Leonardo Forgerini, Designer in Dublin, Ireland
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Leonardo Forgerini

Verified Expert  in Design


Dublin, Ireland
Toptal Member Since
August 2, 2022

Leonardo is a visual and graphic designer with over ten years of experience. As a self-taught designer, he won a full scholarship to Sao Paulo's renowned Mackenzie Presbyterian University and has since mapped out a diverse career path working for branding studios, online agencies, printing shops, and most recently, the IBM Design Studio in Dublin. Having worked with top Brazilian and Irish brands, Leonardo is no stranger to the global possibilities of visual design.


Work Experience

Head of Design

2021 - PRESENT
  • Built a brand identity guide for First Fridays for Startups, Ireland's largest monthly startup ecosystem event.
  • Designed a dozen presentation decks for the Electricity Supply Board's (ESB) X_Potential program, created illustrations, selected photographs, and designed mockups to illustrate the concepts.
  • Created the 2022 year-end report for Sense about Science. Redesigned the graphics and tables to look cohesive with the brand identity.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, Branding, Web App Design, UI Design, Visual Design, Brand Design, Event Design, Social Media Design, Brand Guidelines, Creative Direction, Music Videos, Music Production

Visual Designer

2016 - 2021
  • Crafted stories and illustrations to create engaging presentations for multimillionaire executive deals.
  • Created 60+ pages of usability flow for an application builder IBM LiveGrid, adding several new components to the IBM collaboration solutions (ICS) design system.
  • Developed 130+ unique icons for ICS that were used across various formats and media.
Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Adobe Creative Suite, User Experience (UX), Design Thinking, Branding, Web App Design, Wireframing, UI Design, User Interface (UI), User Interviews, Visual Design, Web Design, Brand Design, Brand Guidelines, Creative Direction, Prototyping, Finance, Internet of Things (IoT), Data Visualization, Social Networks, Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Motion and Multimedia Designer

2016 - 2016
FUDGE Creative
  • Designed a panel for the University College Dublin (UCD) with the university history timeline exhibited on the main campus.
  • Created a roll-up and a digital banner for the Allied Irish Banks (AIB), displayed in the bank concept branch called The Lab.
  • Designed an illustrated map for Electricity Supply Board's (ESB) tablet app, displaying the service locations with their respective energy sources.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, Visual Design, Brand Design, Brand Guidelines, Creative Direction

Art Director

2014 - 2015
  • Designed UI/UX for the current largest Brazilian company in the coffee sector for the coffee machines and individual coffee capsules.
  • Developed the launching campaign for a new coffee capsule machine.
  • Produced digital mockups for over 20 different coffee capsule flavors.
Technologies: Adobe CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Wireframing, Art Direction, Advertising Design, Social Media, After Effects CC, Brand Design, Event Design, Social Media Design, Brand Guidelines, Creative Direction


2011 - 2014
Estúdio Quarks
  • Created a booklet and a folder of support material for Walmart Brazil's distribution to participants of the academies to train their employees.
  • Designed UI for a transportation and logistics container handling company, including interactive illustrations.
  • Assisted in creating a digital magazine (as a downloadable app) for the most significant Brazilian cosmetics company by revenue.
Technologies: Adobe CC, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, After Effects CC, Branding, User Interface (UI), Web Design, Web App Design, Web App UI, Brand Design, Brand Guidelines, Creative Direction
2010 - 2014

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Design

Mackenzie Presbyterian University - Sao Paulo, Brazil

2007 - 2008

Diploma in Graphic Design

ETEC Carlos de Campos - Sao Paulo, Brazil


IBM Agile Explorer



Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner



Enterprise Design Thinking Co-creator



Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Adobe InDesign, InVision, Ableton Live, Adobe Lightroom, Blender, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Adobe After Effects, Google Slides, Timely, Adobe CC, InDesign CC, After Effects CC, Figma




Presentations, Visual Design, Social Media Design, Brand Guidelines, Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Video Editing, Design Thinking, Branding, UI Design, User Interface (UI), Web Design, Brand Design, Event Design, Prototyping, Social Networks, Music Videos, Music Production, Research, User Experience (UX), Ideation Workshops, Workshops, Agile, Design, Multimedia, Theory Design, Art History, Art, Guidelines, Style Kits, Logo Design, Iconography, Icon Sets, Material UI, Posters, Screen Printing, Illustration, Presentation Design, Data, Graphics, Visual Storytelling, Pitch Decks, Printing, Print, Layout, Social Hubs, Typography, Color Schemes, Human-centered Design (HCD), Font Design, Lettering, Stamps, T-shirt Design, Culture, Dancer, Social Media, Videos, Animation, Web Technologies, Design Systems, GRID, Templates, PowerPoint Design, Scripting, Pitch Preparation, Sales Pitches, Tender, Web Presentation, Eco, Slideshows, Infographs, Corporate Branding, Corporate Videos, Hand Drawing, Postcard Design, AI Design, Algorithm Visualization, Concept Art, Concepting, Web App Design, Wireframing, User Interviews, Art Direction, Advertising Design, Web App UI, Finance, Internet of Things (IoT), Data Visualization, Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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