Sara Teramo

MA Designer and Concept Artist / Character Artist

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About me

 

Sara Teramo MA Designer and Artist Interdisciplinary creative professional, mastering both Digital and Traditional Art Works worldwide PRESENT WORK Creative Concept Artist and Designer London and abroad, February 2010 - present I posses the knowledge of a product and graphic designer together with the skills of a traditional painter You can see some digital and traditional painting examples here: thesaradesign.wixsite.com/conceptsara I am deeply engaged in digital illustration, digital painting and graphic design, applied to films, theatre, video games, web and print media. I mostly identify myself as a Concept Artist, with strong Graphic and Product Design expertise. Actual work engagements: After my experience in the renowned design studio of Karim Rashid in New York (2009-2010), I kept working as a creative digital artist and product designer. I work ongoing with the London studios JFDP Labs and Madruga Works on their top seller video games and mobile apps and on Virtual Reality innovation. jfdplabs.com madrugaworks.com I also storyboard for the film industry and are involved in magazine design. Other interesting collaborations I had were with Kristina Seda for her project at Tate Modern in London and with FEZ in Berlin, a recreational centre and theatre, the biggest independent youth institution in Europe. Lately, I had the pleasure to be selected for the Illustration residency at SVA , School of Visual Art New York City Nevertheless, I visit New York regularly to attend Art Student League's classes, getting updated on trends and meeting my colleagues in the art business and set design industry PAST WORK EXPERIENCE NEW YORK, United States, August 2009 – January 2010 Digital Artist, Product and Interior Designer for KARIM RASHID Inc Design Studio Worked on products for international companies in the award-winning design studio Karim Rashid Inc., New York Berlin, Germany, April 2008 – July 2009 Digital Artist and Graphic Designer for Beyer Airport Service Covered the role of brand designer on graphics and products serving the Berlin and Frankfurt Airports Germany, Italy and United Kingdom, September 2005 – July 2009 Contract Artist and Designer as The Sara Design Started The Sara Design directly after university and kept working independently between collaborations with bigger design studios Berlin, Germany, June 2008 – November 2008 Graphic, Product and Interior Designer for MARTINI, MAYER Design Studio Worked on corporate, product and interior design, plus liaised with the company’s international contacts in Italian, German and English Berlin, Germany, January 2006 – July 2006 Product, Furniture and Interior Designer for COORDINATION Design and Architecture Studio Developed designs for Parkhaus Berlin and artMbassy Galleries, collaborated in the stand design for Create Berlin at Moda Donna in Milan and Design Mai in Berlin Potsdam, Germany, January 2005 – February 2005 Graphic and Corporate Designer for the University of Potsdam Designed the posters, information material and logo for the “Alternativuni” university seminars London, United Kingdom, October 2003 – September 2004 Exhibitions Assistant and Multilingual Design History Guide for the LONDON DESIGN MUSEUM Gave special design history information in English, German and Italian to international visitors through the DESIGN MUSEUM galleries. Collaborated in the setting of exhibitions like “Zerst of Life” with Fernando and Umberto CAMPANA, 06.2004 Berlin-Paris, May 2003 – August 2003 Product Designer and International Assistant for BLESS Fashion and Product Design Studio Developed products, realised prototypes and cared for public relations in English, German and Italian Berlin, Germany, November 2002 – April 2003 Graphic Designer and Digital Artist for ACT Media Support Promotion Company Designed advertising material for events like the summer opera of the Humboldt University Berlin, Dresden, Germany, January 2001 – September 2002 Artist and Corporate Designer for the theatre business Designed advertising material for various theatre groups and single actors Berlin, Germany, December 2000 – January 2001 Set Designer at Acud Theatre Carried out prop and set design plus research, drawings and models for their theatre production PROFESSIONAL COURSES Jan 2012 - Marc 2012, London Costume And Set Design For Performance at Central Saint Martins, College of Art and Design with Gary Thorne from RADA July 2011, London Storyboarding For Film, Video And Animation at Central Saint Martins, College of Art and Design Sep 2005 – Oct 2005, Berlin Production/Set Design at Klang Kunst Bühne Summer Academy Winner of a grant to attend Anna Viebrock’s production/set design workshop MAIN EDUCATION Master of Arts degree Jan 2001 – Jul 2005, Berlin at Berlin University of the Arts - UdK Universität der Künste, Berlin Industrial Design MA gained at the Berlin University of Arts: the most prestigious and selective design university in Germany I completed my studies in German, although not a native speaker Sep 2003 – Sep 2004, London Exchange Student at Central Saint Martins, College of Art and Design Exchange student as winner of the Erasmus bursary Sept 1997 – Dec 2000, Milan BA studies in Product Design at Science and Technology University of Milan, Politecnico di Milano Studied in the department of Product Design - Milan: the only public Italian institution for architecture and design. Closed number admission. Relevant fields of study: Concept Art, Visual Development, Art History, Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Product Design, Theatre and Costume Design, Architecture, Anthropology, Market Research LANGUAGES English - Fluent German - Fluent Italian - Fluent Spanish - Conversational French - Basic SOFTWARE Digital painting and Design work - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, latest Adobe Creative Suite 2D Animation - Final Cut, Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop. 3D Modelling - Maya, Blender and SolidWorks plus experience with Rapid Prototyping and 3D printing Rendering - Unreal Engine, Mental Ray, Bunkspeed Hypershot, Maya, SolidWorks, Blender and Photoshop advanced Interior Design - Maya, VectorWorks SPECIAL SKILLS Distinctive hand drawing, sketching and classic painting ability Extensive knowledge of today’s art scene and its history Incisive storyboarding (theatre/film/animation) Polyglot, fluent in English, German and Italian PERSONAL INTERESTS Art, Character Design, Industrial Design, Fashion and Architecture Animation and Fantasy productions Drawing and painting Theatre and opera Music contacts +44 758 6564 828 thesaradesign@yahoo.com thesaradesign.wixsite.com/conceptsara

Skills

 

  • Creative Arts
  • Abobe Creative Suite
  • 2D Artist
  • 2D Game art
  • Hons Art and Design
  • Ability to Produce Innovative Design Concepts
  • Character Concept
  • 2D Character Design
  • Art Department
  • Concept Sketching