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Lombardi

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"I believe Illustration is one of the most fascinating branches of design, a discipline that achieves beauty in using artistic means to solve a problem." –Elena Lombardi

Specialized in illustration and character design for digital media, Elena Lombardi has worked at world-renowned digital production companies in London, Berlin, Stockholm, and New York.

Elena Lombardi teaches Illustration at SACI. She is the Founder and Design Director of Bookstee, Berlin Germany, a line of custom t-shirts for book lovers. She has studied all forms of static and moving image-making, designed educational products, and lectured at numerous design schools in Italy and Sweden.

Elena Lombardi has a Laurea in Industrial Design, University of Florence. In 2008, she attended an Illustration Workshop at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London.

Teaching Philosophy
I believe Illustration is one of the most fascinating branches of design, a discipline that achieves beauty in using artistic means to solve a problem. As a professional in this field I enjoy sharing my experience with the next generation of professionals. Starting with an overview of traditional and contemporary Illustration, and proceeding with analysis of the fundamentals of the discipline, the students will acquire the professional instruments to channel their own unique talents. Supervised exploration and discussion will help direct the students' creativity towards the the realization of distinctive personal projects.

"I believe Illustration is one of the most fascinating branches of design, a discipline that achieves beauty in using artistic means to solve a problem." –Elena Lombardi

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