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Art Direction

Interfacing between information technologies and marketing activities to supervise different creatives towards the creation of a final product or service. Expertising in various forms of art while keeping focus on the main aspects of advertising such as branding & identity, graphic design, product design, web design and illustration.

Film Direction

Captivating concepts and ideas. Utilising all of the latest technology available in film production to the creation and development of cutting edge cinematography and enhancing motion pictures towards a particular appeal. Services included contain post production, visual effects & motion graphics, art direction and sound design.

Strategy

Every product or service launch requires key point steps to build success. Just like a chess game every move counts while planning the next one. Strategy services include user experience, campaign strategy, brand positioning, content strategy and social media strategy

REEL

2014
REEL

The reel contains a plethora of projects in various fields starting from the music industry all the way to broadcast television ads and short feature films. Some of the dutites enrolled are the following: Film Direction, Art Direction, Visual Effects, Conceptualism, Motion Graphics & Animation, Post Production, Matte Painting, Rottoscoping, Camera Tracking, Aesthetics Coordination, Sound Design, Product Design, 3D Implementation & Modeling. The reel does not cover all of my work but covers some of the major cases & projects up untill 2014.

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CASE STUDIES

CASE
STUDIES
Earth Friendly Products
Earth Friendly Products creates products for home and personal use that are derived from replenishable resources. Pledge to provide customers with products that will provide efficacy, value, and are environmentally-responsible.
Hclass Entertainment
Hclass Entertainment was founded by artist & grammy award nominated producer Havoc of Mobb Deep in 2013. Hclass Entertainment is an independently operated music label in focus of quality hip-hop and rap music. It also provides sound tools for the producer industry market handcrafted and inspired by Havoc.
Luvon Greece
This Falcon 102' (31.5m) was launched at the beginning of 2010 and is offered for charter with captain and crew within Greece and the Ionian islands primarily making island hopping an easy option. We provided identity and branding but also launched their presence in the web.
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WORKS

Selected Projects

EXPERIENCE

WORK
EXPERIENCE
RIVA
Productions | 2012 – 2013 | Athens, Greece

Visual FX Compositor
Met with directors and industry artists to strategize concept development. 
Met with company management to strategize business operations. Participated in post production duties to ensure project timelines. Brainstorming sessions and presenting ideas to agency. Provided visual effects for music videos, films and ads. Attended meetings to ensure deadlines. Building corporate identity

SHERIF FRANCIS
Productions | 2011 – 2012 | Athens, Greece

Art Director & Visual FX Compositor. Nominated “MAD” Greeks Video Music Awards 2012 / VMA. Conceptualised & produced visual effects for music videos. Met with director to strategize concept development. Co-directed and guided team onset and artists. Attended meetings to ensure deadlines

CORFU MEDIA
Visual Studios | 2010 – 2012 | Athens, Greece

Art Director, Co Founder
Designed, produced & edited project bread television ads. Interactive design of websites, microsites, banners ads and flash animations. Production of TV ads and other promotional video for internet campaigns. Creating concepts and providing art direction for interactive and print projects. Print design of brand material, ads, outdoor signage and collateral. Participating in brainstorming sessions and presenting ideas. Supervising, training and delegating work to design interns and new hires. Post production, sound design and visuals for TV ads and web content. Traffic management of projects and attending press runs for print projects. Consulting clients on marketing strategies and plans. Managed multiple projects to ensure timeliness. Building identities and media for music artists. Building corporate identity

CWD
Internet Services | 2007 – 2010 | Athens, Greece

Web & Graphic Designer
Introduced & implemented graphic design plan into business operations. Met with company management to strategize business operations. Participating in concepting exercises with development team. Photo searches, retouching and optimization for web content. Managed multiple projects to ensure timeliness. Collateral and layout design for websites. Building mock-ups and presentations

FILTERED CREATIVE
Video Production | 2006 – 2007 | United Kingdom

Web Designer
Managed multiple projects to ensure timeliness. Designed mockups for client presentations. Freelance web and graphic design. Conceptualism

GreekBoston Inc
Internet Services | 2004 – 2005 | Boston, MA

PR Assistant & Design Intern
Created static banner designs and flash animations banners ads. Promoted from Intern to. Public Relations Assistant. In charge of office & daily business operations

ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS

Collaborations with Grammy Award Nomineee Artists
Multimillionare Business with  Global Markets
Projects with over 27 Million Youtube Views
22nd Mediterranean Festival of New Film makers

60th International Short film Festival Oberhausen
29th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market 2014

Greek Academy of Motion Arts’s Awards 2014
Short Film Corner of 67th Festival De Cannes

