About me

My name is Graziana and I’m a visual & communication designer, skilled in graphics, art direction, digital strategy and documentary filmmaking.

Currently based in Barcelona. I like functional projects with a creative flair and an innovative approach. I’m always interested in combining stories with new media technologies.

Today I see myself as a hybrid thinking designer and a bit as a global citizen. I enjoy company and talking over an italian cup of coffee. I love traveling and discovering the numberless opportunities which every day throws up. 

Always happy to talk, connect, and make things happen!
grazianasaccente@gmail.com

 



EDUCATION

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Master in Creative Documentary Film

IUAV – University of Venice
Graduate degree in Visual Communication Design (110/110 cum laude)

Polytechnic University of Bari
Undergraduate degree in Product & Graphic Design (109/110)

Liceo Marco Polo, Bari
High school specializing in languages (98/100)


WORK EXPERIENCE

november 2017 > october 2018
Communication Designer @ Istituto Oikos Onlus (Milan) www.istituto-oikos.org
Visual communication management of the project “Redes Ibo” financed by European Union to promote sustainable tourism in Mozambique.

september 2015 > may 2018
Communication Designer @ Fundación IBO (Barcelona) www.fundacionibo.org
Integrated marketing communication, editorial design, web design, social media contents, videos. Supervisor of the events and crowdfunding campaigns with greater attention on teamwork as a key feature of every process.

june 2017 > november 2018
Social Media & Digital Strategist @ Arshake (Rome) www.arshake.com
Developing a visual and social media strategy of Arshake magazine, during its participation as media partner of Sónar Festival and Romaeuropa Festival.

february 2017 > may 2018
Graphic/Web Designer @ Mwani House (Barcelona) www.mwanihouse.com
Integrated communication from brand identity and web design to digital strategy to promote this hotel in Mozambique.

march 2017 > may 2018
Film Director @ Wolf Film (Bologna) horadocu.wixsite.com/story
Screenplay and direction of the documentary film “Hora” about the identity of arbëreshë community in Italy, produced by the writer Stefano Benni.

march 2018 > june 2018
Illustrator @ Barometz (Naples) www.barometz.it
Illustrations and graphic design project of the book “The Tiger of Puhlong”, published by Barometz Edizioni.

edition 2015
Graphic/Digital Designer @ Meeting del Mare (Camerota) www.meetingdelmare.it
Brand identity redesign, graphic and digital communication of the nineteenth edition of this music festival.

june 2013 > august 2013
Graphic Designer Jr. @ Thonik (Amsterdam) www.thonik.nl
Implementation of graphic and web design projects in collaboration with the creative team.

october 2012 > may 2014
Graphic Designer @ Malta di Geris (Bari) www.maltadigeris.com
Graphics, video and brand identity project.

may > september 2011
Graphic Designer Jr. @ Lalalab (Bari)
Work on publishing and digital projects in social sectors and for public bodies.

september 2010 > april 2011
Communication Manager @ AIESEC LC Bari (Bari) www.aiesec.it
Supervisor of event programs. Creation of communication campaigns for the local committee. Public relations with media partners to promote organization’s mission.

edition 2010
Graphic Designer Jr. @ EXIT Festival (Novi Sad) www.exitfest.org
Working in the creative team to design graphic materials for the Festival. Person in charge for the Youtube channel to promote the event.

june 2008 > october 2008
Graphic / Product designer @ Samuelli Design Studio (Bari) www.ubaldosamuelli.com
Defining structured design concepts and prototyping. Generating 3D models, rendering and graphic presentations of the products.


WORKSHOP & RESEARCH

november > february 2018
Video editing & Sound direction course (Barcelona) www.thecollective.es

june  2015
Territorios y Fronteras. Research on Documentary Filmmaking. Summer class (Bilbao) www.territoriosyfronteras.com

november  2014
Masterclass with María Cañas. L’Alternativa Festival – CCCB (Barcelona) www.alternativa.cccb.org

july  2014
XYlab – Newpublishing and Videomhacking (Castrignano de’ Greci) www.xylab.org 

november 2013
DOCUMENTARIA 01 (Bari) www.labfotografia.it

october  2013
LETSPUBLISH – DIY and self publishing workshop (Lecce)
New editorial strategies and photobooks with Self Publish, Be Happy www.selfpublishbehappy.com / Manual technique for printing, printing tools and design of a folding poster with Atelier Vostok alexisromestudio.eu / Short-run book and self-handling. Suminagashi and binding workshop with Silvana Amato www.silvanaamato.com / Design and produce a Twitter guide of Lecce, using the trytweetbook.com platform with U10 www.u10.mi.it

december  2012
A plus A | Slovenian Exhibition Centre – Workshop with Karina Smigla-Bobinski on site-specific installations and interactive performances (Venice) www.smigla-bobinski.com

july 2012
Photographer for  W.A.Ve – Workshop Architettura Venezia farworkshop.wordpress.com

may 2012
Photographer for Toolkit Festival 02 (Venice) www.toolkitfestival.tumblr.com

december 2011
Workshop Operazione Mani cucite (Bari)www.zabar.it/manicucite/

october 2010 > march 2010
Semester course on contemporary photography with Marco Zanta – Arci (Treviso) www.marcozanta.com

november 2010 > januar 2011
MIM design project. Interior design master created by Polytechnic of Milan and sponsored by Regione Basilicata and furniture district of Matera.

march 2010
Workshop “Remain afloat. Lost  and  find yourself in the city” at Polytechnic University of Bari with the graphic designer Luigi Farrauto.

june 2009
Type Design masterclass “Liberi caratteri tipografici” with Luciano Perondi

october 2008
Film stage with Peter Greenaway, organized by GET Social Cooperative, and Film Academy (Bari)

march 2008
TYPE-OH. Typography Workshop

session 2004
Performing arts and theater courses at the Company Tiberio Fiorilli (Bari) www.tiberiofiorilli.it


SKILLS

Ability to work individually or in team, interacting with different professionals. Skills in dealing with various issues concerning graphics and multimedia.

Software skills

Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom)
Video editing and postproduction (Final Cut, Premiere, Audition)
Web design (WordPress, CSS)
Modeling and Rendering (Autocad, Rhinoceros)
Photography (reflex and analog)


LANGUAGES

Mother tongue: Italian. I speak and write english and spanish very well.
I have a basic knowledge of german, french and catalan.