About

turi-scandurra
Salvatore “Turi” Scandurra
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// PROFILE

I’m an experienced Digital Designer with strong web development skills and a background in visual storytelling.
As a versatile, full-stack generalist, I can hop into specialisms when a project calls for it.
Thanks to my diverse skills and knowledge of the development, design and production for digital platforms, I’m able to comfortably manage complex creative projects.


// SKILLS

Digital Design

  • Creative digital design
  • Motion graphics
  • Code-based animated infographics
  • Storyboarding and pre-visualization
  • Video production, editing and color grading
  • Illustration of most styles and media

Web and App Development

  • UX/UI design, interaction design
  • Very fluent in JavaScript, Node.js, Python, PHP, HTML, CSS, Git
  • Pixel-perfect responsive templating, asset production and prototyping

Team Working

  • Creative team leading
  • Brainstorming facilitation
  • Coaching and mentoring

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
  • Ability (and patience!) to train others and to create training material

// SOFTWARE
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, After Effects, Premiere Pro, XD), 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 is my hobby)
  • I’m very quick to pick up new software skills – I love learning!

// PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015 (July)-present – CIPD, London
• Art direction and animation of motion graphics, explainer videos, product teasers, and social media assets. Samples: youtu.be/61oCT8wJGNU, youtu.be/iVNcmNp7uT8, youtu.be/j5C_LNRnSTE
• Developed 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
• Developed and documented a tool and API to generate interactive infographics and visual web content. Sample: bit.ly/2KqUJhg
• 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

2015 (January-May) – Tag Worldwide, London
• Online advertising digital design and production for Nike, Sony, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Argos, Boots, Amazon

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

2009 – 2014 – Timbuktu Labs, San Francisco (now Rebel Girls)
• Visual development of an animated series
• Illustration of four books accompanied by an interactive app
• Trade show delegate

2004 – 2009 – Freelancer
Clients include: Machinima.com, film production studio Poker Film (Rome), advertising agency Massimo Paganini (Bologna), RTSI Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana, MTV Italia (ident: vimeo.com/83753), Findus/Unilever


// 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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