Andrea Tavolaro

Illustrator, Animator, Art Director

Berlin, Germany
From traditional engravings on wood to sketches and doodles, from graphic design to logo design, from 2D animation to installation art. New concepts guide me to new horizons and professional experiences.
I'm always ready to learn and improve as an artist and a human being.

Work Experience

THE HAUS

Installation Artist

Conception and creation of an interactive art installation entitled "PLEASE DO TOUCH" where the visitor of THE HAUS Gallery where invited to interact and eventually destroy full sized human sculptures.
March 2017 - May 2017 Berlin, Germany

Inland Zine

Artist

Cover Artwork for the Inland portable exhibition in zine format, "Inland#2: Neither", which explores the gender topic. Two artworks of mine were also featured in the magazine.
May 2017 - July 2017 United Kingdom

PAINT NOW!

Art Therapist

During multiple sessions I tutored the refugees of Tempelhof Camp in Berlin to express themselves through painting and drawing with different materials. In the end of the workshop I organized with the group of volunteers at Under The Mango Tree Studio Gallery an exhibition of the refugees artworks aside a wish they had expressed, that local visitors could help them to fulfill, promoting this way the integration between the refugees and the Berliners.
May 2016 - September 2016 Berlin, Germany

SDIDS Schön Dass Ihr Da Seid

Graphic Designer, Organizer and Artist Reference for the Workshops

Organization of the WELCOME FESTIVAL 2016, an event sponsored, between the others, by AVAAZ and promoted integration between refugees and locals. During the event I was responsible for multipole art workshops, as well as for bringing the PAINT NOW! refugee exhibition to the festival.
I also created the design for the posters and the flyers of the event.
March 2016 - September 2016 Berlin, Germany

Under The Mango Tree Studio Gallery

Co-Organizer

I organized in collaboration with Kurtis DeLozier an event about refugee poetry. I gathered some refugees of Tempelhof Camp who read their own poetries during the first week of the refugee art exhibition at Under The Mango Tree Studio Gallery.
August 2016 - August 2016 Berlin, Germany

Cut&Paste

Digital Illustrator

I was invited to create an illustration in collaboration with another artist Live during the "SHUFFLE: Match&Make" event at ZED Berlin.
June 2015 - June 2015 Germany

THE BALLERY Contemporary Art Gallery

Digital Artist

Participation to a collective exhibition with a personal artwork.
January 2015 - February 2015 Berlin, Germany

BALACLAVA Gallery

Digital artist

Personal Exhibition of artworks.
2014 - 2014 London, United Kingdom

Cultworks

Digital Artist

Realisation of Art pieces for brends like Chevrolet, Buick, Smiley and Cadillac.
November 2011 - February 2012 Berlin, Germany

Infinity Entertainment S.r.l.

Illustrator, Animator and Art director in Infinity Enterainment S.r.l., Advertising Agency

Ideation and finalization of comunication projects for brends like ROCHE, NIKE, ABBOTT, SACE, SELEX, GRANAROLO, PARMALAT.
July 2009 - January 2011 Berlin, Germany

FEFE’ Visual Magazine

Illustrator

Realization of scratch book style illustration and comic strips, all in one night, during the “Tutto in una notte” FEFE’ Project, and then published in the FEFÈ #7+ Special Issue.
April 2008 - April 2008 Rome, Italy

Rainbow C.G.I.

Cinema Movieboarder and Storyboarder

Realization of storyboards and montage of the scenes of WINX Club THE MOVIE 2: Il segreto del regno perduto
July 2009 - September 2009 Rome, Italy

ROJO Visual Magazine

Illustrator

Participation to a stage organized from ROJO Visual Magazine and realization of illustrations then published in a ROJO Special Online Issue.
July 2008 - July 2008 Rome, Italy

TWISTER S.r.l.

