Salvatore “Turi” Scandurra

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I am an experienced Art Director and Creative Digital Designer with a strong background in animation and visual storytelling.

My diverse skills, OCD-level attention to detail and optimization and a deep knowledge of the different stages of the development, design and production for a wide variety of digital platforms allow me to easily manage complex creative projects.


Digital Design

  • Creative digital design
  • Motion graphics and 2D animation (hand-drawn and code-based)
  • Complex presentations and animated infographics
  • Storyboarding and pre-visualization
  • Video production, editing and color grading
  • Illustration of most styles and media
  • Visual development and visual design for animation, film, games
  • Scribing (graphic facilitation)

Web and App Development

  • Very fluent in JavaScript, Node.js, Python, PHP, HTML, CSS, Git
  • UX/UI design
  • Responsive templating and prototyping
  • HTML5 and Mobile banner development for advertising
  • Advanced WordPress development
  • Web apps, mobile deployment
  • Solid understanding of Web standards
  • Accessible and usable design

Team Leading

  • Creative team leading
  • Brainstorming facilitation
  • Coaching and mentoring

  • A versatile full-stack generalist with the will and ability to hop into specialisms when the project calls for it
  • Outstanding visualization skills
  • Great organizational and self-organizational skills, ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to creatively work outside the job description
  • Conceptual and creative thinker, but also a proficient ‘doer’
  • Dexterity to work in fast-paced environment and to cope with short deadlines, scaling the level of finesse up or down according to time available
  • Ability (and patience!) to train others and to create training material

  • Excellent knowledge of creative software: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, After Effects, Premiere Pro), Apple Final Cut Studio, Blender, Cinema 4D, Toon Boom Animate, TVPaint, Unity
  • Custom UNIX scripts for project management and batch image processing
  • Digital audio recording and processing
  • I’m very quick to pick up new software skills – I love learning!


2015 (July-present) – Digital Designer at CIPD, Wimbledon
• Art direction and animation of motion graphics explainer videos and product teasers, and related social media assets. Samples: youtu.be/crw6e4ppjyQ, youtu.be/iVNcmNp7uT8, youtu.be/j5C_LNRnSTE
• Ideation, design and front-end development of responsive webapps. Screencast: youtu.be/iBel3zh_gVc
• Live scribing, drawing on the spot cartoon summaries of the key points discussed at conferences and workshops
• Leading the internal video production unit. Producing filmed content and training team members to film interviews, record podcasts and edit and deliver branded videos
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
2009 – 2014 – Freelance Animator and Illustrator
• 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
• For Machinima.com (Los Angeles) I directed and animated a video with the characters of a popular video game youtu.be/GVxun3xOgEM
2008 – Film Editor of movie trailers and teasers, Poker Film, Rome
2007 – Multimedia Artist for creative agency Massimo Paganini, Bologna
2007 – Making-of Director of 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 product placement and promotions guidelines video addressed to retail managers
2004 – 2008 – Freelance Film Editor


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


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


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