About Melissa:

Who I am, Which are my competencies, What I do

I have creative and artistic skills and competencies, mixed in an unique association with creative and communication capabilities. I am a poliedric professional, with activities ranging from photography to arts and painting to communication. My background is mainly artistic and technical (photography and painting). Even if I have a curriculum mainly focused on photography. I try to operate in a 360 degrees perspective in all the performing arts and communication areas. In communication, my professional aim is to leverage my creative and artistic skills to develop an effective communication either in “above the line” and “below the line” activities, through traditional and new media campaigns. In addition, I have team working and time/project management skills. As a consequence I am able to manage myself and the creative teams I take part to in an efficient and effective way. I deliver results on time, accurately up to paranoid, and quickly, with a 100% satisfaction level. In the future my ambition is to develop my creative skills in a 360 degrees perspective, serving in best possible way my customers’ requests, leveraging on my willingness to reach the aim, to target the “extra mile” and to be able to work under stress condition in a multitasking environment.

Professional Track:

activities in photography, arts, creativity, marketing and communication

Photography

2013 – present: realization of covers and editorials for the following fashion and design magazines:

  • Book Moda Uomo
  • Book Moda Donna
  • Lui Magazine
  • Kaltblud
  • Peter Tom and Dave
  • The Fashion Plane Mag
  • Jardesense
  • Fashionisto New York
  • Design scenes
  • One
  • Live Nation

2016 Photography course with:

  • Jean Gaumy – Magnum
  • Jonas Bendiksen – Magnum
  • Jérôme Sessini – Magnum
  • Paolo Barbieri

Arts

2013-present Personal exhibitions of art work (manly photos, paints and painted photos); e.g. personal exhibition “Bellezza e Dannazione” (2013) for the San Remo municipality

Creativity, Marketing and Communication

2016 – present Communication consultant (mainly focused on communication plan) for different artists and musicians

2016 – present indipendent communication professional, collaborating as a specialist professional in marketing and communication projects, mainly for the food and design industry

2012 – present Management of teams of artists and technicians using storytelling to fulfill customer brief and attitude to reach the aims of the project with a strict respect of timing and schedule

2017 J. Walter Thompson, Internship as Art Director

2016 Enrico Mattei – ENI (Italian Multinational Company in the oil industry – #65 Fortune 500 ranking, year 2016); 3 months stage in the communication area, taking care of both traditional and multimedia communication and press office/public relations

2016 – present: bachelor degree in “Communication, media and advertising”, IULM University in Milan [degree scheduled 2019]

Storytelling course with NABA (Nuova Accademia Belle Arti)