Master of Science with Honors (Laurea Magistrale con Lode), Digital and Interaction Design @ Politecnico di Milano
09/2018 – 04/2021 | Milan, Italy
110L/110, “Invest Your Talent in Italy” Government Scholarship, Polimi Merit-based Gold Scholarship
Alta Scuola Politecnica, Politecnico di Milano & Politecnico di Torino
03/2019 – 02/2021 | Italy
Merit-based innovation curriculum of 150 students selected from Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino with interdisciplinary courses and the development of multidisciplinary projects.
Final project: DAPO - DIGITAL ARCHAEOLOGY PROJECT AT OPLONTIS
Bachelor of Science, Interactive Media Arts @ New York University Shanghai
08/2013 – 05/2017 | Shanghai, China
Magna Cum Laude, Overall GPA 3.8, Dean’s List, Global Futures Scholar, Shanghai Government Scholarship. Member of the Inaugural Class of 2017.
Minor in Business
Studied abroad: New York – studied design and recording technology; Prague – studied art history, architecture, and film photography; Deans’ Service Scholars service trip to New Delhi.
Associate Creative Technologist @ AKQA
10/2021 – PRESENT | Venice, Italy
Artist and Designer in Residence @ Fabrica
09/2020 – 08/2021 | Treviso, Italy
Creating and developing my practice in the renowned creative space founded and supported by Benetton Group along with other international artists and designers.
Project Manager @ Bigger Lab
06/2017 – 06/2018 | Shanghai, China
Managed and assisted 20+ high schoolers’ long-term individual projects by brainstorming, matching mentors, organizing workshops and presentations, and debugging. These projects include hardware/software development, robotics, data visualization, and interactive web
Initiated and implemented the exclusive student tech-incubator “UNICORN” program by designing and overseeing application and interview process, recruiting and evaluating mentors, co-creating marketing materials along with budgeting
Freelance Creative Assistant @ Culture Group
06/2016 – 04/2017 | Shanghai, China
Created custom pitches targeted at companies such as PrimeSport, Ticketek, and Taihe Media using tailor-made business decks for the exclusive sales and marketing representative of JAY-Z’s label, Roc Nation, in Asia
Conducting market research on current popularity of celebrities from outside Asia in the Asian market
Production Assistant @ Tisch Department of Dance
09/2015 – 12/2015 | New York City, USA
Designed posters, programs and flyers for the promotion of dance performances
Ensured production-ready requirements were met, including studio spaces, documents and maintenance
Lab Learning Assistant @ New York University Shanghai
03/2014 – 02/2017 | Shanghai, China
Assisted professors with demonstration, debugged students’ works during Interactive Media Arts classes, and provided technical support for 3D printers, laser cutter, Arduino, Processing and Adobe Creative Cloud
Maintained and operated laboratory equipment
Awards and Publication
IDETC/CIE 2020 Conference Presentation and Proceeding
08/2020 | Online, Virtual
Bruno, F, Ceriani, A, Zhan, Z, Caruso, G, & Del Mastro, A. “Virtual Reality to Simulate an Inflatable Modular Hydroponics Greenhouse on Mars.” Proceedings of the ASME 2020 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. Volume 9: 40th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE). Virtual, Online. August 17–19, 2020. V009T09A068. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2020-22326
International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition
09/2016 | Boston, USA
UX research (interview, empathy map, persona, user experience map, user flow, system map, etc) • User testing • Wireframing and prototyping with Balsamiq, Sketch and Figma • 3D with Blender and Cinema4D • 3D printing • Laser cutting • VR and AR in Unity • Hardware and circuitry with Arduino • CNC machine • Woodshop • Projection mapping and motion capture • New interfaces for musical expression • Urban farming • Locative media storytelling • Digital and film photography • Videography • Video and animation • Interactive art installations • Programming (creative coding in Processing and p5.js, C# in Unity, Max/MSP, APIs, web development with HTML/CSS/JS)
Mandarin - Native • English - Proficient • Italian & Spanish - Beginner
NOV 8 – DEC 12, 2021 | The Boston University Art Gallery (Stone Gallery), Boston, USA
NOV 20 – DEC 20, 2021 | IS A GALLERY (一弄画廊)， Shanghai, China
Radical Return is the first group exhibition presented by Radical Characters, a study group and curatorial project that explores the relationship between design and culture in the Chinese and Chinese American community. The selected work features 36 Chinese and Chinese American artists and graphic designers who, using 回 (to return, to turn around, to circle or to reply) as a grid—visually and conceptually, explore acts of return through language, tradition, memory, identity, and history. They work across a range of media to embrace, challenge, and expand what it means to “return” in their artistic practice and in relation to their positions in the world today.
Sharp Operation: If/Then & Extensive Vision: Umbilical Cord @ Design in pratica.
SEPT 17 – NOV 1, 2021 | Galleria Cavour, Padova, Italy
Design in practica. (Design in practice.) is JoeVelluto Studio’s retrospective exhibition curated by Leonardo Caffo. JoeVelluto Studio looks back on twenty years of working activity with examples of design with inherent sense that have the intent to guide the observer’s mindset and daily actions, through a path consisting of eight practices originated from the hybridisation between a pragmatic design-related realness and the Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path, whose fundamentals – narrated in eight video installations conceived in cooperation with Fabrica’s artists in residence – should guide ourselves in our being humans even before being applied to the practice of design.
The Resting Place @ WHAT IF?
JUL 27, 2021 – JAN 31, 2022 | Fabrica, Treviso, Italy
WHAT IF was Fabrica’s 2021 end-of-residency group exhibition featuring 12 works that examine and imagine how the future could be shaped by technology, questioning how the technologies currently integrated into daily life will evolve and which new technologies will emerge.
MAY 6, 2021 – MAY 13, 2021 | buṡo vetrine, Venice, Italy
Buṡo is a vetrine gallery located in the heart of Venice, Italy. Its inaugural exhibition project “Fill My Holes” invited international artists and designers to create visuals to occupy its part of windows in turn.