Iakovos Ioannidis
, United Kingdom
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Brief Summary
Creative since birth. Professional since 1999.

Self-taught  graphic designer, multidisciplinary creative, with BA(hons) in Creative Advertising. Professional in the creative business for over 10 years, having worked as a graphic designer, product photographer and art director.
Professional Experience
I aim for focused communication, excellent results, with respect to deadlines. Favorite motto: "Don't leave for tomorrow what can be done today". My main goals are to stay highly creative, work with the best and combine all knowledge with recent technologies to get the maximum results from my work.

St.Martins College of Arts
How to be an Advertising Art Director, Short Course
January-March 2011

A.A.S. partner of U.C.LAN.
BA(Hons), Creative Advertising, 2008 - 2010
Grade: General Upper 2nd Class, Honors: First (72%)

Vocational Training Institute (HND equivalent)
Computer applications specialist via multimedia, 2001 - 2003
Grade: Verified, including 6months internship.

PC and MAC user.

Expert: Photoshop, Corel Draw
Advanced: Flash, Pinnacle Studio, Microsoft Office Suite
Intermediate: Illustrator, After Effects, Bryce 3D, Audacity
Beginner: InDesign

Amateur Photographer: I have strong practical experience in professional equipment and lighting. I have worked with models and professional photographers managing personal projects and for work.

EU car driving license

English - IELTS score 7.5 (achieved in Sep. 2010)
Greek - native language

Achievements and Awards: 
2010 & 2009- "Best of Show" award at the A.A.S. College student exhibition for my work on Creative Advertising.

2002 - Distinction for excellent achievement in creating a Multimedia application for my "Multimedia" studies.

2002 & 2001 - Scholarships for achieving maximum grade during my "Multimedia" studies.

Movies, Music, Technology, Traveling, Running, Art, Design

I am also an active radio controlled helicopter pilot and
co-founder of Heliclub, a free community for
R/C helicopter enthusiasts in Greece.
I am also in charge of its visual identity.

Professional Experience:
Senior Graphic Designer and Art Director for
inart-A.Konstantinidou S.A., Thessaloniki - Greece.
A trading company of home items, decoration objects and furniture. The best in its field, nationally.
Duties: I am the manager of its visual communication including but not limited to:
* Web site and e-shop design and development
* Social media advertising and promotion
(facebook ads and fun page, youtube profile)
* Advertising strategies and design
* Photo manipulation and retouching
* Video filming and video editing
* Product Photography
* Copy writing
* Catalogues
* Stationary
I also work with professional photographers managing projects for promotional material.

2004-2007 & 2008-2009:
Graphic designer. After 5 years of freelancing, I was hired by Suxess, Thessaloniki - Greece. A packaging manufacturer and trading company.
Duties: My work included:
* designing paper bags, logos, cards, invitations, wrappers, brochures and catalogues.
* managing and handling the digital prints.
* managing the projects of the creative department.
* photographing of all the products for our catalogues (around 3,000 products per catalogue, twice a year).
I was trained on project management and working with strict deadlines. I was also educated on printing, paper variety and specifications, printing methods (foils, silkprint, flexo, offset).

2007 - 2008
Second Lieutenant Armored Corps - AFV at Greek Military Forces
* Managing from 10 to 22 soldiers and their activities, according to my daily service.
* Educating soldiers and warrant officers on military practices and weapon handling.
I also took part in various regional and national military exercises as a battle tank -armored vehicle- captain among a crew of four warrant officers.

1999 - Today:
Freelancer Graphic designer, Thessaloniki - Greece.
While still working full time, I often find myself working as a freelancer for clients and on personal projects.

Working as a freelancer also included around two years
(2003-2005) as a PR material salesman and designer, for printed
t-shirts, caps, lighters etc.

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