If you know, then you know...
Hey, I'm Emilio...
I'm a half-English / half-Italian multi-media creative producer, based in Brighton (UK). I work both as an artist and as a freelance designer and filmmaker, constantly on the search for ways to be innovative with my projects.
Storytelling is my thing, and I like to do so with my artwork - be it in a single drawing or scripting film, there's a lot you can say through one expressive moment. One of my earliest memories is sitting down in front of the telly listening to David Attenborough (the greatest wildlife storyteller there is) while trying to draw a picture of the albatross he was talking about, and that got me hooked*.
I went on to study art, music and film corses at universities both here in England and in Italy - and was lucky enough to study under some really inspiring tutors - but my work has developed most from meeting and collaborating with likeminded creative people, friends, and friends of friends. Joining art groups and collectives has exposed me to people whose creative methods are so diverse from mine, and that's what pushes me outside my comfort zone and inspires new ideas.
In my personal pieces I predominantly draw using markers and brush pens, and I've developed a fondness for working with video and augmenting audio to produce short films, at times combining these skills with my illustrative techniques to create cartoon animations. I prefer to adopt the old hand-drawn frame-by-frame approach when producing my cartoons - time consuming, but worth it.
*I've actually had the honour of meeting Sir David since then, and I'm pleased to say that anecdote made him giggle :)
Away from my personal work, I have many years' experience developing projects for clients, including their logo and graphic branding, websites, promotional videos, and much more. My drive is focused on producing quality work and making a significant impact. I apply my experience and skills to manage projects through creative problem solving and innovative thinking.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge and skills with others, and so I've run various creative tutorials and workshops, as well as consulting companies on how to develop their creative businesses. I value open communication, and believe close collaboration and an efficient workflow help produce a truly unique and personalised experience.
Whether you need someone for a short-term project, or a long-term collaboration - if you'd rather give me a brief and let me run with it, or prefer to work closely from inception to completion - I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to check out my work, and get in touch so we can put our heads together and produce something exciting!
September 2008 - July 2009
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA:
SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE DELLA PRODUZIONE ARTISTICA
Undergraduate degree course covering modules in the history of the performing arts, the development of the cinematic language, the architecture of theatres, and Italian literature.
October 2009 - July 2012
BA - MUSIC, TECHNOLOGY + INNOVATION
Batchelor of Arts degree course with modules in score composition for film, and studio engineering. My final dissertation explored the use of analytic data extrapolation as a tool for digital music composition.
September 2015 - September 2017
UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON:
MA - SEQUENTIAL DESIGN / ILLUSTRATION
Master of Arts degree, in which I explored the synergy of sound and moving-image in abstract cinema, and its effects on an audience's interpretation of a film's narrative. My final project consisted of an interactive audio-visual installation.