 

InHouse Project at National Music Hall of Greece
“MAD” Greeks Video Music Awards 2012

Selection of 54th Krakow Film Festival
6th Larissa International Film Festival

NEWS

NEWS
UPDATES
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Mar 2015
Xenia Ghali Feat. Wyclef Jean “Get Dirty” Coverart

New cover art for the young and talented Xenia Ghali for the release of “Get Dirty” which features the grammy-award nominated rapper, musician, songwriter and producer Wyclef Jean.  The name speaks for itself while Xenia Ghali delivers a deep house single with electro elements and hypnotic guitar riffs from Wyclef. I Couldn’t be more proud to add another grammy award nomminated artist in my roster, and of course work and thank Xenia for being part of this project in my creative ways.

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05
Mar 2015
Mobb Deep Announce new Album + Akai Professional Showcase

  It is not like everyday you hear that the legendary hiphop duo Mobb Deep announce a new album.  Not only that but it also promises complete production handled by Eminem’s own tour DJ the heavyweight producer The Alchemist.  I provided the artwork for this rawring announcement for all social media and to top it off it was showcased on Akai Proffessional facebook as well, followed by a description that read like this: The newest banger from The Infamous Mobb Deep featuring every producers favorite producer, The Alchemist drops soon!  

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11
Feb 2015
The Drum Broker Presents Illmind, Dr. Dre

Friends & new partners at thedrumbroker.com recently produced a short documentary film called “Illmind – Man Behind The Blap”. It’s about Illmind the hip hop producer, entrepreneur, and educator. This feature also highlights one of todays biggest Hip Hop producer and entrepreneurs Dr. Dre.  I am very happy and proud to be part of this film as I delievered the a 3D Intro of The Drum Broker logo.  Check out the short as it really goes beyond audio production tips, and shows what “The Blap” is all about.

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02
Feb 2015
New VFX project from Athens

Duty Calls streight from Athens, Greece this time. Film Director Sheriff Francis and myself are collaborating on a new music video project where I am given duties for VFX, typography and aesthetics.  This project is for Panagiotis “Notis” Sfakianakis (Greek: Νότης Σφακιανάκης;) a Greek singer, who is one of the most commercially successful artists of all time in Greece and Cyprus with a released  series of multi-platinum albums that are among the best selling albums of all time in Greece.

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15
Dec 2014
A.M. SNiPER Nowhere Feat. Zahra Palmer

Flares, glitch distortions, plexus & hud countdown installations.  Those were some of the duties I had to achieve on this project. Combined with the amazing film direction of Sherif Francis the result an epic dance music video filmed with RED.  A.M. SNiPER’s latest single NOWHERE was released on the 7th of December, leading into the release of the “Audio Postcards” EP on 14th of December 2014. Just after their releases, both Nowhere and the Audio Postcards EP achieved No.1 position in the musical charts of Cyprus and Greece as well as charting in several countries across Europe.

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18
Nov 2014
Havoc Dirt Calls Music VIdeo

As part of my partnership with independent record label Hclass Entertainment (Havoc of Mobb Deep) I have been given art direction duties.  Being responsible to deliver web content for the website and launching, marketing, and designing Havocs upcoming debut album “13 Reloaded” I also directed a music video for one of the tracks called “Dirt Calls”.  The music video premiered on various hiphop portals and the leading complex.com, xxlmag.com, and 50 Cents own thisis50.com. Mobb Deep’s Havoc is currently readying his upcoming album, 13 Reloaded, for a November release date, and today, he delivers the first single and video from the project with “Dirt Call.” In the John Katehis-directed video, Havoc Read more

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11
Nov 2014
Havoc What I Rep feat. Sheek Louch Visual

Gritty streets, bridges, trafic lights,  and underground hiphop landscapes with graffiti, should describe New York.  This is a short visual I put together for the album “13 Reloaded”.  Filmed around the Queens Bridge Northhouse, home of Havoc.

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30
Oct 2014
Xenia Ghali Music Video

Another project another dollar! Once again collaborating with film director Sherif Francis to produce a minimal yet impressive motion picture for the talented Xenia Ghali.  A female dj & producer under Mr. 305 inc. a record label based in Miami, Florida founded by rapper Pitbul.

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05
Oct 2013
Earth Friendly Products Video

Post production project for leading brand Earth Freindly Prodcucts.  A multimillioanre company with global brandand worldwide markets. Duties in this project include Editing, Visual Effects and Color Correction.

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08
Jul 2013
Esquire Fashion Beach Culture Video