Time to present myself, since I started to write on this forum months ago without doing it…
Who are you?
My name is Francesco Marino, I define myself as a 360° CREATIVE MIND: I feel no limits to what I can do, I’m hungry of knowledge and always in need to try new tools and techniques, that’s why I suggest people to look at my CV/Portfolio as a reflection of my real potential and future evolutions.
What is your industry/profession?
My first love was pure programming, learned during my IT studies in high school but web and mobile technologies were my later choice for my degree in Web & Multimedia.
The need of expressing and transmitting emotions developed in me a strong ability in story-telling and visual arts like photography, motion graphic and video-making.
My natural tendency to perfectionism and minimalism pushed me to learn more about design and especially UI-UX, defining along with Web Animation my current focus.
Where do you call home?
I’m born in the North of Italy but I never felt home there, right now I’m living in Barcelona, which I love, but I still have some doubts about what to call “home”…
What is your native language?
I’m Italian but I speak fluent English (I lived in Oslo, Hong Kong and The Philippines) and good Spanish (right now I’m living in Barcelona).
What have you made/planning on using Hype for?
In my last job I made a web interactive presentation for improving the marketing impact of the company, you can find it here (scroll a bit): https://www.behance.net/gallery/28262511/Social-Beyond
I recently updated my website with a new UI, it’s responsive so please check it also in a mobile, but I still have a lot of work to do and many ideas to implement: www.360FUN.net
I also made other things, like an interactive mockup for a UI-UX game designer test…but those are not final products so for now I prefer to stop here.
Would you call yourself a beginner, novice, or advanced?
I’m a beginner in terms of time, I’m a novice in terms of job done but I prefer to consider myself an advanced since I’ve a strong background/knowledge in all the fields involved into the creation of an Hype project: programming, design and animation.
What’s your favourite design/animation tool (Other than Hype)?
I worked with Adobe Flash but I never like it too much since I’m for web standards…I definitely prefer Adobe After Effects, but is a different field…
What’s the first interaction or animation tool you ever used? (Analog OR digital!)
I think Microsoft Power Point! ahahhahah
What is your favorite animated film?
Without any doubts “The Nightmare Before Christmas”: I love stop motion!!!