Elena Votsi studied painting at the School of Fine Arts of Athens, under Dimitris Mytaras. At the same time, she did an apprenticeship on mosaics under Giannis Valavanidis.
During her five-year study cycle, she was lucky enough to work and be inspired by an artistic environment where the most prominent Greek painters and visual artists taught and created their masterpieces.
Elena Votsi started her collaborations in the first years of her studies at the Royal College of Art, when she was selected to design and manufacture jewelry for the William Chan fashion show in London.
This was followed by important collaborations, such as the one with the Zolotas House, the design of the commemorative gift for the Summit of the Presidents of the European Union and the design for the "Key" of Hydra.
Her first major international collaboration occurred when the president of the Gucci Group personally selected her and invited her to Florence, where she joined the Group's staff, designing jewelry and items for the famous Italian Firm.
This was followed by her collaboration with the National Gallery, the Acropolis Museum, the Benaki Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the Historical Archive Museum of Hydra, the Ghika Gallery and the Vasilis and Eliza Goulandris Foundation.
Ongoing collaborations. Added to her overseas career was her collaboration with Ralph Lauren, for whom she designed jewelry for his shows and stores.
In the years 2018 , 2019, 2020 and 2021,she had the honor to design the Democracy Award, established by the Municipality of Athens and awarded during the Athens Democracy forum, organized by the editors of the New York Times and the newspaper "Kathimerini". In 2020, the National History Museum, in collaboration with Piraeus Bank, assigned her to design the commemorative medal 1821-2021 for the anniversary of the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the 1821 revolution.
In 2021, for the same purpose, she designed the medal for the Municipality of Hydra. However, the milestone in her career was the redesign of the medal of the Olympic Games for the Athens Olympics in 2004.