Hello, I'm Gisella.
I do websites in Africa.
In March 2010, during the nth meeting between a certain publisher, a certain web-specialist and a certain... me, I experienced a certain flash of inspiration. While I was pretending to take note about an ordinary list of SEO tricks, the Idea - yes, with the capital letter - bounced in my mind. 24 hours later, a resignation letter landed my boss' desk.
Stop working for things. Since we have to trouble for a lifetime, better to work for people. That's the point, here's the reason of my stop-and-go (elsewhere). My personal solution, that time, has been a one-way ticket to Tanzania.
So, here I am. I can't even count how many times people asked me "So... what's your business now?". And I can't even count how many different replies - true, false, stupid, funny, absurd - I gave people. Anyway, the official version is just one: I'm gambling on a certain "life" project, and I believe it will work great.
In the meantime... I do websites in Africa!
You know how these things happen. Between some voluntary works (and a bit too much of social life), I was designing a new website for the Swahili Fashion Week. And, while 99% of the general attention was focused on designers and models... that small 1% of destiny's creativity hit right on my head. Hired by an advertising agency in Dar Es Salaam, I evolved from vagabond geek to Digital Media Manager – the perfect chance to settle here, at least for a while.
What about the job I left in Italy? Of course. Mainly, I'm a writing chick. I could type for hours without any break, in Italian, English, HTML and CSS (!). In order of capitalizing on this ability, I've been geek girl and editor at a publisher dealing with fashion magazines - I enjoyed, now it's over. Most of all, I worked over the web - I just love it, and this is everything but over!
Before the "fashion phase", I played many roles in such a few years. Freelance journalist, didactic guide at a popular/scientific park, hostess in perfumeries. Student up to university. Webaholic, new media time waster, flamer on forums... and, of course, serial blogger. Traveling a bit more back in time, I've been a wannabe novelist without a laptop: I spent one year handwriting a book, then I left the manuscript somewhere at an ex-boyfriend's of mine place.
Earlier, I've been... a kid with a a fertile imagination. Simply!