Sara's Portfolio

SARA VISCIONE

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EDUCATION

A.Y. 2011/2012
ILAS Design Academy, Naples, Italy
MASTER'S DEGREE IN VISUAL DESIGN
Evaluation: 110/110 summa cum laude

Principal subjects and courses attended: Graphic Design;
Web UI/UX Design; PHP Programming; HTML5; CSS3; Copywriting.

A.Y. 2009/2010
Orientale University, Naples, Italy
MASTER'S DEGREE IN FOREIGN LITERATURES
Evaluation: 110/110 summa cum laude

Principal subjects: Philosophy of Language; Semiotics;
Communication Theory; English and Italian Linguistics and Literature.

A.Y. 2007/2008 (LLP Exchange Programme)
University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
MASTER IN COMPARATIVE CULTURAL STUDIES

Principal subjects: Applied Cultural Analysis

A.Y. 2004/2005
Orientale University, Naples, Italy
BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES OF EUROPE
AND THE AMERICAS

Evaluation: 107/110

Principal subjects: Sociology of Communication; History of Mass Communication; Sociology; Contemporary Art History; Philology;
History of Philosophy; Writing; Humanistic Informatics; Italian,
English and Spanish Linguistics and Literature.

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Certifications, Workshops and Courses:

A.Y. 2018/2019
University of the Arts London, UK
ANIMATION COURSE


A.Y. 2017/2018
De Montage Art Collective, London, UK
ANIMATION COURSE

A.Y. 2017/2018
Pink Lemon Productions, London, UK
VJING WORKSHOP

A.Y. 2014/2015
The Art Academy, London, UK
DRAWING AND PAINTING COURSE

A.Y. 2010/2011
New Media Technology College, Dublin, Ireland
CERTIFICATES IN MOTION GRAPHICS AND VIDEO EDITING

A.Y. 2010/2011
The Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland
CERTIFICATES IN FILM/DIGITAL PORTRAIT
AND DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY

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SKILLS

  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Animate, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Sketch, Invision, HTML5, CSS3, Balsamiq, Modul8

  • Brand Identity Design, Brand Activation, Campaign Conception and Design, Experiential Marketing and Design, Immersive Digital Experiences and Storytelling, Gamification and Instructional Design

  • Semiotics, Communication Theory, Sociology of Communication, History of Mass Communication,
    Contemporary Art History

  • Drawing, Painting, Vjing, Motion Graphics, Photography





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LANGUAGE COURSES

Advanced English courses attended at:
New York Language Center, New York, U.S.; Oxford House College, London, UK; C.I.L.A. Orientale University, Naples, Italy; The British Council, Naples, Italy.

Advanced Spanish courses attended at:
Instituto Cervantes, Naples, Italy.

Elementary German courses attended at:
Goethe Institut, Naples, Italy.

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THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES

Unedited essays and translations:
Performance Poetry in the Theatre by Debbie Tucker Green; Language Analysis and Translation of Stoning Mary by Debbie Tucker Green; The Semiotics of The Object in the Theatre by Daniel Veronese; Language Analysis and Translation of Cámara Gesell by Daniel Veronese.

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EXPERIENCE

JKei Design, London, UK
DESIGN CONSULTANT
2013 - present

JKei Design is specialised in Digital Design and Storytelling, Experience Design, Brand Identity Design, Brand Activation, Advertising Campaigns, Immersive Experiences, Exhibition Graphics and more.

As an Art Director and a Designer, I have been working for clients in the Technology, Fashion, Communications and Culture industries. I realised brand identity projects, responsive websites, e-commerce platforms, mobile phone applications and multi-channel experiences.


Lingvist, London, UK
CREATIVE DESIGNER
October 2018 - present

AI / Machine Learning / E-learning.


Rightangled, London, UK
UI DESIGNER
July 2018 - September 2018

Rightangled is a CQC registered healthcare provider for genetic testing. It provides genetic testing services and an online platform for practitioners to connect with patients and better interpret their data. 


Frontera Group, London, UK
DESIGN CONSULTANT
May 2018 - July 2018

Frontera Group is the World's first health-consumer agency, operating where public and professional come together. Frontera Group is composed of three businesses:

  • Stikke, a new business created specifically to focus on the value mobile health can bring to patients. Stikke works alongside patients, professionals and pharma to deliver mHealth solutions that will impact patient lives and improve outcomes.
  • Redline Strategic, which leads the way in insight and research
  • Frontera London, 2017’s most awarded European independent creative agency.

Together, they ensure clients are fully immersed in the world of the patient.