Storyboarder

Storybord of a 30sec TV Spot
June 2009 - June 2009 Berlin, Germany

Istituto Dermopatico Dell’Immacolata

Illustrator

Planning of characters and settings design, and following fresco on the pediatric dermatology unit walls of the hospital.
September 2007 - November 2007 Rome, Italy

Education

Instituto Europeo Di Design (IED) - Rome

Three-year training course in:
Anatomical Line Drawing, Realistic Drawing, Storyboard, Screenwriting.
Many Illustration techniques (acrylic painting, watercolor painting, incision, mezzatinta, vectorial grafics).
Traditional Animation, stop motion and paperless animation with computer programs like Adobe Flash and After Effect.
September 2005 - June 2008 Rome, Italy

Literature And Philosophy Faculty

Attending of Università degli studi di Bari, Literature and Philosophy faculty, specialization in “Theatrical culture”.
September 2003 - June 2005 Bari, Italy

Liceo Scientifico Statale Sante Simone

High School Graduation Diploma

Scientific High School education with foreign language specialization.
September 1997 - June 2002 Conversano, Italy

Languages

English (Fluent),
Italian (Native),
German (Fluent),
Spanish (Fluent),

Awards

ILLUSTRATIVE

Finalist at the "Young Illustrators Award 2010"

2010

BeMyApp World Cup WeekEnd

Second Place at the contest “BeMyApp World Cup WeekEnd" for the concept and design of an app in one weekend in Berlin.

2013

Balaclava Gallery

Winner of the “Call for digital artwork" to create a personal exhibition at Balaclava Gallery, London.

2013

Talenthouse

Winner of the contest "The Haus - Berlin Art Bang" on Talenthouse.com and subsequential creation of a personal installation on the topic Transience ("Vergänglichkeit") in one of the 100+ rooms of The Haus Gallery in Berlin.

2017

Inland Zine

Winner of the Inland Zine contest to be featured on the art mgazine "Inland#2: Neither" about the gender topic. One of my artworks was also used as cover of the magazine.

2017

Skills

Adobe Flash CS5, Adobe InDesign CS5, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, After Effects CS5, Creative Suite CS5, Digital Photo Manipulation , Illustrator CS5, Incision, Installation Art, Photoshop CS5, Wood Carving,

Social skills and competences

Excellent capability of team working improved taking part in projects during the attending of IED ( “Tutto in una notte” publishing work, the participation to “Castelli Animati” animation contest, the collective thesis, the stage at the Hospital of Rome) and amplified working in the Creative Team of Infinity Entertainment for almost two years.
Sociable, polite, versatile, multi-skilled, reliable, experienced.

Organisational skills and competences

Exellent capability of leadership and coordination, showed in 2016 during the organization of many voluntary projects, included a Welcome Festival for over 5000 refugees and locals in Berlin Tempelhof, a poetry event and an art exhibition by different groups of refugees in collaboration with PAINT NOW! and Under The Mango Tree Studio Gallery. Leadership attitude have emerged also between 2009 and 2011 during the team work in Infinity Entertainment Advertising Agency. Abilities in the coordination of a big group emerged also back in 2008 during the realization of the classroom short “la discesa”, then presented at the festival of animation “Castelli Animati”, where I played the role of Chief Animator, Co-Director and Character designer. Problem-solving attitude, Leadership oriented, commercial attitude and selling ability, customer-tuned, persuasive.

Artistic skills and competences

One of the five nomination at Young Illustrators Award 2010, international contest, in animation section.
Graphic and creative designer, illustrator, animator. Several works published in newspapers and exhibitions
Competence in using various illustration techniques achieved at IED Istituto Europeo di Design: acrylic, watercolour , vectorial grafics, wax and oil pastels, incision on linoleum, wood, drypoint, etching and acquatinta on copper and zinc.
Competence in writing, scripts of both illustrated and not illustrated stories, shorts, comics and feature stories.
Commercial artist experienced in advertising graphic material for banners, flyers, posters, calendars, books, magazines, catalogues, audio and video devices; creative designer fond in audio and video editing for television, cinema and web. Prose and poetry writer.