May 3rd, 2013
May 1st, 2013
When I was student in high school I used to do websites on a side to make some money and keep on learning.
I was studying electronics but my passion was programming and design – also the title Webmaster was too cool at the time to be ignored…
Anyhow, those days I used to design and program in Flash. I was looking at thefwa.com as a magic place full of wonders.
The dream was to work for one of those companies that were producing those amazing works and maybe one day win an FWA too.
Few years have passed now. Since 3 I’m part of B-Reel, which today is by far the most awarded company on the FWA.
If I look back, I see how much hard work and passion it took me to get here. I’ve been extremely lucky to meet the right people and be in the right place at the right time. I had the honor to work at some of those companies that produce amazing stuff such as UNIT9, Helpful Strangers, Specialmoves and B-Reel.
Working in those fantastic teams I met great talents and won many of those FWA Awards.
Today I’m particularly proud because Rob Ford, founder of FWA, interviewed me for the site:
Now my big face is there too. Together with those of people that back in the years I considered as extremely inspiring personalities and are now good friends.
Little things that make me happy.
April 29th, 2013
In November 2012 I’ve been invited as speaker at KIKK Festival - a brilliant conference with some of the best talents around.
Organized in a beautiful town in Belgium called Namur, it has been a fantastic experience in an extremely well organized and social context – many of the people I met there are good friends now.
April 17th, 2013
In few days I’ll be at FITC Toronto 2013 as speaker and panelist. I’m looking forward to be there and meet the other speakers, catch up with some good friends, and see some very promising presentations. This is only my second time in Toronto, so I’m looking forward to discovering more about the city. I’ll also get a car to drive around and meet an awesome client in Detroit. It’s going to be good!
Panel: Media Convergence with Kerry Morrison, Riccardo Giraldi, Irene Pereyra, Ana Serrano
Both the talk and the panel will be on Tuesday. You can check the schedule here.
And here is an exclusive interview from FITC!
April 10th, 2013
Hurray! After being awarded as Site of the Day, Escape Flight has also been awarded Site of the Month on Awwwards!
Thanks all for your support!
March 29th, 2013
In February I talked at an event organized by Glug in London called “The Collaboration Economy“.
B-Reel, together with Google Creative Lab, Tellart, Universal Studio Design, Map and Bibliothéque, presented what collaboration means to them as well as their contribution to Web Lab.
All the videos from the event are availabe at http://www.glugevents.com/blogg/?page_id=3047
March 15th, 2013
Today 99u has published a new interview about Experimenting and Innovation – how we do at B-Reel and how you can do it within your company.
“Sparks and Experiments: The Right Way to Manage and Execute Side Projects”
UI / UX meet travel and flights
March 9th, 2013
Today, we are proud and excited to launch our latest, very own product. It’s called Escape Flight — a website that has been specifically designed to inspire people in the big cities, who are looking for a last-minute weekend getaway.
Sometimes, after a long busy week, all you want is to get away for the weekend to somewhere nice and sunny. But it can be hard to find the right solution in the online flight search jungle: Where should I go? What is the most convenient place? What events are happening? You can spend hours clicking through flight search websites and compare hundreds of different flight options without finding a good solution. Frustrating, isn’t it?
So we came up with the idea of Escape Flight, a one-stop provider that focuses on making your weekend getaway a no-brainer.
We have cherry-picked more than 100 great destinations all over Europe, from Barcelona to Pistoia (a hidden gem in Tuscany), Amsterdam to Setúbal (a picturesque fishing town not far from Lisbon). Every day, we find the most convenient direct flights to those destinations, but we only choose those leaving on Friday after work and returning on Sunday, so you don’t have to worry too much about planning the details. In addition, we also check for the weather to make sure you don’t end up in the middle of a snow storm.
All you have to do is to set your preferences, and then our algorithm will do the rest: We combine timings, price, weather and your preferences in a super-computer, and filter only the good bits.
Instead of overwhelming you with hundreds of available flights and destinations, Escape Flight presents only a few getaway suggestions to make it easy and convenient to escape the big city without the hassle.
Whether the goal is to soak up some sun, try culinary treats, visit a music festival, or something else, you’ll find some inspiration on Escape Flight. If you see something you like, then your escape flight is only one click away.
March 2nd, 2013
Last week I had the pleasure to speak at “The Collaboration Economy’”, an event organized by Glug in London with the help of B-Reel.
The event was based around Web Lab and the companies that collaborate to make that (massive) project happen.
During the first half of the night, each speaker talked about his company and what collaboration means to them. The second half was instead focused on Web Lab – a collaborative project for Google that brings the magic of the web to life through 5 Chrome Experiments. Each speaker focused on some of the challenges they faced during the production, and how collaboration and integration has been key to produce such an innovative experience.
I’ll post a link to the video of the event as soon as it’s online – stay tuned.Here the videos of the event: http://www.riccardogiraldi.com/glug-the-collaboration-economy.html
January 5th, 2013
Here is a little nie recap video about Imagination Day, the conference I talked at in Poland in November 2012