What is your current Job Title or Role?
Lead Digital Designer
What advice would you have for young women who are interested in a STEM career or job?
The tech field can be sometimes intimidating as it was generally male-dominated in the past, just follow your passion but most importantly never stop learning.
How did you get to where you are today?
What made me progress fast it is always been perseverance, dedication and passion. I always applied to new careers based on what I wanted to do and what suited me at that time. I had the motivation to learn and to the skills to work efficiently and that is 70% of the game! My career path started with a degree in product/industrial design in the Republic of San Marino, but during my studies, I discovered a deep passion for digital communication, motion graphics and advertising, so I moved to London just after my university graduation. I worked in digital advertising, PR, and marketing for the past 10 years, for small and big agencies and for various clients such as Aston Martin, Oxford University and many others. I recently moved to Plymouth to join a new digital role for the love of technology and surfing, and I am pleased to say that despite London offers many opportunities and helped me build great experience and memories, I am very happy to have embraced a new challenge and I am not looking back. The lesson? It is not what you study that will define the professional you'll be tomorrow, but how you will apply your knowledge to make a difference.
What do you do on a daily basis in your work?
I mainly create digital interfaces for AR and VR platforms, website and mobile applications and animations. I also love creating striking visuals and photomanipulation.
Who or what inspired you to get into STEM?
I am surrounded daily by powerful and knowledgeable women and I wish one day the number will increase.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
Creativity and finding new solutions to diverse projects.
What do you like to do outside work?
I love surfing, one of the reasons I moved from London to Devon is that I could have surfed weekly and in summer daily!