, Wimbledon.
2015 (January-May) – Freelance Digital Designer at Tag Worldwide, London.
  • HTML5/CSS3 and Flash banner production for Nike, Sony, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Argos, Boots, Amazon.
2014 (October-December) – Freelance Creative Designer at Addictive Pixel/BBH, London.
  • Online advertisement digital design for Axe/Lynx, British Airways.
  • Illustration and animation for Barclays Code Playground.
  • UI/UX design and usability planning of a digital catalog for fashion retailer Boden.
2014 – Freelance Animator and Illustrator.
2014 – For Timbuktu Labs (San Francisco) I visually developed “Dooper School”, for which I designed the characters, directed and animated a trailer for a TV series, illustrated four books published in Italy by DeAgostini Kids accompanied by an interactive app. TV series trailer: youtu.be/VBxLy6lxwQo .
2013 – For Machinima.com (Los Angeles) I directed and animated a video with the characters of a popular video game youtu.be/GVxun3xOgEM .
2009 – For Newton Management Innovation / Il Sole 24 Ore I illustrated the cover of “Zzzoot. Fulminati in azienda.” and animated the opening theme for the related webseries.
2008 – Film Editor of movie trailers and teasers, Poker Film, Roma.
2007 – Multimedia Artist for creative agency Massimo Paganini, Bologna.
2007 – Backstage Director for feature film Un amore di Gide.
2007 – Web Designer for retetre.rtsi.ch, Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana.
2006 – For MTV Italia I directed and animated an ident, a short brand identity clip: vimeo.com/83753 .
2006 – For Findus I directed and animated a video addressed to retail managers, to inform them on the right product placement and about offers to end customers.
2004 ~ 2008 – Freelance Film Editor.


// SELECTED DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

2014Naxosphere / Naxosfera – WordPress plugin and web app to allow citizens to report issues to local administrations. Under development.
2013 – Set of extensions for the popular 3D program Blender, written in Python. bit.ly/YUjOIq
2009Shoeshop – Custom Point-of-Sale software with CRM capabilities, written from scratch in PHP and MySQL. Sold to client.
2006WoStation – Flash game for children. Sold to media agency. bit.ly/1rGQEXz
2004Bluecommand – Tool to control a Mac via Bluetooth. Freeware. bit.ly/1rODn0y


// 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


// LANGUAGES

Italian – Native
English – Fluent
Spanish – Proficient


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