PORTFOLIO Designer. Elena Colombo

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2016 - 2019 Resume of MY projects. MY works. MY goals.


Fear, collaboration, help, bravery, suffering, joy, all what is hidden under a project is invisible to the ones see only the result but is well impressed in the designer who lives it.

Feelings that bring to the satisfaction of using the

creativity for the others adding new experiences and values to the personal baggage.


it’s not how good you are,

22/09/1994 Bologna, IT +393292410907 elena.colombo@designinclusivo.it

MY DESIGN NEEDS

it’s how good you want to be

software skills

Needs to be focused on People and Environment - they are the protagonists of every design projects. They are the only one knowing the problems whose need to be solved. Empathy is the key.

languages levels

ILLUSTRATOR

RHINOCEROS INDESIGN

Needs to learn from Travelling - travel as tool for sharing, learn from different mindset, and discover yourself.

KEYSHOT PHOTOSHOP

Needs to be Inclusive - through a universal approach design can create universal way to communicate and to create products

OFFICE

Needs to be Multidisciplinary - different backgrounds, skills and point of views enrich every Design project.

30/3/19 Needs Prototypes - try, try and try until you will find the best solution. The best results is obtained through practice!

Winner Arte Laguna Prize_ Design section

Work: Inclusive Tea House, 2017 Venezia, VE

key words teamworker empathic

visionary

curious

sensible to inclusion

creative

traveler&hungry of new cultures

travel adventure discover

create find solution

walk move relax

bake cake design

children care educate smile


1. INCLUSIVE TEA HOUSE_2017 2. LAMP DESIGN_2019 3. FOODESCAPES_MYO_2017

PRODUCT DESIGN


INCLUSIVE TEA HOUSE_THESIS PROJECT products for a conscious and alternative preparation in which the customer becomes the protagonist.

In order to facilitate service to waiters and make the experience offered by the Tea Room more educational and innovative, I decided to develop a system of products that allows waiters not to carry hot and heavy things and to customers to experience tea in different way. I designed a piece of furniture to be placed in the center of a table that combines a plate to heat the water with which to make tea, a teapot, a protective panel for customer safety and a crown on which are placed tester for the choice some tea. Arte Laguna Prize showroom. Me, winner of design section, and the prototype of my set. 2019_Arsenale, Venezia, IT

Keyshot Render showing the composition of the whole products designed for the Tea House.


PROJECT FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION

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society has the power to sharpen disability more than the person’s physical and mental condition

Everyone has his own vision and answer to disability.

ICF (2001)

We have to assume open and inclusive behavior in order to allow the people with disability to feel as a part of society where they can contrubute with their attributes and where they can find support for possible difficulties.

CRPD (2006)

INCLUSIVE DESIGN

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from Design for disability to Universal Design

<Designing for All means conceiving environments, systems, products and services that can be used autonomously by people with diversified needs and abilities, involving human diversity in the design process >

systems

environment

products

Luigi Bandini Buti

System layout on disability condition

Graph of the general phases of the design method of Human Centered Design.

Starting research

writing language

prejudices

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mental

work

dfa

health

architectural barriers

movement

work tools and

Final prototype

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Final concept and prototyping

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technology

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Field research

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Concept scenarios

impairements

and personal context

DISABILITY

environmental

physical state of health

communication

sensory developement

society

person

little autonomy

barriers

prejudices

little selfconfidence

movement

user

designer

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LAB DESIGN EXPERIMENTEA

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3 days of laboratory about TEA with the tea house workers

FROM PROBLEMS TO SOLUTIONS, SCENARIOS

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answer to the needs and frustrations through the project.

BEFORE 1

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Laboratory of tea design after a deep study of Tea I designed a project of three days for teaching and observing the workers approach on tea preparation and their knowledge.

1° day 24/05/17: “TEA DISCOVERY” story, collection and processing through team games, stories and illustrations.

Waiter with disability feels difficulties with writing orders and understand them.

Tea choice is difficult because of strange and long name.

Stimuli reaction Aware and Expert

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The waiter does not understand what he wrote and he can not find the right container.

2° day 25/05/17: “TEA THROUGH THE 5 SENSES” discover differtent typoligies of tea through team activities that involved the 5 senses.

Because of is clumsy, the waiter, make the heavy teapot full of hot water falling down.

Involvement

AFTER

Physical and manual skills

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3° day 26/05/17: “CREATIVITEA’” how to create a teablend and personal teablend and teacontainer creation: creative activity that involves colors, symbols, manuality adn the 5 senses.

