Bettina Di Virgilio

Bettina Di Virgilio - Italian Designer

I was born in Siena, one of the most beautiful cities of Italy.Growing in an environment rich in art and visual stimuli, pushed me even as a child to realize that my passion was drawing and creativity. When I was 19 I moved to Milano, pushed by my will of working in the Design & Creativity areas. I graduated at Politecnico di Milano, with honors.

I've been working as a Designer for over 10 years, mostly as a self employed and in design studios that I co-owned. During my career I had experience across diverse design fields and disciplines: objects, interaction, books... In a word where specialization is seen as a success strategy, I decided to follow what passionate me, facing the requested tasks as a challenge for my talent and capabilities. This attitude helped me to live in a continuos learning process, that is still on going.

My corner stone and passion is to use my technical and intellectual skills to create something concrete. According to me, Design is the process that begins with a research, go through the processing of information that lead to the idea, which is then concretized and made usable by everyone, getting out from the mind of who thought it.
Confront different issues and tasks is a stimulus for me. This attitude allowed me to learn and be able to grasp the complexity of the birth of a new product in its differents aspects and steps. I think having a strong design method and an open mind is the goal of each designer. This way the designer can cope its work fully and consciously, having a global vision of the design process, be it an object, a communication, an interaction. The understanding and knowledge lead to innovation. Without food, how can we grow and improve? In the same way, our mind needs to be continuosly feeded and stimulated with new exploration opportunities.

Beside my activity of designer:
- since 2004 I am part of the Adobe Guru, a group of experts recognized by Adobe. I am specialized in Photosohp, Digital Imaging, ad its use in design.
- 2013 - 2017, part of the community Adobe Community Professional.
- I am Lecturer of Computer Graphics at Istituto Europeo di Design.
- I am Adobe Certified Instuctor.

Prizes

Some of the projects I worked on won the following prizes:

2015 - EU Design - UX Design
Classe 11 (Product design: Bonetto Design - Interaction design team Umania: Di Virgilio - Lorini - Valenti )

2015 - Red Dot Design Award
Classe 11 (Product design: Bonetto Design - Interaction design team Umania: Di Virgilio - Lorini - Valenti )

2014 - Excellence in Design Award
Classe 11 (Product design: Bonetto Design - Interaction design team Umania: Di Virgilio - Lorini - Valenti )

2013 - Plus X Design Award | Ease of Use
Quarza full automatic coffe machine (Design team: Di Virgilio - Redaelli - Zanetti)

2013 - Red Dot Design Award
Quarza full automatic coffe machine (Design team: Di Virgilio - Redaelli - Zanetti)

2011 - Table top innovation
Egg chair (Design team: Di Virgilio - Redaelli - Zanetti)

2011 - Good Design Award
Tasty (Design team: Di Virgilio - Redaelli - Zanetti)

2009 - Interactive Product Experience | Bronze
Amplifit (Design team Design Continuum)


Publications

2017 - "Adobe Photoshop CC, La nuova guida per il fotoritocco digitale"; - Hoepli
Aut: Bettina Di Virgilio

2014 - "Photoshop CC, Guida completa per il fotoritocco digitale" - Hoepli
Aut: Bettina Di Virgilio

2012 - "Photoshop CS6, Tecnologia per l’Immaginazione" - Hoepli
Aut: Bettina Di Virgilio

2010 - "Photoshop CS5, Strumenti Creativi" - Hoepli
Aut: Bettina Di Virgilio

2009 - "Photoshop CS4, Guida per il Professionista" - Hoepli
Aut: Bettina Di Virgilio

2004 - "Fotoritocco con Photoshop" - VNU Business Publications
Aut: Bettina Di Virgilio

2002 - "Photoshop 7, Trattamento ed elaborazione delle immagini digitali" - Apogeo
Aut: Giovanni Antico - Bettina Di Virgilio


Link e Certificazioni

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Companies

I worked on projects for:

- Adobe Systems Italia
- Arun
- Bialetti Industrie
- Bezzera
- Caffitaly
- Cino Coffee Machines
- Ducati Motor
- E-my
- Flextronics Design
- H3G
- Hoepli Editore
- Huafu Glassware Co. Ltd
- Ipac Italy
- Istituto Europeo di Design
- Logitech Italia
- Multipla
- Ningbo AAA Co. Ltd.
- Ningbo Heiger Electrical Appliances Co. Ltd.
- Nurun
- Telecom Italia
- Obel
- Pavoni Italia
- Rancilio
- RCR Cristallerie
- Saeco
- Segis
- Tecnoforma
- Telelombardia
- The Small Potatoz Ltd.
- Silicone Zone International Ltd.
- Umania
- VNU Business Publications
- Vuurv

Bettina Di Virgilio // Designer - Milano, Italy - p.iva 01067650521

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