alcinoo is the screen name of Nicola Destefanis
3D Artist and Motion Designer from Italy currently based in London, in love with design, animation and problem solving.


I started working in Italy as a freelancer and after an internship in New York I moved to UK in 2013 to work at Smoke&Mirrors, where I spent 4 years working on a wide range of projects, from TV commercials to live events.  In 2017 I moved to Cookie animation studio, where I was supervising all 3D operations as Head of 3D. I’m now looking for new challenges!

My diverse work experience in Digital Design and Computer Graphics has enabled me to build a strong portfolio which includes award winning projects, TV commercials, channel idents and music videos.
With keen sense of design and technical knowledge I am capable to work from the initial brief to the final delivery.
I work predominantly with C4D, VRay, Arnold, After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator.
I fully dedicate myself to my work and use my expert skill set to craft every single frame of every project. This devotion to detail pushes me to constantly improve myself as an artist and learn new tools.

Education & work

Today: Nicola.TV: Freelance 3D Artist & Motion Designer
2017/2018: Cookie Studio, London UK: Lead 3D Artist & Motion Designer
2013/2017: TheStudio at Smoke&Mirrors, London UK: 3D Artist & Motion Designer
July 2013: Big Star, New York US: Motion Designer
2012/2013: RED, Treviso Italy: 3D Artist & Motion Designer
2012: BigRock, Treviso Italy: Autodesk certified Master degree in Computer Graphic
2011/2012: Freelance, Torino Italy: Motion Graphic Designer
2007/2011: magicsocket, Torino Italy: Flash animator and Action Script developer
2004/2007: Eclettica, Torino Italy: web designer and developer
2004: IED, Torino Italy: Diploma in advertising and digital design


Pegasino At The Common has been selected to partecipate at Sommets du cinéma d’animation, Montreal 2017.
Quit Smoking has been selected to be part of the 4th edition of the International Motion Festival, Cyprus 2017.
London SE1 featured on Behance Motion Served (2017)
Head & Shoulder Winner of BEST DANCE VIDEO UK at UKMVA 2015
Head & Shoulder Winner of VOTD (2015)
Head & Shoulder Winner of VIMEO STAFF PICKS (2015)
Mitsubishi PHEV featured on Behance Motion Served (2015)
The Hunter featured on Behance Motion Served (2013)
Morning Frames featured on Vimeo Staff Pick and Fubiz (2011) wins FWA Site Of The Day award (2009)
smallplace published on Web Index 4 by Pepin Press (2003)