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Mathilda Della Torre

Graphic Designer / IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Mathilda Della Torre

Graphic Designer / IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Mathilda is a French/Italian graphic designer and illustrator. She is currently working in communications for Choose Love and she co-founded On The Mend, a design studio that targets social inequalities in the UK healthcare system. She uses her practice to look closer for longer, to bring people together through creative exchanges and to place marginalised voices at the centre of our stories.
Projects
  • Conversations From CalaisConversations From Calais aims to re-humanise those affected by the refugee crisis by using public space to share conversations volunteers have had with migrants met in Calais. It is a way of bearing witness for the thousands of displaced people stuck in Calais and trying to reach the UK, whose voices are so often silenced or ignored. This ever- growing collection of conversations focuses on capturing the diversity of experiences and avoids creating new stereotypes of refugees as villains, heroi
  • ITV, on the mendI am the co-founder and designer at ‘on the mend’, a design studio that targets social inequalities in the UK healthcare system. Our ident design featured a series of foam shapes, which each staff member mended using a craft related to their profession. We provided the shapes and the concept and allowed the staff to create something truly their own. What we emphasise is the journey of the shapes from broken pieces into a ‘fixed’ whole. The whole piece acted as a metaphor for the NHS - at the s
  • Street ViewStreet View is a hyper-local newspaper showcasing ways in which we can engage with the people and places that make up our local community. It aims to inspire us to notice the ignored or the forgotten and to re-discover our direct surroundings, as we live and leave this lockdown.
  • Courtauld ExhibitionI designed the visual identity and exhibition catalogue for the MA Curating the Art Museum at The Courtauld Institute of Art’s online exhibition in collaboration with Somerset House. The theme of capturing the every day was reflected in the hand-drawn elements of the identity. unquietmoments.courtauld.ac.uk
  • Demistify: Charing Cross Hospital Art Collection as PerfumeThe sense of smell is one of our most developed yet least understood sense and is known to be beneficial to the health of those with dementia and brain injuries. Charing Cross hospital has a specialist stroke and neuro-rehabilitation units as well as elderly care wards. In partnership with the Imperial Health Charity, we turned the hospital art collection into perfumes. This provided an inclusive and unusual way to enjoy the amazing art collection at Charing Cross. Demistify looks to use the sen
  • Saudi Design WeekI am the graphic designer of the design collective Migrant’s Bureau. I designed the visual identity for our event at Saudi Design Week in collaboration with Eidetic Space. This consisted of social media and online assets for various events as well as an events program. @migrantsbureau
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Projects credited in
  • Unquiet Moments – Courtauld InstituteUnquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday is an online exhibition realised by The Courtauld Institute of Art’s 2020 MA Curating the Art Museum programme – it is the first fully digital exhibition. An interrogation of the ‘everyday’ became only more relevan with the arrival of 2020; the questions asked only more urgent. The site reflects our unprecedented moments of unquiet, and illuminates the enduring impulse to capture many experiences of the everyday. I developed the website design following t
  • Demistify: Charing Cross Hospital Art Collection as PerfumeThe sense of smell is one of our most developed yet least understood sense and is known to be beneficial to the health of those with dementia and brain injuries. Charing Cross hospital has specialist stroke and neuro-rehabilitation units as well as elderly care wards. In partnership with the Imperial Health Charity, we turned the hospital art collection into perfumes. This provided an inclusive and unusual way to enjoy the amazing art collection at Charing Cross. Demistify looks to use the se
  • ArtNight Workshops in LondonWorking with a hugely talented team of artists to offer fun-filled painting workshops to budding artists of all skill levels. Check us out here: https://www.artnight.co.uk/london/
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Work history
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    Graphic DesignerMigrant's Bureau
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    - Developing and producing concepts and graphics for our external channels - Advising on best practice methods in regards to style, format, print production and branding for the creation and development of graphics - Working with Marketing assistant to determine the direction and quantity of promotional materials.
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    Co-director and Designeron the mend
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    - Managing a collective creating socially good design focused around health and well-being - Creating events, workshops and exhibitions in museums and healthcare or public spaces - Designing all visual identities of commissions
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Skills
  • Creative Arts
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solver
  • Communication
  • Time Management
  • Organisation
  • Leader
  • Research
  • Administrative Skills
  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
Education
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    MA Graphic Communication DesignCentral Saint Martins
    London, United Kingdom
    BA Hons IllustrationCamberwell College of Arts (UAL)
    London, United Kingdom
    First Class Honours
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