I am a dynamic individual with 16 years of experience in graphic and print design, Management and Sales in the Printing, Advertising and signage sector. A self motivated individual with proven abilities. Graphic design is important but what I like most is to conceptualize and develop the appropriate solutions for the benefit of customers. I have 16 years experience in managing, leading and motivating staff. I Possess strong communication and negotiation skills plus ability to make strategic decisions and fast react when needed!
Since 1998 that i started I’ve taken a lot of different roles. No matter where I’ve been, I’ve produced topnotch work because I’m dedicated to making sure each and every piece stands out from the crowd. I pride myself on my ability to recognize and articulate a distinct voice for every project. And that’s not always restricted to the written word. I’ve also designed logos, branding and done signage for various clients. While design & print is my passion, I love taking part in all production stages and being able to give customers solutions that will help them keep their businesses ahead of the game is the most important for me.
Polycladic College of N.Ionia Greece
“Graphic / Industrial Designer” 1997
Applied Arts Department
Honors: 2 year Scholarship to the faculty K10
Faculty K10 "Applied arts and design 1998 Graduate with grade 19,8 /20
2nd National Institute of Technical Proficiency Faculty "CAM/CAD computer aided design2003
[Thesis: “Architectural – Technological Design”]
Volos city Municipality Award year 2004 Creative & Innovation
S.Y.N (A) Advertising Group Volos Creative Director – Production Manager1995-1998
Editor-in-Chief For the local magazine SYN Responsible for rise of sales by 35% Responsible for the expansion of clientele in Larissa and Thessaloniki cities.
Book Shop Franchise Papasotiriou Volos1998-1999
Technical Department Manager Head of Department of Informatics & Media Responsible for the addition of new products that increased earnings by 23%
Print Shop FIORE Monogram1998-2002 Creative Director / Print Specialist / Print Production Manager Responsible for the preparation of production plant in Volos from the beginning, (Print equipment research and personnel training) Profits gained by my Directing for 1th year 75,000 € Parallel teaching computer design courses at Computer & language schools FIORE run by FIORE Monogram’s Owner. 2001 Responsible for the preparation and execution of a workshop titled “Digital Printing & technology” at FIORE School. 2002 Responsible for the preparation and execution of a workshop titled “Use of 3D Design Software in Design” at FIORE School.
DPStudio – Creative and One stop Print Shop 2002-2015 Director – Print Production Manager Starting sole proprietorship based at. 32 Ath. Diakou Str. Creating corporate identity and logo design. Instant recognition of service quality, and 1st revenue 50,500 € Business upgrade by investing in new color laser printing equipment and computers. 2003 - Relocation to larger building at 35 P.Mela street in Volos with the addition of 1 Large format outdoor printer and a Large format roll laminating machine. 2004 - Base relocation to a larger building at 34 P.Mela street in Volos with the addition of a cnc vinyl cutter and a 2nd Large format outdoor printer and a wide format scanner. 2007 Start of Textile and apparel printing department “in house” with the addition of Silk Screen, Sublimation, DTG printing equipment, embroidery and heat press machines.
Iolkos Group S.A Print Plant Print Production Manager2002-2003
Print Production Manager on part time contract for 4 hours per day. Responsible for the service and update of the existing print equipment, research on new equipment and advice the company on new investments finally training new personnel.
2nd National Institute of Technical Proficiency” Teacher (Part time)2007-2008
2 year contract as a teacher , 4 hours a day at faculty “Multimedia and Graphic design”
Greek – Native Language English – Speak Fluently and read and write with Diploma F.C.E Cambridge
Level 1 & 2 Large format Sublimation / Eco/solvent printers Service & maintenance certificate by Dataworks S.A Greece Vehicle decal installation / Vehicle digital print wrap certificate by 3M Greece. Adwords Certification holder since 2014
PRINTER USE / TECH EXPERIENCE
Roland / Mimaki / Summa / Vutek / Mutoh Holder of maintenance certificate by Dataworks S.A Greece Many years of experience on Solvent, Pigment and Dye sublimation printing. Great technical and user experience on DTG, sublimation Printers, while at the same time I have made 2 diy DTG printers that are in use and problem free thanks to my technical knowledge.
DESIGN SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE
Excellent knowledge of Adobe suite (Photoshop, illustrator, Indesign). Excellent knowledge of Quark Xpress D.T.P. Excellent knowledge of Corel Draw (vector design) Excellent knowledge of 3Dstudio Max / Autocad Excellent knowledge of web design (Wordpress, Prestashop) Excellent knowledge of Print RIP software (Versaworks, Wasatch, Photoprint, Postershop, Ek-Print Excellent knowledge of Office Suite. Over 13 years of knowledge on all mentioned above in the line of work. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Excellent Knowledge of both Mac and PC environment.
WORK RELATED SKILLS
Solvent / Eco / DTG / Dye Sublimation printer use experience Job / price quoting Sales Marketing – Management Print management Social media marketing Good at communicating with work team and finding solutions. Internet – Website managing and promoting.
Keep being creative and work on what I love most . Overcome all obstacles and succeed in my line of work.