As an Art Director and a Designer, I took part in brainstorming sessions
and creative pitches. Furthermore, I realised direct marketing projects
and I conceived ideas for exhibition stands. Independently, I did some
research on patient-centred care and mobile health in order to outline new patients' behavioural patterns and conceive a new digital platform to improve the patients' everyday life.


Design Talent, London, UK
DESIGN CONSULTANT
November 2017

Design Talent reimagines the employee experience through design. Consisting of a group of designers, researchers and talent specialists, Design Talent inspires organisations to place design at the heart of their people strategy.

As an Art Director and a Designer, I worked on edvinca brand identity.
Founded in 2017, edvinca is the first investment company dedicated exclusively to Educational Technology (EdTech). edvinca is the fruit of a joint venture between Hambro Perks, a growth investment firm based in London, and DLF Venture, a family-owned holding company based in Luxemburg.

Ignis, London, UK
DESIGN CONSULTANT
August 2017 - October 2017

Ignis is a brand experience agency specialising in sparking brand connections, creating long lasting relationships between people and their brands, whether it be digital, design, shopper or experiential.

As a Digital Designer, I realised some illustrations and a microsite for London Pride. As an Art Director, I conceived Skinny Tonic brand and packaging. I also redesigned Ignis website and I worked on some conceptual design projects for Camel.

Newangle Productions, London, UK
DIGITAL DESIGNER
October 2016 - June 2017

Newangle Productions is an independent digital agency creating engaging programmes across different media, from immersive video installations to interactive experiences for the arts and heritage sector.

As a Digital Designer, I have designed interactive interfaces for cultural exhibitions, from the conceptual and design phase to the production
and testing phase
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Squint/Opera, London, UK
DIGITAL DESIGNER
July 2016 - September 2016

Squint/Opera is a creative and production agency specialising in Experiential Design. Squint/Opera works across many different disciplines - from video content and animation, to interactive exhibitions, branding, websites, design, games and strategy.

As a Digital Designer, I conceived visual identities and I designed digital information display interfaces for cultural exhibitions and corporate organisations.

MRM/McCann, London, UK
DIGITAL DESIGNER
October 2014 - May 2016

MRM/McCann is an award winning, global digital marketing agency. As a Digital Designer, I realised illustrations for Vauxhall, I designed Cafè Nespresso website and the Survival Billboard Microsite for the launch of the new Tomb Raider game. I also participated in brainstorming sessions and I developed creative concepts for the new SABIC website and the new MRM/McCann look and feel besides creating a range of digital designs and adverts for clients such as Cisco, Direct Line Group, P&O, The Guardian, Intel and several other accounts.

Octer, London, UK
UI/UX DESIGNER
September 2014 - October 2014

Octer is a fast growing start-up specialising in m-commerce. As a UI/UX Designer, I created frameworks, wireframes and interface sketches for the new Shareight app and website. Also, I managed a Visual Designer for Shareight rebranding, from creating mood boards to choosing brand colour palette and lettering.

Furthermore Ltd., London, UK
INTERACTION DESIGNER
June 2014 - August 2014

Furthermore is a digital design agency specialising in User Experience Design and Product Strategy for all digital platforms. Furthermore works with high calibre clients across blue chip and emerging company sectors on apps and websites.

As an Interaction Designer, my responsibilities included doing app heuristic evaluations, mapping user journeys using Balsamiq, suggesting UX improvements, assisting in sketching of interfaces, wireframing and mockuping.

Fabric8, London, UK
UI/UX DESIGNER
March 2014 - May 2014

Fabric8 is a Web Design and Development studio specialised in creating online services, communities and marketing strategies.

As a UI/UX Designer, my responsibilities included creating designs
and mock-up layouts for new web pages and providing recommendations
and ideas for site wide improvements to the user experience.

Minale Tattersfield, London, UK
DESIGNER
September 2013 - February 2014

Minale Tattersfield, established in 1964, is a multi-disciplined design and branding agency. Its core expertise spans brand strategy, 2D, 3D and digital design.

As a Designer, I have worked on brand identity, packaging and digital design projects for various clients. My responsibilities included assisting with the design, from creation to production of all forms of visual communication, print and digital, and creating effective visual designs to communicate concepts and brand identity. 

Royal Group Hotels and Resorts, Naples, Italy
DESIGNER AND ART DIRECTOR
November 2012 - May 2013

Royal Group boasts half century of experience in the hospitality industry. It includes Royal Continental Hotel **** in Naples, Ambasciatori Palace *****L in Rome, Parco dei Principi*****, La Residenza **** and Relais Regina Giovanna in Sorrento and ‘A Pazziella **** in Capri.

