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About Enzo Gianvittorio Danese / CV

Enzo Gianvittorio Danese (Enzo GD) is a consultant and strategist for Visual Communication, Advertising and Art projects, holding an active career that spans through more than 36 years of experience as a Graphic Designer, Videographer and Art Director with a solid academic / professional background and expertise in corporate identity, branding design, marketing and advertising strategies for companies, educational and social organizations.

Clients portfolio gathered through the years include: Advertising agencies, Multimedia production, Edutainment software, Museums,  Marketing, Corporate identity, Communication & Creative Strategies for companies, organizations, schools and academies. To have a glimpse of some of the jobs done, please visit the SHOWCASE / GALLERY section.

Education, competences and skills
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Education profile based on humanities high school and a degree in Mass Communication & Advertising at UCAB / Andres Bello Catholic University) * , combined with a myriad of training courses in drawing, painting techniques, video drama production, digital video editing, web design (html & CSS), etc…
(*) Final thesis / dissertation: “Visual Communication: The cognitive role in visual perception”.

Areas of expertise (services)

Graphic Design & Visual Communication
  • Logos, branding & corporate identity.
  • Illustrations, photo-retouch and image manipulation
  • Info-graphics.
  • Page layout for brochures, magazines, booklets and books
  • Website design.
  • GUI (Graphic User Interface) & Interaction Design. Well trained eye for optimal implementation of graphic elements to enhance the user’s experience of a digital product.
  • Video editing and video compositing.
Web Design, Web Administration / SEO & Content Management
  • Conceptualization, design and development of responsive websites.
  • Web administration & SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Social Media Marketing (“echo chamber” technique).
Video Editing & Compositing
  • Proficiency and experience in pre-production and post-production.
  • Idea developments: Creative brief / Story development / Scripting + Storyboarding.
  • Corporate videos
  • Video ads
  • Explaining videos (educational & instructional)
  • Tutorial videos
  • Testimonial videos
  • Social Media videos
  • Product demos
  • Artistic videos (videoart)
  • Video & Audio restoration / music / lip-sync
Concept Developments & Strategies
  • Concept developments and strategies implementation for IT and communication projects.
  • Marketing strategist and branding consulting for Open-Source Software developers.
  • Conceptualization of ideas and planning for Startup projects (IT, Apps, Internet platforms, etc)  with social development purposes.
  • Digital Products Envision (open-source, decentralization and blockchain oriented projects).

Technical skills comprise proficiency and high level of expertise managing many of the standard graphic production software -listed bellow- :

  • Adobe Creative Cloud:
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • Premiere Pro
    • After Effects
  • Open-Source Software:
    • GIMP
    • Krita
    • Inkscape
    • Darktable
    • Scribus
    • OLIVE Video Editor
    • Kdenlive
    • Blender 3D (notions)
    • … among others …

Some interpersonal skills worth mentioning :

  • Ability to conceptualize any idea in visual concepts and graphic codes.
  • Excellent understanding and implementation of advertising & marketing principles in any kind of production.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize work schedules.
  • Ability to take on responsibilities as well as to manage and coordinate.
  • Aptitude to share knowledge with others.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member, deal with pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Enjoy being part of a creative and challenging team oriented to goal achievement.
  • Fluency in English, Spanish and Italian.
  • Understanding of the communication process within a multicultural context.
  • Activist and big supporter of Open-Source Software developments, particularly of those focused on graphics and video editing.
  • Enthusiast in innovative and disruptive technologies like blockchain and decentralized networks.
Projects, initiatives, activism and engagement
  • Bioprintable.com – The bioprinting network. An info hub and collaborative platform for users and professionals related to bioprinting technologies.
  • Enzo GD – Music Videos – An alternative space showcasing an eclectic and varied collection of remastered and/or re-invented music videos. It’s either part of a “Creative Video Lab” using Open-Source Software like: OLIVE Video Editor, Kdenlive, Audacity, Natron, Krita, GIMP, Inkscape, among others, for most of the video editing and motion graphics present in the videos.
  • MEDIAPRO Community – Media Production Community. Content creation by and for the community. A community oriented initiative set to produce media content in a collaborative atmosphere by using open-source software, while partnering and sharing the vision promoted by STUDIOSS.org project.
  • STUDIOSS.org Media Production using Open-Source Software. A space to promote the use of open-source software, as an alternative to commercial ones, to create and produce media content. A collaborative effort to share news, tips and updated list of available applications for the creative fields. Marketing strategy and branding consulting for open-source software developments.
  • Paintings – Oil paintings and classic techniques of artistic expression. A journey into my artistic roots. Getting back to origins.
User support (other on-line communities)
  • MX Linux – Page to support MX Linux developers (open-source operating system) by sharing desktop wallpapers implementing new branding / Logo.

For more details on working experience (CV / Resume), please visit the LinkedIn profile:

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Clients portfolio gathered through the years include: Advertising agencies, Multimedia production, Edutainment software, Museums,  Marketing, Corporate identity, Communication & Creative Strategies for companies, organizations, schools and academies. To have a glimpse of some of the jobs done, please visit the SHOWCASE / GALLERY section.

Showcase / Gallery / Portfolio
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