Carlo "Wiz"Rossi

Bologna, ITALY

CARLO "WIZ" ROSSI
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I was born the 24th of february 1971 in St.Gallen (Switzerland)

I live now in Imola (Bologna - ITALY) and work at the time in Bologna.
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In the early 80s I was a big fan of Alberto Camerini (italian tecno pop singer) and very fascinated by the electronic world of "Compiiiiuters".
I remember my first console, a Philips Videopac with basic language decoder, then the first "graphic" experiments with my Commodore 128 and its Basic 7.0; after that the Big Amiga and Deluxe Paint...
I discovered years later the European Institute of Design in Milan, where, they said, I could have became a "Computergraphic": Great!...
From that point on, Videogames, 3d/2d and Motion Graphic, Multimedia and Web...a lot of various creativity...and Camerini is still in my playlist!!!
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I speak GERMAN and ENGLISH fluently.
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ABROAD EXPERIENCE
Jumpy España: Concept, art direction and graphic development of the 'Free Web Access cd rom' (Madrid, Spain – 1998);
Speedo (USA): Concept and art direction of adv activity for its corporate site;
Softimage 3D: Advanced stage by Microsoft Corp. and the entertainment software house Psygnosis (München, Germany - 1997);
Multimedia Satellite platform development seminar by Canal+ (Paris, France - 2000).
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DIGITAL ART
>Digital animation shortfilm "GUTENMORGEN BERLIN" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E134gJjbpa8)
Best Placements:
- BITFILM FESTIVAL, Hamburg (Germany)
2nd place "MTV FLASH AWARDS", 2006
http://festival2006.bitfilm.com/flash.php
- ANIMOWEB, Modena (Italy)
2nd place "AUDIENCE VOTE", 2006

Experience

  • Art Director & Visual Designer
    Bologna
    Apr 2013 - Present
    O-one
    Digital media unit of Industree Group (www.industree.it)
    I'm involved in creative direction and visual concepts on brand's social presence, digital communication strategies, mobile applications and web marketing activities.
    Working also on:
    Durex; Kartell; Lavazza; Alfa Romeo; Maserati; Unipol;
  • Art Director & Visual Designer
    Bologna, ITALY
    Sep 2009 - Mar 2013
    Officine Digitali
    An 'AssoComunicazione' associated company.
    Working among others on:
    Macron (Sport&Teamwear); Hera (Multi-utility); Siena City Hall; Trento Provincial Council; Granarolo;
  • Multimedia Art & Visual Designer
    Milan, ITALY
    Sep 2008 - Aug 2009
    Dodicitrenta
    Art Direction of Digital Marketing activities: Lavazza; Mtv; CondéNet by Condé Nast (Style.it, Menstyle.it, Wired.it); Radio 105, Independent Ideas collaborations (Pantofola d'Oro, I Spirit Vodka, Pramac), Calzedonia, ...
  • Multimedia Art & Visual Designer
    Bologna, ITALY
    May 2006 - Aug 2008
    Kirio Comunicazione (now Hibo)
    Multimedia projects for: Mandarina Duck (Interactive Media Awards winner); Victorinox Apparel; Ducati; Ferrari; Bionsen; Vape; Starwood Hotels; L'Angelica; ...
  • Multimedia Art & Visual Designer
    Bologna, ITALY
    Dec 2004 - May 2006
    Quadrante
    An 'AssoComunicazione' associated company.
    Worked on: Dolce&Gabbana; Citroen Italia; Volvo Italia; Roberto Cavalli; Marazzi Group; MSN; RAS Assicurazioni; Ferretti Yachts; …
  • Visual Designer
    Bologna, ITALY
    Jan 2004 - Dec 2004
    Kirio
    Among other works:
    - Blanx brand site (http://www.blanx.info/)
    - Yoga (Fruit Juice marketleader brand) promotional brand site
  • Art Director
    Vicenza, ITALY
    Jun 2001 - Dec 2002
    Gooon
    Main project:
    www.belfe.com (international fashion brand website)
  • Flash Visual Designer
    Modena, ITALY
    Apr 2002 - May 2002
    Melazeta
    Motion graphic freelance collaboration on a web contest project. Client: Kinder.
  • Art Director
    Castelfranco V., ITALY
    Dec 2000 - Jun 2001
    Mystique
    Entertainment startup company.
    UX design and creative director for an interactive entertainment station network.

  • Art Director & Owner
    Padova, ITALY
    Jun 1997 - Nov 2000
    Omicron Technologies
    Concept, art direction and development on multimedia entertainment projects
    Main clients: Match Music Television; Canal+; Jumpy Internet Portal; Simulmondo; …
  • Digital Visual Designer
    Padova, ITALY
    Dec 1994 - May 1997
    Dedalomedia (now Allos)
    2d Designer on the Living Book "Right on Band" for Stefanel, international fashion brand.

    3d Designer in Graphic Adventure Videogames:
    - Evocation II - Beyond the dream
    (International Emma Award Winner, 1995)
    - Vitae

    Game Concept for Adventure Film-Game:
    - Blindness

Education

Additional Information


  • Carlo "Wiz" Rossi’s Portfolio:
    http://www.be.net/wiz1971

  • Carlo "Wiz" Rossi’s Interests:
    travelling, design, fashion, Art expressions in every form, social themes, psicology, self care, Improvisation theater, curiosity (kills it really the cat?)

  • Carlo "Wiz" Rossi’s Honors:
    Digital animation shortfilm "GUTENMORGEN BERLIN"

    - BITFILM FESTIVAL, Hamburg (Germany)
    2nd place "MTV FLASH AWARDS", 2006
    http://festival2006.bitfilm.com/flash.php

    - ANIMOWEB, Modena (Italy)
    2nd place "AUDIENCE VOTE", 2006