I am an Italian designer based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands,
creating work for the digital and printed medium.
Studies include Goldsmiths College Fine Arts, London, and Postgraduate Course
in Fine Arts J.van Eyck, Maastricht.
Operating as a freelance designer, animator and illustrator, I have had the opportunity
to work for a variety of clients, benefiting from the combination of cultural and commercial commissions, which in turn inspires my personal work.
I am fascinated by the possibilities of visualising online content in a rich and engaging way by exploring storytelling within interactive and moving media.
I am also passionate about developing contemporary narratives in an animated form. Currently, I am teaching Illustration at the Willem de Kooning Academy of Art and Design in Rotterdam.
I am always interested in collaborating with companies and individuals to create exciting projects, so get in touch!
If you are a writer who would like to collaborate and bring stories to life in a visual way, off or online, don’t be shy and drop me a line!
Mobile: +31 (0)6 45 46 85 36
When Life became a gif(t) @cesdavolio see Instagram.com/cesdavolio
self initaited online animated gifs #coronachronicles.
The Corona Chronicles captures glimpses into the life of a family in a loop during the Covid-19 lockdown. The project is a meditation on routines, the quotidian, and the peculiarities of life interrupted.
Animals in the News: Self-initiated illustration series on social media, @cesdavolio see Instagram.com/cesdavolio
Yezidi Survivors: part of 3 online campaign social media animation Amnesty International UK
Freedom of expression: #ThisIsWhyWeDemandRights, online social media animation, Amnesty International NL
Shia protesters: #ThisIsWhyWeDemandRights, online social media animation, Amnesty International NL
The Warp and Weft of Memory, illustration series, Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I Run The Hills, comic, self-published, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2018)
Het geheime dagboek van Hendrik Groen, (TV Series), title animation, Shop Around, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2018)
Alice, Dutch-Flemish Parade, self-published Risograph, Lucca Comics, Italy
‘The human slaughterhouse’
For Amnesty International, shown at:
Annecy animation festival, France
KLIK animation festival, The Netherlands
Carrefour du cinema d’animation, France
Free Noori, online animation for Amnesty International NL
HAL, Sustainable development residency, Illustrations series, Sinop, Turkey
Group Exhibition, ‘I can see you!’ webcomic, Cartoon Art Annual, Short form and Digital media, Society of Illustrators, NY USA
‘Myanmar: Land of Make believe’, animation, Holland Animation Festival, Web competition
‘End the total ban on abortion in El Salvador, animation, Holland Animation Festival, Web competition