1. What’s the "The Round Button" concept? Tell us more about it.
-Since I began blogging, I was amazed by the world of Nordic design (not a very popular style in Greek apartments yet). My very first thought was & “I want more walls to look like this!” So I came up with the idea to combine minimalistic style with themes inspired of by the Aegean, and create prints that will work as souvenirs and give minimalistic aesthetics on a wall as well. Each of my posters has a story behind it: A shape and its origin, a form and its function, a hidden feeling to be discovered. I really hope they can communicate this feeling to the buyer.
2. Are you optimist about the situation in Greece today?
I am an optimist by nature. However, it is really getting harder and harder to stay optimistic about the situation in Greece these days.
3.What are the difficulties a young graphic designer has to face today in this country?
-Well, with so many companies downsizing, it’s really difficult for a young graphic designer to find a job, begin start working and gain experience. For those of us who work as freelancers, I would say that the increase of taxes in controversy contrast to the clients’ demand for price reductions is the biggest challenge.
4. What’s your inspiration?
-Architectural and natural elements of the Aegean are my inspiration. Shapes used in traditional wall building, bright sunlight and the forms it creates; these are a few of the things that inspire me.
5.Your next business goals are… ?
Keep designing, inspired by as many Aegean destinations as possible and create a strong sales network. I wish my designs can find their way to the homes of people who love the Aegean and want a memory of it on their walls!
6. Where we can see your work?
For now you can only see my work only online. Soon in gift shops around Greece, too. Stay tuned!
7. The best things in life...are?
Music. Sea breeze. Love.
8. Are you the type of character who would swim against the stream or would you rather be on the safe side?
I am definitely a go against the stream type as far as my work is concerned. I would be really bored otherwise. I was never afraid of change and taking risks; on the contrary, I find it intriguing and inspirational.
9. Your favorite shape: circle, rectangular or straight lines? Define.
Lines. Every kind All kinds of them. When I begin drawing one, I never know how it’s going to look at in the end: will it become a geometric shape? Will it have a free form? Will it combine be integrated in the rest of the design or create something new?
10. Finally... What is Tinos island to you? Is it only the sea, the sun, the food, or something bigger than that?
Tinos is magical. When I get there, I breathe. I don’t care if the wind blows like crazy, don’t care if I don’t go to the beach. I just want to wander around the villages and their paths and make a new discovery. The nature and architecture of Tinos is my inspiration and my destination.