Hello! My name is Federica, I am an Italian girl living in Perth, Scotland. I love tea (I have about twenty different types of tea in my flat), animals, creating stuff and nerdy things. Nice to meet you!
I have various projects and skills that I would like to show via my portfolio and this is what wallflower.nu is about really — it’s a repository of my creations for both friends and future employers.
There are four major areas I enjoy: web design, photography, writing and graphic design.
I am currently studying HND Computing at Perth College UHI, but web design has been my passion for way longer than that. I started using the internet when I was about 10, and found websites for the first time. I thought they were really neat and decided that I was going to learn how to make them. I taught myself HTML and CSS from the age of 11 and spent the following years making websites for fun and perfecting my design skills (by also learning how to use Photoshop on my own).
I have considerable experience in web design. In addition to having produced a variety of websites as a hobby over the years, I have also developed them both as part of my university course and outside of it, helping various people and organisations.
Photography has also been a passion of mine from a young age. I got my parents to buy me a polaroid when I was about 9 years old and it all escalated from there. Photography has mostly stayed a hobby for all these years, until recently, when I started studying Digital Photography at Perth College UHI and thinking more seriously about giving this profession a go.
As a photographer, I mainly strive to capture moments in time for posterity. I want to capture as many unique moments and subjects as I can, to give people and things a ‘place in time’, so to speak; to make sure no one and nothing is forgotten or looked past.
Having studied photography and having done a handful of shoots, I am now a semi-professional photographer. I offer a variety of photographic services which you can check out in the Hire Me page.
I especially enjoy animal, nature, street, concert, cosplay and portrait photography.
Writing has been a hobby of mine for as long as web design has. To this day, they are the two hobbies that have stayed with me the longest.
I especially enjoy writing fiction and have my own books planned, one of which is a children’s book that is finished and is getting illustrated by a dear friend of mine. I hope to get it published soon and to finish my other books too.
I also enjoy writing articles and reviews. I read a lot of books and watch films, and I really enjoy writing reviews for those. Right now I write reviews of whichever media I finish and am trying to get my reviews published on magazines based in Scotland.
Graphic design has always been connected with web design for me, as I am fascinated by it too. I have studied a bit of graphic design independently, but I feel I can always improve.
I have fuelled my passion for graphic design through making various logos for people and organisations, along with posters, leaflets and business cards for myself and friends. I would definitely love to learn more and practice my design skills in the future.
What am I looking for?
I know I have a lot of hobbies, so you might be wondering: what is it that you want to do in the future? What are you looking for?
At the moment, I am open to any kind of freelance work that falls under my areas of interest. Meanwhile, I am also looking for full-time work opportunities, such as Junior Designer / Developer, Assistant Photographer or Writer/Editor in a magazine or publishing company. Any of those jobs would honestly make me really happy!