Inspired by old photographs of scale models of Italian rationalist architecture and
urban planning projects designed between the 1920s and 1940s,
Rationalist Utopia reflects on one of the most controversial legacies of
Fascism in Italy.
Made with Blender and After Effects.
I also created @rationalistutopia, where you can find a growing collection of AI generated images of imaginary rationalist buildings.
An attempt to combine a bucholic setting with something (hopefully) revolting.
Made in Blender, Substance Painter, Speedtree and Embergen.
I've always thought that water towers look very suspicious.
A 3D animated short made with Blender and Substance Painter.
My submission for the motion design festival
DEMO 2022. The motion piece
was showcased along with many others on outdoor advertising screens all over the
Made in Blender and Substance Painter.
Fictional Brands Archive
is a collection of many fictional brands found in films, series and video games. It
is structured according to the principles of brand identity design and aims to
provide a comprehensive view of each fictional brand, framing them in their own
fictional context and documenting their use and execution in the source work.
The website was developed as part of my Master's thesis, titled Fictional Brand Design.
The project was featured on Brand New, The Brand Identity and It's Nice That.
When I was little my mother gifted to me this view-master, which had been gifted to
her as a child by my grandfather. Recently, I found it in the garage and I thought
it deserved a bit of love.
Modeled and rendered in Blender, textured is Substance Painter.
Ever since I was a kid, I've always liked to hang around ponds and streams to see if
I could find frogs, newts, and tadpoles.
Inspired by Japanese animation, this 3D environment was created in Blender and Substance Painter.
Your Inner Insect
investigates the theme of metamorphosis through the eyes of Franz Kafka. In his book
The Metamorphosis (1916) the author links complex psychological conditions,
to an insect (a cockroach).
The website consists of a guided experience where users can explore their social insecurities by answering some questions through different types of interactions. Each question is associated with a different insect’s body part. By answering each question the user will be assigned different types of insect’s body parts according to the answer selected. At the end of the test, all the body parts combined will give shape to a new kind of insect, your inner insect.
Confidential is a three part 3D animated short, distribueted via Instagram,
that tells the story of the discovery of an alien creature.
The workflow for this project included sculpting, texturing, rigging, animation and lighting in Blender. It was then rendered with Eevee render engine and composited in After Effects.
Felici, Contenti e Sottotitolati (Happily and Subtitled Ever After) is an
animated short film that aims to raise awareness on content accessibility. The
advantages of using subtitles are shown through the reimagination of a typical fairy
I was mainly involved in the modeling, animation and rendering process, building and texturing every set and character based on the illustrations.
MuVi is an international festival about synaesthesia and visual music. The proposed title sequence for its 6th edition is a 3D animation where music and shapes come together to create a synaesthetic visual experience.
Sunday is a story-driven puzzle game where you play as a man who wakes up in
his house having lost his memory. His wife and children have disappeared. Even
stranger, he realizes that when he opens the front door, it leads him back to his
bedroom, leaving him stuck in a loop inside his house.
On this project, I first developed the main concept and then wrote the entire story of the game. As the only designer on the team, I then worked on designing the environments, building them in Blender and bringing them into Unity. This included texturing every asset and lighting every scene.
Download and play the game on itch.io.
SOLi is a 17-minute short film that tells a story set in a future where
people have lost the habit of communicating and staying together, developed during
Italy's first covid lockdown in 2020.
Made in 3D with Blender, I was responsible for every step of the creative process, from pre-production (writing, storyboarding, concept art) to production (modeling, shading, retopology, animation, directing, lighting) and post-production (editing, sound, color correction).
The full-length short film and a detailed work report are available on the project website.
Schandefreudemetertest is an interactive experience that takes place thanks
to a machine, consisting of six screens, an eye-tracker and a printer. The
experience resembles a scientific test, whose purpose is to explore human morbidity
and the concept of schadenfreude (the pleasure driven by others' misfortunes), in
its multiple emotional and social implications.
The user rests his chin on a special support and watches a series of videos on the screens, one of which concerns the death of one or more people. If the attention lingers long enough on the violent video, another screen will start broadcasting death videos and so on. The eye-tracker records the subject's attention shifts and returns a printed report, where a graph and other data, illustrate the result of the test.
The project was featured on SpeculativeEdu, on FuorisaloneTV and exhibited at Triennale Milano.
To learn more, visit the project's website geistlab.de, or the Instagram page @geist.lab.