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architect graphic designer

k i.d.e.a.

20A Romsey Road, Cambridge, CB1 3DD, UK | (+44) (0) 75 70414495 | | Skype chiara_mensa EDUCATION


2005 | 2012 University of Rome “Sapienza” – Department of Architecture “Valle Giulia” Rome, ITALY 5 year EU Architecture degree (equivalent B.Arch) - Graduated with 110 cum laude/110.

2012| PRESENT Freelance graphic designer, Cambridge, UK Participating to design contests as well as working on commission. Expanding my knowledge through self-education.

2003 Oakland Mills high school Columbia (MA), USA Exchange student (attended the 12th grade, senior year).

2012 MT Studio - Architecture studio, Rome, ITALY Studio Intern - worked on public space design: 2D CAD drawings, 3D modelling, rendering, photo editing, site inspection, thinking up&developing design concepts, research work(building regulations), interacting with contractors, presenting design concepts.

2000 | 2005 Ist. Gesù Maria high school, Rome, ITALY High school diploma (Equivalent A levels) Graduated with 100/100 (top of my class).

2007 Brian G. Randall Architecture studio, Atlanta (GA), USA Studio assistant - worked on residential commercial design; drafting, 2D CAD drawings, creating design mock-ups, research work (building materials).

EXPERIENCE | OTHER 2013 RSPB in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, Sierra Leone, Africa Volunteer and fieldwork research assistant. 2012| PRESENT Hardy’s Original Sweetshop, Cam bridge, UK Assistant Manager - deputising in the absence of the General Manager; handling finances; interacting with suppliers; serving customers; managing staff. 2012 Angel Tours Rome, Rome, ITALY Meeting point coordinator - Representing the agency at the meeting points (Vatican, Colosseum, Roman Forum). Tour logistics coordinator, tour promoter. 2010 | 2012 Valle dei Cuccioli-dog shelter and adoption centre, Rome, ITALY Volunteer - dog handler&adoptions promoter.

RSPB & University of Cambridge fieldwork research assistant MT studio Angel Tours Rome intern meeting point coord.

Hardy’s Original Sweet Shop assistant manager

Freelance Graphic Designer

Archimedes181 | Trasecoli translator Valle dei Cuccioli-dog shelter and adoption centre, Volunteer Brian G. Randall Architecture studio, Studio assistant University of Rome “Sapienza”-Dept. of Architecture, 5 year EU Architecture degree (B.arch equivalent)





IT SKILLS Windows OS. Mac OS. Microsoft Office package. AutoCAD & Rhinoceros 2D, 3D and rendering. Sketchup. 3D Studio Max rendering with Vray. Adobe Photoshop. Illustrator. InDesign. Gimp. Inkscape. HTML/CSS with Adobe Dreamweaver basics.




SOCIAL & ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS Teamwork.Networking. Strong communication skills. Multitasking. Prioritising & time management. Meeting deadlines. Brainstorming & idea generation. Investigating alternative design solutions. Information research & analysis. Presentation setup.



PERSONAL SKILLS Native Italian speaker. Proficient in English. Professional at all times. Strong sense of responsibility. Eager to learn new skills. Fast learner. Able to show plenty of initiative. Efficient, persistent & patient. Methodical attention to detail.

PORTFOLIO & ACHIEVEMENTS PORTFOLIO | use QR-code or click the following link: T-SHIRT DESIGNS | “Polar change”, “Protect the ones you love” and “[cycle]2”, available for purchase on Coromandel. WEB ARTICLE | “New eco-creative minds”, by Nacho Zamora, (may 2012).


k(i.d.e.a.) | CV  
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