(Master of Arts in Electronic Graphics and Art, Coventry University, UK)
Art Director for digital and print media Graphic-/Screen-/User-Interface designer A twenty-year international experience as interdisciplinary communication designer allows me today to offer professional solutions in the following fields:
AS service provider
Media consulting > Specific, practical and feasible proposals for an effective communication strategy and positioning of your brand in any target business environment (“is” and “should be” status analysis, social media research and targeting).
Corporate Design> Renewal and / or re-designing your corporate identity and business communication (logo, business stationery, brochures, annual reports, product packaging, illustrated technical manuals, exhibition-stand design, PowerPoint presentations, etc.)
Website design> Design and installation of graphical user interfaces (GUI) for websites, online applications and e-commerce systems. User Experience (UX) -research, information architecture, navigation concepts).
Support on selecting a suitable template e.g. from WordPress for your company’s new website and/or online store with content management system (CMS). In cooperation with verified, experienced partners, the selected templates (website / online store / deals’ portal) get technically adapted to the customer’s company-design-guidelines, fully programmed and all-device-responsive. As next step, a content-management-customer-training will be held.
Depending on your needs, following works in the respective project are feasible:
- photo-shootings of your products and company premises
- image-processing of your new and existing product-imagery footage
Through the years, I have collected a good number of excellent experience working at / for advertising agencies, which forged my team-working culture, such as:
- Sub-projects in the field of screen design original designs or conversions of corporate design guidelines Print-to-Web (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash)
- Special applications like WordPress template modifications (style sheets implementation)
- Template design and preparation of corporate presentations (PowerPoint, AcrobatPro)
- Image processing (Photoshop)
- Long periods of 9-to-5 (usually 9-to-22) in-ad-agency working on design and final artwork of product catalogs and stationary (InDesign, Illustrator)
I am very well experienced in working among groups of professionals (e.g. art and creative directors, developers, photographers, copywriters). Whether as a project manager or a simple style sheets converter, I have learned a lot from all those experts, technically and stylistic. Even the beer with them after project completion, has always contributed a lot to the chemistry and the good spirit for smooth further cooperation.
1995-today > Freelance Grafik-, Screen Designer
2012-today > Art Director, Digital Studio /Ruesselsheim, Germany
Web graphics and CMS-administration at MZ-AT GmbH /Mainz, Germany
2011-2012 > Television graphics assistant at public TV-station ERT3 /Thessaloniki, Greece
2004-2006 > Lecturer Art & Design at North College /Thessaloniki, Greece
1995-2002 > Advertising agency meiré-und-meiré GmbH /Wiesbaden, Germany: Participation in the official corporate design presentations of the small car “SMART”/ Daimler-Chrysler.
1993-1994 > Master of Arts (MA) in Electronic Art & Graphics, at Coventry University /Coventry, UK, (GUI für TV-On-Demand)
1988-1992 > Design studies at Frankfurter Akademie für Kommunikation und Design /Frankfurt a.M, Germany
1986-1988 > Painting and drawing classes
1980-1982 > Marketing studies
TOOLS > Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, PDF-Workflow, AcrobatPro, Dreamweaver, Flash, PowerPoint, MS-Office.
Can speak > English, german and greek.