About me

Hello! My name is Francesco

I’m Italian Illustrator, Designer and Artist based in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
I work on graphic and web projects with international agencies and clients.

Bio

I started working freelance in 2007 as graphic designer with small associations and clients in Milan, during university at Politecnico di Milano. I graduated in 2008 with a BSc. degree in Industrial Design and later in 2012 with a MSc. degree in Communication Design, officially starting my illustrator career. After many years spent in Milan, in 2016 I moved to Gran Canaria to start up my design studio, keep working as freelance illustrator with agencies and clients worldwide.

Style

My art is digital. My style is mainly geometric and abstract, sometimes referred to as cubist. I try to give a charming three-dimensional touch to all my works, only using vectors, color gradients and a clear and simple composition, highlighting subjects with ethereal lights and shadows, giving value to geometry as foundation of the reality.

Monikers

I’ve used many other nicknames and monikers for my creative projects. I’m Red, Sūn Wùkōng, ShōRed Sūn Shō, Zero C, Acreativeplace.

I SPEAK

  • Italian (mother-tongue)
  • English (B2)
  • Spanish (B2)
  • French (A1)
  • Japanese (basics)
  • Sanskrit (basics)

SKILLS

Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Premiere, WordPress, HTML, CSS, SketchUp, Live Ableton, Gephi.

PASSIONS

Communication, Semiotics, History, Languages, Cultures, Visualization, Creativity, Icons, Characters, Vectors, Gradients.

PUBLICATIONS

  • PRESS Magazine #83
    Cover Design
    15.12.2015
  • Trentino Industriale #55-3
    Cover Design
    01.06.2014
  • Trentino Industriale #54-6
    Cover Design
    01.12.2013
  • Information graphics, Taschen
    "2009: A job Odyssey" project
    2012
  • Data Visualization, Do/Work Publishing
    "2009: A job Odyssey" project
    2012
  • Wired Italia #24
    Double page infographics
    01.02.2011

WEB MENTIONS

  • Carnaval de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
    Carnaval de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2018
    05.07.2017
  • Look at the Sky
    DesignIdeas.pics
    11.03.2016
  • Picame featured banner
    Picame Magazine
    01.10.2015
  • Trees are gold
    Poolga
    26.09.2014
  • Kingdom of playing cards
    World of Playing Cards
    27.09.2013

BEHANCE FEATURES

  • PRESS Magazine, illustrations 2016
    Illustration gallery
    30.08.2019
  • PRESS Magazine, illustrations 2016
    Adobe Illustrator gallery
    29.05.2017
  • Fruitology vol.01
    Illustration gallery
    27.04.2017
  • Fruitology vol.01
    Adobe Illustrator gallery
    04.04.2017
  • World of icons
    Interaction gallery
    26.04.2016
  • World of music
    Illustration gallery
    11.10.2015
  • Monkey cactus tree
    Illustration gallery
    15.04.2015
  • Cats & Sofas
    Illustration gallery
    03.03.2015
  • Kingdom of playing cards
    Illustration gallery
    03.10.2013
  • Lattina project
    Graphic Design gallery
    05.07.2012
  • 3D concepts
    Product Design gallery
    14.01.2010