EXPERIENCE


 
 

Yahoo! Inc. 

Senior Product Designer

Worked with the team to reimagine the user experience across Verizon Media and Yahoo flagship products and to build for scale. Helped conceptualize and create illustrative examples to support product strategies, globalization (localization), new initiatives and emerging business opportunities.

  • Worked with design and business leadership to contribute on reimagining Yahoo’s ecosystem

  • Worked as a design lead on Internal tools for editorial and consumer facing products, including shows, vertical videos and news-related consumption experiences

  • Responsible for creating innovative experiences and compelling designs for interactive web and mobile applications

  • Worked closely with leadership, product managers, UX research, motion designers and engineers through the life-cycle of features and product MVPs

  • Participated in new product ideation and concept development and worked on experience with millions of daily users

  • Responsible for producing pixel-perfect interfaces, interaction and user flows, wireframes, high-fidelity visual mock-ups, specs documentation, assets production, prototypes (Sketch, Adobe CC, Principle and various other tools)

Products and experiences I’ve supported:

  • Yahoo! publisher products and front pages, including Finance, Weather, News, Sports, Entertainment, live video, e-commerce and membership (web, iOS, Android)

  • Internal Tools built for content creation in emerging formats + automation

  • Yahoo Sports + Fantasy (iOS, Android)

  • TVOS for Yahoo Sports and Olympic Coverage

  • Contextual adapters and Video LightBox (accessibility, dynamic Closed Captions, smart metadata and innovation)

  • In-feed video Ads

  • Video Player experiences

  • Progressive Web Apps

Sunnyvale, CA and London, UK • July 2016 - Feb 2019

 
 

Ringling College
Design Center

Visual Designer

Worked on a rebrand for the Galleries at Ringling College of Art and Design, including strategic planning, competitive audit, brand and market research, survey studies and new positioning idea. Developed a brand system and usage guidelines for print and web material.

Sarasota, FL • July 2015 - May 2016
 

 
 

VSA Partners

Design Intern

Worked on user experience, visual, interaction and print design for IBM Global Financing, IBM Cognitive Colloquium, Bloomberg and other clients. Designed a comprehensive library of content modules covering most use-cases for the IBM Global Financing department and its digital presence. 

New York, NY • June 2015 - Aug 2015
 

 
 

Thinkrea

Co-founder & Visual Designer

Co-founder and designer at a design studio providing branding, digital, marketing and advertising solutions and idea + startup incubation. Collaborated on providing solutions and grow a 3D printing startup, winner of the 2015 Maker Fair in Rome.

Rome, Italy • 2013 - 2015
 

 

NSAC:
Ringling College of Art + Design

UI/UX & Visual Designer

Worked with a team to create a mobile experience for Pizza Hut in the National Student Advertising Competition. Worked with the research team to identify failures of previous applications and created a new experience that enhances and simplifies the ordering process.

Sarasota, FL • Jan 2015 - May 2015
 

 

App Camp:
Saint Stephen's
School

Volunteer Experience  

Volunteer collaboration with Ringling College professor, Allen Harrison, to teach young kids about mobile applications and guide them through brainstorming exercises.

Sarasota, FL • 2015
 

 

Ringling College of Art + Design

Art Director and Visual Designer

Designed, letterpress printed and produced an edition of 30 journals for the Ringling College of Art + Design Italy Art Tour.

Sarasota, FL • 2014

 

 

EDUCATION & LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY


Ringling College of Art + Design

BFA in Graphic and Interactive Communication. 
Recipient: Stulberg B Scholarship for excellence in academic and creative work.

Sarasota, FL • 2013 - 2016
 

Clarke University

Coursework in graphic design. Recipient: Baseball Athletic Scholarship.

Dubuque, IA • 2010 - 2011
 

Language Proficiency 

Bilingual. Native Language: Italian.
 

University of Tampa

Coursework in graphic design with emphasis on creative growth through the exploration of a wide range of media.

Tampa, FL • 2012 - 2013
 

Umberto Giordano Music Conservatory

Was admitted to the conservatory at age 11 where completed 5 years of a 10-year pianist program.

Foggia, Italy
 

 

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS


Featured on GDUSA Magazine:
Student To Watch Feature

GDUSA, a national news magazine for creative professionals, that identifies top students ready to burst on the design scene that have found personal and professional growth.

Trustee Scholar Nominee

Being selected as a Trustee Scholar is the highest honor at Ringling College and acknowledges the accomplishments of students who demonstrate campus leadership, community service, as well as excellence in their work.

Featured on CONTXT Magazine, Ringling College Annual Publication  

Featured on the “0-60, Finding Your Dream Job at the Speed of Life” section of the CONTXT magazine, which celebrates students that landed dream jobs within 60 days of graduating. 

Who's Who Among Students

Recognition in this prestigious national publication is an honor indicative of academic/artistic achievement and community involvement.