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Hello, I am
Giovanni
, a Hybrid Designer.

/ˈhʌɪbrɪd/

-of mixed character; composed of different elements.

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Cross-breeded between
3D Rendering
,
Programming
,
Illustration
and
Lettering
,
I cover a broad range of styles and techniques, and am eager for explorations.

Contact me
Check my works

— From
Trento
(IT)
— Based in
Rotterdam
(NL)

Being versatile is my biggest peculiarity. I have a scrupulous sensibility in terms of style categories, visual approaches and genres. I drive my design to the most appropriate choices for the required target audience and client visual communication.
Raised in an art environment, I have been influenced since very young by art history and design, developing a deep passion and an aware eye to visual cultures. Started very young as freelance designer I learned about communication both with clients and with working teams, for proper mediation driven to achieve the most correct results.
I am currently studying Graphic Design (BA) at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam to refine my practice.
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≥Available for freelance
For any further information, jobs or collaborations, please get in touch.

+39 3313893157
giovannizanella128@gmail.com

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Curriculum Vitae

© (CC) 2010-2019 Giovanni Zanella
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· Mirage — 17/5/2019
Mirage
Selected for Demo Festival

This is the result of an exploration on emotions visualisation.
I collaborated with the sound designer Space Villa ∆, we questioned and researched the possibility of sound and visuals to be deeply connected, interacting with each other to achieve a clear sensation to communicate to the viewer.
In this specific experiment the main focus was on pleasure.
Colours and sounds, shapes and rhythm, type and intensity; everything is driven to the same pleasant emotional output.
· Mountains — 15/8/2019
Mountains
Selected for Demo Festival

After living three years in Rotterdam I started really missing the mountains of my hometown. This visual exploration of noises is a celebration of those; generating infinite different landscapes. Made with P5.org.
· Koflah — 28/8/2019
This logo has been designed for Koflah, an italian musiscian. The lettering has been built autonomously from ground up, without an existing font as starting point, in order to achieve total control over the result effect. We wanted to reach a visually striking and sharp typography, to represent the genre of music that he creates.
· Vaporwave serie — 2015-2018
Vaporwave and Post-Internet in general intrigued and influenced me a lot as internet culture, and this serie celebrate some of the most typical features of the movement.
The statues are mainly from Italian Renaissance paintings and sculptures that I managed to study and examine during the process of reinterpretation.
· Painting Generator — 30/06/2019
Abstra
This abstract painting program generates decision regarding shapes, colors and line thicknesses. This project raised a lot of controversy between some colleagues, as some people feel like this is a dangerous concept for the creative field. I am simply further questioning the role of the graphic designer: aren’t we supposed to build autonomous system that the agency can work with for years independently?
· Desert — 10/12/2018
Desert
Cover design for a single of the London based group "INAINA".
The cover resemble nostalgia, the topic of the song, represented by the blurred effect of the image, as memories are.
The typography emulate a calligraph style typical of north Africa, the desert location the song is referring to.
· Arce 3000 — 10/11/2018
ARCE 3000
Brutalist typeface, based on strictly geometric shapes.
The outcome can be described as something between radical modernism and occultism.
The peculiarity of this design consist in the spacing; every glyph have literally 0 fitting by default, creating unusual ligatures and compact compositions for every word.

TYPE SOMETHING HERE!

· Girasole — 15/06/2018
Girasole
I had the pleasure to design the single cover of Space Villa ∆, 'Girasole' (Sunflower).
The artist image is charachterized by gradients and intense colours. The typography is a modified version of a 60s type reconnecting with flowers through the hippie movement.
The sun, important friend of the sunflower, is represented by the 'star' on the top - left.
· Eidolons — 02/10/2018
These three renders are the result of a school project based on idealisations.
The personification of the body (fetus), charachter (brain) and facial characteristics (face) are portrayed packaged as meat in the supermarket, questioning the our time desire of looking and behave like someone else, and the available techniques to achieve such results.
· 3×3 — 20/02/2018
Built following a nine squared grid of three columns and rows, this font has been designed for an electronic music band from Berlin.
Thanks to this rational approach and the rounded edges, 3×3 will present an hi-tech but sympathetic feeling.

TYPE
SOMETHING
Here

· Concrete — 01/06/2018
Inspired by the late 70s japanese graphic design, "Concrete" is a series of three abstract illustrations, with a very flat feeling typical of the style.
· Ecliptic — 07/09/2018
Astrological symbols design for an upcoming magazine, Duchessa.
· Phantoms — 02/11/2017
Phantoms is a series of interactive installations made with Processing with the help of the CV library, allowing the user / viewer to create unique shapes and patterns on the screen through the movement of their body.
In the second part of the video is possible to see the unusual movements people came up with when trying to create and experiment with the visual outcomes.
· Letterings — 2017-2019
A small selection of customized type designs of specific names for logos or graphics, from several different projects.

1 — Koflah
2 — Duchessa
3 — Idols
4 — Mirage
5 — Desert
· Posters — 2016-2019
Some experiments and works accumulated during the years.
For any question or further explanations feel free
to contact me ∆ .

1 — RGB
2 — Acqua Fresca
3 — Dimmi Com'è
4 — Dcgan
5 — Trsh Nk
6 — EXP08
7 — Black Rainbow
8 — Woser