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Name: Dario Surname: Russo Address: Corso Europa, 78 23801 Calolziocorte LC Tel: +39 335 601 6668 e-mail: dariorusso1988@gmail.com

Education Degree of BSc (Hons) Product Design University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland. Diploma di Grafico Pubblicitario Liceo Artistico P.L. Nervi “progetto Michelangelo” Lentini SR.

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Language: Italian - mother tongue English - C1

Statement I am an Italian designer born in the beautiful Sicily, renowned for marvellous scenarios and wild life. Grew up close to the sea and surrounded by nature, I have learnt to respect her and to listen to her. This is why, as a designer, I like to find inspiration for my work by looking at her. My dogma is “keep it simple”, I seek for the minimal avoiding the unnecessary, stay focused and get to the point.

No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means without permission in writing from the owner of the rights and the publisher © Dario Russo


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Contents

The Core Quinn’s Eve

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revenge

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perfume

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Tetripad Rowenta

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Duetto

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Hieroglyphs

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Recollect

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Libretto

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Logotype

and label

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The Core A TV set designed to be the center of the living room. Inspired by 1960’s furniture with a foot in the 21th century.

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Main structure: solid wood keys: ITO Speakers: fabric University project Professor: Graham Pullin

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speakers

screen

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dvd player

remote room

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Cardboard 10

prototype


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Quinn’s

revenge

Replica of sunglasses worn by Anthony Quinn in the film “Revenge” (1990). The design was recreated thanks to some screenshots of the movie, because there is no trace of these glasses, therefore no brand.

materials

Frame: acetate Hinge/temples soul: gold

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Quinn’s

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Eve

perfume

The design of this bottle is inspired by the biblical episode of Eve and the serpent. The container is designed over an apple with a serpent as the lid.

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Container: ceramic Lid: gold

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Tetripad A joypad conceived for the videogame “Tetris�. The shape is inspired to the first joypads produced by Nintendo for its first platforms like Super Nintendo. It is ergonomic although its minimalist form, slightly curved end rounded at the ends.This feature let the hands holding a natural position, resting throughout the game. materials

Case: polycarbonate Keys: ITO University project Professor: Linsey Mcintosh

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Rowenta

hair dryer

Exploded view of a Rowenta hair dryer from 1980. Disassembly of a real product to explore all the pieces to use afterwards as reference. University project: “Form And The Role Of The Prototype� Professor: Martin Skelly

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Duetto Desk speaker with a flat design. There are a pair of two-ways 4� speakers, a woofer and a tweeter, in order to cover a wide audio frequency range, connected to a 50W amplifier board. It is provided with two RCA connectors to plug in a PC or a smartphone.

materials

Top/bottom panels: oak wood Side panels: ebony wood Front/back panels: black leather Knobs: hard plastic

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Building 26

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Product

in contest

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Hieroglyphs A table game designed for Hasbro, partner of the D&AD New Blood Awards 2018. University project Professor: Polly Duplock

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Recollect Recollect is a memory reminder allowing to relive your memories as it shows them back to you. The app, on a chosen frequency, alerts you when a new memory has been selected. Would you choose to print that memory off, the frame will do that for you on a zero ink paper thanks to the built in printer . University project sponsored by Mozilla. “Form And The Role Of The Prototype� Professor: Martin Skelly Team members: Anna Ruben Dario Russo Harris Shields Hannah Paterson Yudhish Puran Fraser James Robertson 30


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SOLARGRAPHY

(BASED ON OUR INITIAL RESEARCH; OUR SURVEY, AND INTERVIEW, AS WELL AS OUR OWN OBSERVATIONS)

DO YOU PREFER SEEING DIGITAL OR PRINTED

IF YOU HAD THE CHOICE BETWEEN TAKING FILM OR DIGITAL

PHOTOS AND WHY?

PHOTOS, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU PREFER AND WHY?

“... It is definitely more of emotional value when it is printed” BY CHRISTIAN BY CHRISTIAN

WHAT ARE YOUR INSPIRATIONS? “Instagram, fashion photography, always jealous of peoples instagrams so I want to be as good as them. “Check out my life travelling the world its great” BY EMMA

MAIN ISSUES WITH DIGITAL VS FILM FILM : VERY TECHNICAL PROCESS. CAN BE REDEVELOPED INTO PHOTOS, LIKE A PHYSICAL RAW FILE. MUST BE HANDLED CAREFULLY. FILM / PHOTOS CAN BE EASILY DAMAGED BEFORE DEVELOPED DIGI DIGITAL : CONTAIN A LOT OF INFO YOU’RE NOT AWARE OF; LOCATION, DATE, TIME ETC. GENERALLY MORE CONVENIENT EASIER TO EDIT EASIER TO SHARE, VIA APPS, INTERNET, SMARTPHONES

WAYS TO SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS : Restrict the number of photo people take? Make them more precious?

DIGITAL CAN BE CORRUPTED EASY TO ACCIDENTALLY DELETE CAN’T RELY ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO KEEP PHOTOS SAFE ADVANCING TECHNOLOGY COULD RENDER OUR CURRENT DIGITAL FORMATS OBSOLET PHONES : TOO EASY TO TAKE PHOTOS

Find a way to make photos more valuable again People like having printed photos - make it easier / more accessable somehow? Film cameras(disposable) are fun because they’re cheap and suspensful

‘UNLIMITED’ NUMBER OF PHOTOS GAVE EVERYONE THE ABILITY TO BE A ‘PHOTOGRAPHER’, APPS AND AUTOMATIC SETTINGS

Make developing SLR/Films easier or create a blend of digital convenience with the fun of SLR


Libretto Libretto for a flautist final degree exam at the Trinity College of London.

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Logotype

and label

Logo and labels design for a firm who sells traditional Sicilian culinary products.

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