CV

Professional Summary

I am a PhD student in Communication at the Universidade de Vigo (Spain) and I also work as a freelance multimedia designer. My research focuses on typographic elements in films, especially creative subtitles. In addition, I am interested in accessible filmmaking, eye tracking, and cognitive film studies. I completed two bachelor degrees, one in Audiovisual Engineering at the Universidad Católica del Uruguay and the other in Psychology at the Universidad de la República, Uruguay, both in 2015. Afterwards, I studied a Master in Digital Media at the University of Bremen and a Master in Multimedia Translation at the Universidade de Vigo. Currently, I am a member of GALMA (Galician Observatory for Media Accessibility). Throughout my career, I have received academic support and awards from several institutions, such as the Universidad Católica del Uruguay, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Universidade de Vigo. I am currently the recipient of predoctoral funding from the Xunta de Galicia.

Skills

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Professional Skills

Animation

Graphic Design

Motion Graphics

Subtitling

Video Editing

Web design

70%

Technical Skills

Adobe After Effects

85%

Adobe Illustrator

92%

Adobe InDesign

80%

Adobe Photoshop

72%

Adobe Premiere

90%

Blender

60%

Languages
Personal Skills

Creativity

Critical

thinking

Communication

Problem Solving

Motivation

Work Experience

Researcher at the Faculty of Translation & Linguistics

I am currently doing my PhD at the University of Vigo with a predoctoral contract funded by the Xunta de Galicia. 

06/2019 - currently  |  Universidade de Vigo (Spain)

Multimedia designer

Corporte design (presentations, flyers, business cards, invitations, web banners, social media content) as well as explainer videos and animations to present specific projects. 

03/2017 - currently  |  Quanam (Uruguay)

Student Assistant (Research and Design)

3d spatial-temporal representation of film scenes as part of a research project on film symmetry. I also did the website and poster for the HCC Summer School 2016 in Bremen.

04/2016 - 08/2016  |  HCC Lab, University of Bremen (Germany)

Student Assistant (Transcription)

Transcription of interviews from Prof. Frieder Nake to Harold Cohen.

01/2016 - 06/2016  |  University of Bremen (Germany)

Administrative Clerk and Web Manager

In charge of secretarial and administrative tasks as well as managing and designing the center's website. 

03/2015 - 09/2015  |  Center for Basic Research in Psychology (Uruguay)

Intern in Students Affairs

Planning , organization and marketing of non-curricular activities for students such as sports, art workshops, music concerts, and many others.

03/2013 - 03/2015  |  Universidad Católica (Uruguay)

Education

Universidade de Vigo - Spain

PhD in Communication

2018 - currently

Universidade de Vigo - Spain

Master in Multimedia Translation

2017 - 2018

Universität Bremen - Germany

Master in Digital Media

2015 - 2017

Universidad Católica - Uruguay

Bachelor in Audiovisual Engineering

2010 - 2015

Universidad de la República - Uruguay

Bachelor in Psychology

2010 - 2015

Awards

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Grant given by the Xunta de Galicia to PhD candidates in Galicia with the best academic merits to do develop their doctoral thesis with a Predoctoral Research Contract.  

PREDOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP

2019

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Award given by the University of Vigo to those students who are initiating their PhD and have an excellent academic profile. 

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD

2018

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I received the Excelencia Mocidade Exterior scholarship to do the Master in Audiovisual Translation. The scholarship is aimed at Galicians who are residing abroad and are willing to study a Master program at a Galician university. 

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE MASTER SCHOLARSHIP

2017

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Scholarship from the German Government that provides financial and non-material support to high-achieving and committed students. I received it during my Master at Bremen University. 

MASTER SCHOLARSHIP

2016

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Funding received to carry on a research project together with two other students. The aim of the PAIE program (Support Program for Student Research) from CSIC (Sectorial Commission for Scientific Research) is to provide teams of undergraduate students the opportunity to develop research projects.

RESEARCH FINANCING - PAIE

2015

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Award received at the Symposium: Teaching cognitive psychology: current situation and prospects at the Faculty of Psychology, Universidad de la República.

ACADEMIC POSTER AWARD

2014

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Complete scholarship to do the bachelor on Audiovisual Engineering at the Universidad Católica. The top 20 students with the highest academic profiles entering the university receive this scholarship.  

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE BACHELOR SCHOLARSHIP

2010

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