And your projects need imagination and evocative images, as well as beautiful execution, to win your clients over.
You're tired of bog-standard logo design that does nothing to express your brands' values.
Maybe you've looked everywhere for a creative agency who can translate your vision for your business into a visual campaign with great impact on both digital and offline platforms.
You need to find a visionary outlet with extensive art direction, branding and marketing experience as well as outstanding hands-on skills in photography, image manipulation and creation, design and image software.
You're in luck: you found Piccia Neri today.
Over the course of almost two decades in London, I've worked for top-tier design agencies as well as my own corporate clients. The brands I worked on include Channel 4, Shell, Unilever, Diageo. Check the works page for a taster.
In the cultural sector, I was the creative director for the design department of the British Film Institute in London. In this capacity, I directed the design team and created concepts for film posters and marketing campaigns – as well as carrying out the designs myself, with high-level design and photo manipulation skills. I love combining textures and techniques in my creations, using my own watercolours, drawings and photographs.
I also carried out complex projects in the UK and abroad for the British Council, the British Museum, Tate Gallery, National Gallery and Sunday Times Magazine.
For years, I was a Photoshop and web design tutor for Photography Course London, a photography school in Shoreditch.
I'm a Visiting lecturer at Camberwell College of Art on photography and design-related subjects.
I served on the board of the Chartered Society of Designers (UK) as vice-president from 2013 to 2016.
Speaker and trainer
I firmly believe that to be at the top of my game I need to keep studying and learning new things, as well as new takes on old things.
I constantly consume knowledge, I re-elaborate it and present my view on it.
As a WordPress expert and design on the web expert, I am invited to speak at industry events about design, UX and UI on the web. In 2018, I spoke at conferences and events in London, Brighton, Düsseldorf, Madrid, Valencia, Granada, Verona, Irún.
Next appearances in 2019 include the first WordCamp Nordic in Helsinki, Finland, and TYPO3 Camp in Venlo, Holland. I am fluent in 4 European languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French which makes it possible for me to present my thoughts on design, teach and lead workshops all over the world.
I help companies by training their teams to use WordPress effectively and to best practices. I also train teams on using their company's brand and design assets correctly, ensuring that communication is always powerful and on message.
Please get in touch if you would like to hire me.
You can get a taster of what I sound like in the videos from the conferences and in the podcast audios on this page.
Some other workshops and talks I've given:
WORDPRESS: Speaker at WordPress Meetups in Valencia, Spain.
DESIGN AND MARKETING: BFI/ Future Film Festival: From 2011 to 2015 I conceived, set up and led a workshop and competition for design students to design the BFI Future Film Festival campaign, in collaboration with the University of the Arts, London and Middlesex University. The project aimed at bridging the gap between filmmakers and designers. As part of the workshop, I also gave talks on film poster design at the Future Film Festival. You can check out the project website here.
DESIGN AND MARKETING: FILMONOMICS – Looking after your assets – Birds Eye View Film Festival 2014
Panel talk for Birds Eye View Film Festival
Panel discussion: how to release specialised films and what assets are needed to execute a perfect campaign – including what makes a great movie poster (see link to video below).
DESIGN AND MARKETING: University of Wollongong – Artist in Residence– Workshop and talks
Paid residency at the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia, April 2011. I taught a workshop on film poster design to 2nd-year graphic design students. During the course of the residency, I also gave faculty-wide talks on my practice as a designer.
Visiting lecturer at Camberwell College of Art (photography & design-related subjects)
Piccia talking about Gestalt psychology of vision at WordCamp London, April 2018
Piccia talking about Gestalt psychology and Design Thinking at TYPO3 Developer Days conference in Düsseldorf in June 2018. Unfortunately, audio only starts at 16 minutes in!
For Spanish speakers: Piccia talking about Gestalt at WordCamp Madrid, April 2018