Curriculum Vitae

Education

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

Minor in Business

Studied abroad: New York – studied design and recording technology; Prague – studied art history, architecture, and film photography

Experience

Art and Design Resident @ Fabrica
09/2020 – PRESENT | Treviso, Italy

Creating and developing my practice in the renowned creative space funded 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

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

Digital Marketing and Design Intern @ AEG China
06/2016 – 08/2016 | Shanghai, China

Led a video production team to create a series of audience interaction videos for Mercedes-Benz Arena and its partners that received more than half a million views on Chinese social media

Sat on a design team to create sale pitch decks, newsletters, brochures and a visual identity guide for Mercedes-Benz Arena and Damai Center

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

Studio Assistant @ Redscale Studios
03/2015 – 08/2015 | Shanghai, China

Filmed performances at big music events in Shanghai and assisted with the post-production process of footage

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

Created the bio-art project SYNTHESIZED (project wiki) based on fluorescent protein, Processing, and Arduino that captured a silver medal in Art and Design track

New York University Shanghai Summer Recognition Awards
08/2014, 08/2015, 08/2016 | Shanghai, China

Received merit-based awards in 2014, 2015, and 2016

Deans’ Service Scholars Subsidized Service Trip
01/2015 | New Delhi, India

Created teaching materials and contributed to the renovation of an underfunded elementary school

Skills

Design

Graphics with Adobe Ai, Ps and Id • Typography • UX research (interview, empathy map, persona, user experience map, user flow, system map) • Wireframing and prototyping with Balsamiq, Sketch and Figma

Prototyping

3D modeling in Blender and Cinema4D and 3D printing • Laser cutting • VR and AR in Unity • Hardware and circuitry with Arduino • CNC machine • Woodshop • User testing

Programming

Creative coding in Processing and p5.js • C# in Unity • Max/MSP • APIs • Web development with HTML/CSS/JS

Emerging Media

Projection mapping and motion capture • New interfaces for musical expression • Urban farming • Locative media storytelling • Digital and film photography • Videography • Photo and video editing in Photoshop & Premiere Pro • Animation in After Effects • New media/interactive art installations • VR and AR experiences

Collaborations

Facilitating design critique • Detailed oriented • Event organization • Communicative • Flexible

Languages

Chinese - Native

English - Proficient

Spanish - Beginner

Italian - Beginner