Niccolò Mineo
Visual Design

Interfaces

European Consortium for Political Research (Standing Group on Organised Crime) 2014

  • Wordpress CMS
  • Responsive layout in ZURB Foundation framework, SVG logo with PNG fallback
  • SCSS/Sass preprocessor
  • Dependency management in Grunt.js

Europol 2014

  • Internal newsletter template
  • Pure HTML/CSS
  • Maximum compatibility: cross-client, cross-browser

Regione Emilia Romagna 2013

  • Cultural heritage project “Associazione Teatrale dell’Emilia Romagna”
  • Wordpress CMS
  • HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, PHP

Resident Evil Europe 2004

  • Web skin for Resident Evil's European fan hub
  • Hand-crafted textures, shapes & effects

Illustrations

Europol 2014

  • The publication consists in guidelines and indications on relevant facilities for visitors
  • 3D maps based on actual architectural blueprints
  • Custom icons

European Commission 2014

  • Logo of the data exchange file format "Universal Message Format"
  • Blue for loyalty and character, white for digital signal impulses and pureness
  • Project financed by the European Commission and sealed by Europol, Interpol, Frontex, Eurojust international organizations and the central governments of Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Austria, France

Europol 2014

  • E-Flyers for internal communications via email and social media
  • Different areas outlined, such as open meetings, internal trainings and population awareness

Europol 2014

  • Logo for Europol's band, "Undercover"
  • Sharp, futuristic, with a reference to the police automobile's alarm

David Zard 2013

  • Heart logo artwork for «Romeo & Giulietta (Ama e cambia il Mondo)»
  • Halftone technique and subtly transparent rubber
  • The battle of colours represents the opposite factions

David Zard 2013

  • E-Flyers for «Romeo & Giulietta (Ama e cambia il Mondo)»
  • Photo manipulation (original shot © Alessandro Dobici)

David Zard 2013

  • Logotype for "Santa Monica Rock Festival 2014"
  • Aggressive B/W opposition, lively exotic typeface
  • Custom typeface: "S" inspired by flames
  • Brand name recalled via instances of "S" scattered on guitar neck

Tom's Hardware Guide (Italy) 2011

  • Logo for "Gamut (Di Forme e di Colori)" blog
  • Project ignited from the catchphrase "A new set of eyes"

Regione Emilia-Romagna 2011

  • CD cover artwork for 4 Christmas classical concerts
  • Digitally assembled instruments and Christmas decorations
  • Concerts financed by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio e Banca del Monte in Lugo

Visualization

Europol 2014

  • Taxonomy of Intranet's Wiki module
  • Key functionalities represented as tree nodes and flowing throughout the two privacy areas

About

A storyteller through digital technologies

My name is Niccolò Mineo.

I enjoy creating meaningful experiences on the web through iconic design and effective code.

Offering a web experience is more than simply firing sensorial cues to your audience. Creating a web experience should start from the richness and complexity of your brand.

Interfaces, icons, contents become therefore crucial, because they speak on your brand's behalf, out there.

I wield them to tell your story.

More than a pixel pusher: a versatile player

Besides Web Design, I:

  • Contributed to online media strategies in public institutions and private companies
  • Tested UIs and rethought the information architecture of online content areas, advising about new approaches for the delivery of existing services
  • Coded scripts to quickly retrieve informations from thousands of lines of local data
  • Contributed to copywriting on publications and subedited texts
  • Shortlisted dozens of web communication professionals for a position in Social Media Management at a private company

I have also some journalism experience as a writer in few topics (music, technology, travel) and as an editorial staff manager (music).

European Parliament European Commission Europol European Cybercrime Center CREA.M Creative Mentoring Regione Emilia Romagna Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio e Banca del Monte di Lugo

Whom I worked for

The personal qualities and technical skills of Niccolò, as well as his ability to adapt to a multinational and multilingual environment, have made it very easy to integrate him in a well established team and his reliability has contributed to the smooth functioning of the Audiovisual website. [...] We are sincerely convinced that he would be a very good asset for any audiovisual media operation as well as any IT and communications department.
F. Carbajo - Head of Audiovisual Unit, European Parliament

Nico has outstanding organizational skills. He is able to successfully complete multiple tasks with favourable results despite deadline pressure. [...] I highly recommend Nico for employment. He is a team player, hard-working, smart and would make a great asset to any organization.
N. Sourmelakis - Web Manager and User Experience Expert, Europol

Tools

Photoshop, Illustrator

10

InDesign

5

Axure RP / Balsamiq

1

Languages

HTML, CSS

6

PHP, MVC

1

JS, jQUERY

2

Natural Languages

Journalism, Copywriting (EN / IT)

5

All the skills

This is an overview of my years of experience with tools for web design, print production, web development languages and writing for the web.

I also grasp broadly:

  • AJAX
  • MySQL
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Python
  • LaTeX

I want to join your team

Do you...

  • ... need an in-house Web Designer with an understanding in programming languages and a practice in web writing?
  • ... offer training in the full stack of Web Development (behavioural and functional layers)?
  • ... offer challenges in a friendly and possibly multicultural work environment?

If the answer to most of the previous questions is "YES", then let's have a chat on LinkedIn or Twitter.

I am also an aficionado of blues electric guitar and sci-fi atmospheres.

Find some sounds of mine on SoundCloud.