Transportation design – 2016
Automotive Designer – Alias Surfaces Designer for Volkswagen AG
Born in Enna, in Sicily, in 1994 I always had the passion for drawing and at a young age for cars. During my last year of study at the Linguistic School of my city I know the IAAD and taken from passion and desire to make decide to try to become part of the institute. In 2013 I began my studies at the IAAD in Turin, where a new world opened up on me.
After a first year of introduction to design, we arrive at the first projects with the participation of very important companies, as Pininfarina with whom, together with some colleagues, we presented at the Medieval Village of Turin, inside the third edition of ‘Salone dell’Auto di Torino’, a project chosen by the same company as a result of their workshop, and in the same year with Honda Europe I arriving at the final stage of the contest they announced annually.
Finally, at the end of the third year, I feel satisfactions thanks to group thesis projects and in particular to individual thesis with Jaguar. Thanks to the preparation and the passion for the automotive that the IAAD has left me I immediately started working at Esiste srl in Turin, first, and Esiste GmbH in Braunschweig, now, where I work in close contact with Volkswagen.
I will remember the IAAD experience as one of the best in my life. The whole of this university system coexists interesting and stimulating situations created by people who feed the desire to do and the passion for their job. IAAD has been a professional and life school at the same time, hard and fun, but above all incisive in the preparation, in the attitude to work and the research of the same.