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Ruggero Gualdesi

Art Director & Freelance Creative

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsArt Director - Creative Director - Graphic Designer

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About me

London based Art Director and Graphic Designer with a broad knowledge of advertising concepts, branding and identity, digital and print campaigns and proficient in Adobe Creative Suite. I studied and graduated with a BA in ‘Advertising Art Direction’ from Accademia di Comunicazione in Milan. I developed my creative thinking and design craft in advertising agencies like Bates, TBWA and Arnold. Currently working at Kingston Technology as In-house Creative, I also keep collaborating with local and international clients, managing projects from concept to final result. With a mix of skills and experience, creating ideas that travel across media is what drives my work. Having experienced the switch from traditional to digital, I believe it’s an exciting time to work in communication. Often found practising calligraphy, swimming and watching tons of movies. But not all at the same time.

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Skills

  • Advertising
  • Corporate Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Digital
  • Websites
  • Typography
  • Brand Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Design
  • Online Campaigns
  • Outdoor Campaigns
  • Print Campaigns
  • Logo Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • UX Design
  • UI Design
  • Italian
  • French
  • Fluent English
  • Print Design

Work history

Currently

In-house Creative

Kingston Technology

Apr 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Responsible for EMEA product launch assets creation, digital and social media campaigns and booth graphics for events. HyperX brand guardian. • Managing online and offline marketing projects across EMEA. • Developing and designing retail assets for the HyperX brand. • Designing social media creative campaigns for award-winning products. • Booths design for the HyperX brand to participate in the world’s largest gaming events in Europe. • Managing external agencies on design and localisation projects. • Brand supervisor for the style guidelines across EMEA marketing projects. • Coaching and mentoring junior team members.

Currently

Freelance Art Director & Graphic Designer

Freelancer

Dec 2004
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Clients I worked for: Oxford University Press, Nesta NGO UK, United Nations Institute for Training And Research, United Nations Development Programs (Jordan), Monroe Overdry, Arrows Project, EdgeLab srl, Studi di Avvocati, Esselunga, Chocolat. Oxford University Press, Nesta NGO UK, United Nations, Studi di avvocati and Doria Hotels. Say It, Studi di avvocati, United Nations and Doria Hotels. Since 2004, I started collaborating on various projects as a freelancer. From conception to execution, I worked with local and international clients. Key roles: • Brand identity and assets creation for several clients. • Ideation and delivery meeting clients needs. • Designed the UI of an iOS app for the Oxford University Press participating in the UX research too. • Worked with the United Nations to deliver a Training course manual in Geneve and an Electoral commission manual in Jordan.

2008

Art Director

Arnold Worldwide

Jan 2005 - May 2008
  • Milan, Italy
  • Full Time
  • Main clients: Lafarge, Geox, ProfessioneCasa real estate and Acqua Lete. Responsible for creation and execution of brand identity for a new product line called Pregy, by Lafarge. Ideation and art direction of print campaigns for Geox and Acqua Lete. Creative team on ProfessioneCasa. • Ideation and execution of brand identity for Lafarge. • Work on-site for the film shooting of ProfessioneCasa film in Argentina. • Concept and delivery for Geox print campaign.

2005

Art Director

Adelante ADV

Jun 2003 - Apr 2005
  • Milan, Italy
  • Full Time
  • Main clients: Montana (FMCG) and PDO & PGI Italian food brands. Creative team on Montana. Responsible for concept and delivery of TV and print campaigns.

2003

Junior Art Director

TBWA

Dec 2002 - May 2003
  • Milan, Italy
  • Internship
  • Main clients: Corriere della Sera, Quattroruote and ENAV (company for Italian air traffic services). Creative team on Corriere della Sera and Quattroruote. Won a pitch with a print ad for ENAV.

2002

Junior Art Director

Bates

Jun 2002 - Dec 2002
  • Milan, Italy
  • Internship
  • Main clients: Seat, H3G (Three Italy) and Regione Lombardia (Regional government of Lombardy). Creative team on Seat and Three. Responsible for event assets, including logos conception, for Regione Lombardia.

Education

2008

Jun 2008 - Jul 2008
  • New York, United States

2002

Sep 1998 - Jun 2002
  • Milan, Italy
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Advertising Art Direction, Art Director