David Vignoni Resumé

Specialties

My specialty is to create high-fidelity mockups as part of the user experience process, to define a consistent visual language throughout the product, to prepare detailed UI specifications and visual style guidelines. I’m a talented icon designer and I also enjoy doing some interaction design and web design. I feel at ease creating wireframes, illustrations and styling stylesheets.

Skills

Adobe Illustrator is my tool of choice. I’m also proficient with Photoshop, Omingraffle, XHTML and CSS.

Work Experience

jun 2006 – present
Senior Visual Designer @ Meebo, Inc.

  • Designed visual aesthetics, iconography, buttons and other UI elements, created UI specifications and production graphics for many Meebo products, including:
    • Meebo Messenger
    • Meebo for iPhone
    • Meebo for Blackberry
    • Meebo Bar
    • Meebo Web Checkins
    • (new) Meebo Alpha
  • Led the product visual design.
  • Created templates for UI skins and data driven business cards.
  • Managed external contractors for smaller projects.

mar 2005 – sep 2007
Principal Icon Designer @ Icon-King.com

  • Designed original iconography, logos and websites for different clients, including: Nokia, Novell, Frog Design, Meebo and University of Bologna.

may 2005 – dec 2005
Consultant Graphic Designer @ SuSE Linux GmbH

  • Created graphics and icons for Suse Linux’s community project Open Suse.
  • Was sponsored 6 months to develop on Oxygen icon theme for the KDE project.

Open Source Experience

mar 2005 – dec 2009
Oxygen Icon Theme for KDE 4

  • Defined the visual look and feel of the icon theme.
  • Led the icon designers team.
  • Designed folders, files, applications and toolbar icons in SVG format.

apr 2002 – oct 2004
Nuvola Icon Theme

  • Designed a set of more than 600 open source icons.
  • Nuvola icons are still used on software of any kind, Linux distributions and on important websites such as Wikipedia.

2004 – present
KDE Artists/Oxygen Team

  • Contributed icons, logos, banners and web design to KDE and KDE related projects.
  • Designed KDE eV logo.

Education

2005
B.S. in Computer Science @ Università Di Bologna