Stumulate creativity

Ordering system with a different way of communicating, it does not need writing or remembering.

Tea choice through 5 senses.

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Color language does not confuse the waiter.

Tea preparation is done directly from clients so that waiter has not to go around with heavy and hot things.


INCLUSIVE FONT

The title font it was realized by using the writing of a girl with disabilities, Chiara Fipertani, she is one of the waitress who works in the teahouse I did a project for.

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DESIGN FOR ALL FOR DESIGN_LAMPS DESIGN TRAINING COURSE FOR WORKING INCLUSION

May 2019 - January 2020

To produce objects in wood and paper. To design a product line from design to production. To communicate a product or a brand to launch it on the market.

The participants, starting from - the assigned waste materials (mainly of wood) and following the principles of the circular economy - develop a series of prototypes through themed experiments. In projects, aspects such as portability, cost and reproducibility of objects will be considered.

The objects designed will be evaluated in terms of technical and economic sustainability, production and sales on the market. Meetings are planned with companies that supply industrial waste and with designers who are already producing objects with waste materials, to verify market demands, problems in selling items and possible commercial strategies.

SUSTAINABLE AND ECO DESIGN

INCLUSIVE DESIGN FROM WASTE MATERIALS TO PRODUCTS

Some of the lamps designed and prototyped during the Lab using waste wood materials. T-12 Lab, Milano, IT


MYO_ PLAYFUL INDOOR VEGETABLE GARDEN

MYO is a didactic product that teaches children to grow a vegetable indoor garden and understand its benefits using colors and icons comunication.

MYO makes children get more responsible through a small alarm device. When the water finish the device warns you. During the life cycle of the vegetable you can check the status of the plant.

Front Back

This logo is made from the combination of three words: MY, MIO and ORTO. These terms resume the concept of our product: a vegetable indoor garden for families with children focused on the relationship between vegetables and child. In addition it has been deisgned to be personalized and funny. Thanks the sense of belonging it the child will be more encouraged in taking care of it.

Low level of water Alarm! Feed me

High level of water

_Teamwork _Cultural and social analysis, character analysis. _Problems to be solved, user needs, concept objectives _descriptive / graphic development of the concepts


PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY


PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

SHINY

teamwork

The goal of this photographic project was to evaluate our ability in creating clean and convincing pictures of our products. The objects pictured were chosen for their different finishes: an opaque object ( LancĂ´me foundation), a transparent object (soy sauce) and a shiny object (the coffee cup). The images were shot and then edited with Lightroom and Photoshop in post production.

THE COFFEE CUP


OPAQUE

SOY SAUCE


TRANSPARENT

LANCOME FOUNDATION MAKE UP


1. “CUTANDBEND”_2016 2. 70S PATTERN_2016 3. ICE CREAM PATTERN _2016 4. LOGO LSFA_2017

5. LOGO FOR A LAWYER _2019 6. ROLLER UP GRAPHIC _2019 7. FREETIME_“PERSONAS” _2019

GRAPHIC DESIGN


CUTANDBAND 3D “optical” pattern created cutting and bending paper. Tools: - Paper and scissors - Illustrator - Photoshop


70S pattern I developped a pattern inspired by the 70s and, in particular, by Verner Panton’s works. I chose to mutuate the colors he used in the “Mira X” textiles’ collection. The motifs I used, too, are drawn from his art. Panton is well known because of his unprecedented use of hypnotic tangles of sinuous lines.


ICE CREAM pattern From an Handmade drawing who figures a series of identical ice cream icons I realized a graphic pattern design. Tools: - Hand drawings tools and wax crayons - Illustrator


LAWFIRM logo Annalisa Fortini, lawyer in Bologna, ask me to design a classic and elegant logo for her lawyer identity (business card, letterhead and envelop). The logo should be black and white for her nececcisty and recognizible if printed in small sizes.


SUSTAINABLE DESIGN logo Logo designed for the last year university course. What is Sustainable Design for you?. The logo symbol depicts two people, an adult and a teenager, present and future generations. Sustainable design allows designers to project in order to offer a better future to new generations. Present generation, figured in black, may allow future generation, green (reported color to environmental sustainability), to live in better living conditions.


FARE LAVORO rollup Graphic project designed for the association “FareLavoro� who needed to catch young people during fairs and events realetd to job and enterprise opportunities. They want to make youth know they can help new ideas and start up to grow.


PERSONAS

freetime gaphics During my freetime i like working on graphic tasks. I sometimes draw with illustrators the closeup of people and then I use these graphics for birthday greeting cards or notebook covers.

THANKS FOR YOUR CURIOSITY

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