I worked as a Visual Designer in the Royal Group Communication Office on brand identity, print and digital design projects.

Smart Comunicazione, Naples, Italy
DESIGNER AND ART DIRECTOR
July 2012 - November 2012

Smart Comunicazione is specialised in Web and Media Strategy, Social Campaigns, Branding and Fashion. As a Designer and an Art Director, my responsibilities included developing new corporate projects - print and digital - from research to production, designing fashion lookbooks and creating all graphics for social media banners and icons. 

Lgl Multimedia Studio, Naples, Italy
DESIGNER AND ART DIRECTOR
December 2011 - July 2012

Lgl Multimedia Studio is a web agency specialised in Brand Identity, Visual Design, Web Marketing, Web Development and E-commerce

As a Designer and an Art Director, I realised web development and digital design projects, illustrations, infographics and brand identity projects for clients in the Technology and Culture industries.

White Studio, Naples, Italy
DESIGNER AND ART DIRECTOR
August 2011 - November 2011

White Studio Communication is an Advertising Agency specialised in Event Planning and Management, Advertising Campaigns, Visual Design, Corporate Identity Design, Packaging, Exhibition Graphics and more.

As a Designer and an Art Director, I realised branding projects for cultural organisations.

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From 2000 to 2011, I have worked in Dublin as a Translation Project Manager at STAR TS, and in Naples as: Copy Editor at Napoli Net; English Teacher at 38° Circolo Didattico G. Quarati; Event Planning Assistant for Prima Vera Arte Cultural Events; English to Italian Translator at The Horizon Rehabilitation Centre; English/Spanish/Italian Interpreter for Calendaria Conventions; PR for Orbeat Booking and Events; Hostess at international cultural events for Effe Erre Conventions and Fashion Service; TV show Extra; Model for fashion shows; Actress for music videos.

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Awards:

Career

  • Rise of the Tomb Raider - D&AD Wood Pencil: Branded Content & Ent / Live Experience
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider - Cannes Lions Gold: Direct / Use of Ambient Media 
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider - DMAs Awards: Silver / Best use of Experiential; Gold / Best Digital Performance; Gold / Best use of tech
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider - One Show Gold: Cross Platform / Experiential;
    One Show Merit: Branded Ent / Innovation in Branded Entertainment
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider - Webby People’s Voice: Adv & Media / Experience Marketing

University / Academy

  • First Place / ID&A Ilas Design & Advertising Final Contest 2012
  • First Winner / ID&A Ilas Design & Advertising Award 2012
  • First Winner / ID&A Ilas Design & Advertising Award 2011 and Special Recommendation
  • LLP Placement Scholarship Winner (Internship at STAR TS, Dublin, Ireland)
  • LLP Student Scholarship Winner (Master in Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK)

Exhibitions:

Participation in Arte e Moda Prendono Forma Art Exhibition - selected artworks: Uncanny Oniric Mirror; Self-Portrait; Mommy's Proud; Is Graphic Design Ephemeral?

Additional info:

I have been holding the position of Vice President of Prima Vera Arte Cultural Events since 2003. Since 2005, I have been holding the position of Secretary Adviser of Life Style Dance Events.

In summer 2005, I stayed in New York for three months, where I had the chance to get in contact with some pop surrealist artists. That experience was essential for my personal growth. Afterwards, I developed a great interest in surrealist photography and digital art, in particular net poetry. In 2008, I have lived in Amsterdam for four months, where I had the chance to get in contact with
some digital artists. That experience was greatly enriching to me on both
a professional and a personal level. Thus, I broadened my knowledge of
New Media Art and I developed a strong interest in Graphic and Web Design.

Interests:

Themes of Sustainability; Cultural Avant-gardes; Twentieth Century Theatre; Digital Art, in particular Net Poetry; Surrealist Cinema and Photography; Modernist and Postmodern Literature and Philosophy; Fashion; Electronic Music; Transpersonal Psychology; Oriental Meditation.

Artistic skills:

Creative Writing, in particular Poetry and Short Story; Code Poetry and Visual Poetry; Vjing; Modern Voice - I have attended voice lessons with Prof. Sabatino Raia from 1999 to 2001.

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LANGUAGES

  • Italian/native proficiency
  • English/full professional proficiency
  • Spanish/full professional proficiency
  • German/elementary proficiency

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SELECTED CLIENTS

Nestlé Group

Microsoft Xbox

General Motors

Using Format