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Valentina

๐ŸŽ‰ Hi, there!

I'm Valentina, an Italian designer with an accent living in the UK. I used to be a scientist who designs molecules ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ, but a couple of years back I decided to change my career to design anything ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ. I like to design not just for an aesthetic purpose, but to help people and businesses in their everyday lives ๐ŸŒฑ.

Breakfast is my favourite time of the day ๐Ÿณ

๐ŸŽจ Work Experience

โœ๏ธ Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator Mar 20 โ€“ Mar 21

Specialised in branding, printed/digital campaigns, editorial work.

โœ๏ธ Graphic Designer (temp), Music Agency UK, Nov 19 โ€“ Mar 20

Contributed towards creatives and prepared assets for printed and digital campaigns, to be showcased on all sorts of formats, e.g. billboards, stadium ribbons and LED, newspapers, websites, MPU, social media. Created sets of vector and pixel illustration for art installations and digital campaigns.

โœ๏ธ Creative, School of Thought UK, Sep 19 โ€“ Dec 19

School of Thought is an intensive 10-week course, where each week the 12 selected participants visit a top creative agency, receive a brief and pitch it back in 72 hours. The only tools needed are a good stock of pens, paper and ideas.

โœ๏ธ Creative Intern, Cube3, Oct 19

Contributed to a digital campaign for Metrolink with a set of GIF animations.

๐ŸŒ Education

  • Shillington College of Graphic Design โ€“ Manchester, UK.
  • PhD in Computational Chemistry โ€“ Imperial College London, UK.
  • M.Sci. Photochemistry and Molecular Materials โ€“ University of Bologna, IT. (+1 years research experience at Imperial College London)
  • B. Sci. Chemistry and Materials Chemistry โ€“ University of Bologna, IT.
  • Liceo Classico M. Minghetti โ€“ Bologna, IT.

๐Ÿค” If I were...

... ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ a design program: Illustrator

... ๐Ÿƒ a type of tea: Earl Grey

... โŒจ๏ธ a font: Roboto Mono (stay tuned, it changes)

... ๐ŸŒต a plant: a Calathea

... ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ a personality type: I never get the same result twice, my most recent is the Protagonist

... ๐Ÿฆ• a dinosaur: a Brachiosaurus

... ๐Ÿ“š a piece of stationery: a highlighter

... ๐ŸŠ a fruit: a grapefruit! But I like the French word for it, which is pamplemousse.