UX/UI designer with a strong background in graphic design
I love design! I am always learning something new that will be able to make me better, more efficient and well equipped. I am an excellent team player, with a friendly disposition and I enjoy collaborating with new dynamic people in order to get to the heart of a problem. I am a design thinker, open-minded and keen on working across different projects, mediums and platforms. I know to create design systems, user journeys and flows, wireframes, prototypes and conduct research for sites and applications.
As a professional I have deep knowledge on design and I have worked for diverse clients and projects. Also, I have developed a sense in making things easy and user friendly for people and this is a quality I bring in UX design.
I have almost 15 years of professional experience as a freelance graphic designer and also as a company employee in Creative Design firms and in large print bureaus which has given me strong layout, color & typography skills.
I am an Instructor with in-depth knowledge on Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional, Camera Raw and Lightroom.
I have trained people from various companies like PLAISIO,ERTOPAP, ECOHELLENIC AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION and many others
Key Skills
User research, user interviews, user surveys, user personae, wireframes, visual and graphic designs, user journeys and mental models, flow diagrams, storyboards, site maps and prototypes
Navigation menus, search boxes, tabs and widgets
Ιn-depth knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Illustrator Photoshop and XD
Almost 15 years experience of working in a professional environment
Responsive design
Very focused and organized
Strong layout, color & typography skills
Excellent organizational skills and close attention to detail. Knowledge of end to end production for all sorts of media
Work with the creative teams to perform user tests and concept brainstorming

Professional Experience as a designer
2020 - : Free FutureSoft: UX/UI designer for the companies iPhone and iPad applications. I design new versions of older designs taking new data into consideration. I also create new designs depending on the current needs. I work closely with developers and prepare assets and design systems.
2016 - 2020: Freelance graphic designer. I was designing websites and corporate IDs for my clients. I have also designed an app for the caregivers of people with dementia. I conducted surveys, interviews, personas, created user journeys and user flows. I designed low, mid and high quality wireframes and prototypes and conducted user test. In each iteration I made improvements and the app now awaits for funding so that it will be developed and delivered.
2015 - February 2016: Graphic designer and consultant in the National Technical University of Greece in a European funded programme for ebooks named KALLIPOS. For this I created a small series of instructional videos and written notes.
2013 - 2014: Graphic Designer for Some Think Creative Group. Designing for big pharmaceutical companies, for both print and digital. Other tasks were designing logos and corporate IDs, editorial design which includes TAMA magazine that won a merit in the Greek Graphic Design and Illustration Awards (EBGE) etc.
2011 - 2012: Retouching images and catalogue creation for Alida Mavroyeni’s photo studio.
2007 - 2010: Collaboration with Lyhnia offset print bureau.
2005 – 2007: I created D-raft design studio which specialised on print media and web design.
Professional Experience as an instructor
2005-: Instructor at AKTO College of Art and Design.
2014 - 2017:  I was the instructor of Photoshop classes in Hellenic American Educational Foundation's summer school.
2009 - 2011: Instructor for ANODOS S.A. which was the official retailer for Adobe in Greece. Certification as an Adobe Instructor.
2007: Collaboration with ProgramA, official retailer for Corel Draw, on trainings.
Other activities:
I have been the instructor of seminars for the Greek Graphic Designers' AssociationInnovathensDesign AthensGraphic Stories Cyprus meeting and I am the co administrator of the InDesign User Group of Athens, Greece.
I have also been a speaker in the Graphic Stories Cyprus meeting, Greek Graphic Designers' Association conferance titled "<span>" and in the 10' minutes design talk forum
Education
Aug. 2019: Career Foundry, UX course
2011: BA degree on Graphic Design in AKTO college of art and design which is collaborating with Middlesex University.
2009-2010: Adobe Certified Expert / Adobe Certified Instructor on Photoshop and InDesign
2003 – 2005: AKTO college of art and design on Desktop Publishing (DTP) - Web Design. Graduation score 9,45/10 (Excellent)
1994: Univercity of Michigan, Certificate of Proficiency in English
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