Get to know our new Senior CG Artist, Federica Coccia, in this 10-question interview

“I like to think I possess an unconventional perspective and a creative mind – I like to go beyond the ordinary and see things from other points of view”

At Somewhere, we're proud to have such a diverse mix of people at the studio – with artists joining us in Liverpool from all across the world.

Federica Coccia – our new Senior CG Artist – joins us as our fourth Italian team member (in fact, three out of our five latest additions, coincidentally, are from Italy). 

Shortly after she made her big move from Rome and began to settle into her new life in the UK – and after a welcome meal with the team to celebrate her arrival – we pulled her for a 10-question interview to learn even more about her. 

This is 10 questions with Federica Coccia accompanied some of her favourite photographs and previous CG work. 

Above: Federica Coccia, Senior CG Artist at Somewhere

1. Where are you from in Italy?

Federica: Born and raised in Rome, Italy.

2. What are you most looking forward to about your new chapter in the UK?

Federica: So many things!

The UK is renowned for fostering a multidisciplinary creative approach, providing an ideal environment to refine my artistic sense and establish new connections.

Also, I’m really looking forward to exploring the different regions, immersing myself in the culture here, and also making new friends. 

Above: Examples of Federica's CG and AI work

3. Which aspect of your work are you most passionate about?

Federica: My deepest interests lie in conceptual exploration and the art of conveying ideas; these have always been the focal points of my professional passion and study.

4. What is your key skill/superpower?

Federica: I like to think I possess an unconventional perspective and a creative mind – I like to go beyond the ordinary and see things from other points of view. 

Above: Photographs shot by Federica 

5. What are your passions outside of work? 

Federica: Balancing an active lifestyle, whether that’s through running, hiking, or training – it brings me joy.

Yet, finding calm in sketching ideas, attending exhibitions, reading, going around with the camera, or simply observing people on a bench is equally enriching – especially in the company of friends or my twin. 

6. Did you make any New Year's Resolutions? 

Federica: Like every other year, I have a huge list!

But mainly I aim to develop my visual and communication skills, improve my English, take care of my body with more consciousness, and stop smoking (this is so old-fashioned, isn’t it?!).

Listening to and respecting my feelings is a priority.

Above: Federica reading Robert Burns poems at the Burns Night celebration held at the studio

7. Which part of Italian culture would you like to bring to Liverpool? 

Federica: Beyond introducing the delightful ‘aperitivo’ culture, my deeper aspiration is to share the Italian knack for savouring life's simple moments, encouraging others to pause and appreciate the beauty around them. 

8. Do you have a favourite artist or designer?

Federica: My artistic inspiration is similar to a playlist: not a single favourite, but those who are with me in different stages of life.

Artists such as Francis Bacon, Edward Munch, René Magritte, Caravaggio, Hopper, James Turrell, and Es Devlin hold a special place, especially those who delve into the complexities of the human experience.

Above: Federica's welcome meal with the Somewhere team

9. What is your signature meal to cook?

Federica: I'm adept at cooking meat and fish, though I won't be remembered for my culinary skills.

I do love vegetables but if I had to choose a signature meal, I’d lean towards a fillet!

10. Best piece of advice you've ever received and who gave you the advice?

Federica: My mom used to say, 'La mamma è sempre la mamma,' emphasising the importance of a mother in a child's life.

One piece of advice she consistently shared since my toddler days is to "be gentle to yourself and always believe and follow your intuition.

We're currently looking for a freelancer to help us model WebGL-suitable buildings (bake high-poly to low-poly, single PBR texture set, etc). If you'd like to learn more, email our Studio Lead and Art Director, Lautaro Vogel via [email protected]

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