About

I started my career as a designer and developer focussing on usability, accessibility and information architecture. For nine years I lived in the UK, where I co-founded the web agency UI Farm and worked for clients spanning several industries, such as banking, retail and energy. I recently took a career break to deepen my knowledge of user experience and become a more conscious designer.

Newsletter

I curate the inspiration series Design, Digested, a newsletter about design, tech, their implications in our lives and the occasional photography work.

Certificates & Workshops

Books that shaped me

  • Designing with Web Standards, by Jeffrey Zeldman;
  • Don't Make Me Think, by Steve Krug;
  • Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, by Louis Rosenfeld, Peter Morville & Jose Arango;
  • The Design of Everyday Things, by Don Norman;
  • Responsive Web Design, by Ethan Marcotte;
  • Mobile First, by Luke Wroblewski;
  • Atomic Design, by Brad Frost;
  • Just Enough Research, by Erika Hall;
  • Accessibility for Everyone, by Laura Kalbag;
  • The New CSS Layout, by Rachel Andrew;
  • Git for Humans, by David Demaree;
  • Cross-Cultural Design, by Senongo Akpem;
  • Sustainable Web Design, by Tom Greenwood.

Languages (CEFR)

  • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italian: Native
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง English: Advanced
  • ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท French: Intermediate
  • ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Swedish: Beginner

Interests

Photography is my life-long passion. Over the past few years, I contributed to several exhibitions, and authored two music videos for my husbandโ€™s debut album. In a bid to better my visual communication skills, I started learning to draw.

At the first hint of autumn, I often start knitting small accessories for family and friends. Being close to nature is important to me. Itโ€™s where I can clear my mind, get inspired and relax.

Exhibitions

Date Exhibition
Dec 2018-Jan 2019 Shutter Hub OPEN 2018: The Encore! at 5&33 Gallery, contributor. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Oct 2018 Shutter Hub OPEN 2018 at Photomonth East London International Photography Festival, contributor. London, UK.
Jul-Aug 2018 Because We Can! Exhibition at Festival Pilโ€™Ours, contributor. Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, France.
Feb-Mar 2018 GIRL TOWN โ€“ Celebrating the Culture of the Female in the 21st Century, contributor. Tel Aviv, Israel.
Jul 2017 Shutter Hub Open Exhibition 2017 at Retina Photography Festival, contributor. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dec 2016-Jan 2017 Hot Numbers Open Exhibition, contributor. Cambridge, UK.
Oct-Nov 2016 GIRL TOWN โ€“ Celebrating the Culture of the Female in the 21st Century, contributor. London, UK.
Jun-Jul 2016 Shutter Hub Open Exhibition 2016, contributor. Cambridge UK.
Silvia Maggi

A web designer and developer focused on usability, accessibility and information architecture.

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