Do you have anyone who inspires you?
Anyone and anything that stimulates my mind inspires me. I get inspired by talking to remarkable people that I know, or by meeting people that I don’t know. I believe that anyone has something interesting to share, even if he (or she) doesn’t even know it, and I am always enthusiastic about collecting new information and inspiration from people. But it’s not only people that can inspire and motivate me! Actually, anything can be a source of inspiration, as long as I manage to keep my mind open, and I do that by avoiding routine at all costs!
Was it hard to get to where you are now?
Being where I am now is a part of my overall plan of success! Success implies in setting realistic goals and taking all the small steps, one by one, towards achieving them. It is a never-ending process and where I am right now is just somewhere along the road. Of course I’ve had hard times and I bet I’ll have more but overcoming difficulties is what makes me stronger and capable of working even harder towards achieving my goals.
Do you travel for inspiration?
As I said, I hate routine and traveling is one of the best ways to fight it. I love traveling and I’d really like to travel much more than I do, which most time turns to be difficult because of work. Fortunately, traveling is not the only source of inspiration. Cycling over a hill, jogging, juggling, going for a walk, reading a good book, watching a movie, listening to music and much more can have the same effect in terms of inspiration. The key is always to have an open mind, receptive to new stimuli and ready to convert new thoughts into creative ideas.
Are you happy with your job?
I absolutely love what I do, since it’s totally diverse and routine-free; it keeps my mind active; it’s 100% creative; it gives me the opportunity to meet new people and interact with them; it is time-flexible and of course it is something I can build upon. Graphic design is a field that requires constant training and absolute dedication but it surely pays back.
Do you plan to ever branch out of Y&R and do your own work?
Branching out of Y&R is not in my plans for the near future but it is always an option. Starting my own business would be fine, as long as there is a standard source for clients. Y&R gives me the opportunity to work for high competing brands, which broaden my knowledge beyond graphic design and branding to marketing and advertising.
What school did you go to for graphic design?
I’ve graduated from the Highest Technological Educational Institute of Graphic Arts and Design and now I hold the Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design in Greece.
Do you like living in Greece? What’s your favorite part about it?
I love living in Greece and I feel very lucky to follow a profession through which I communicate and collaborate with people around the world, just by using the Internet. I love being a graphic designer, especially in Greece, a country so alive, where the sea, the sun, the nature and the people keep feeding me constantly with inspiration and motivation to always keep taking the next step!