Evripides Zantides Associate Professor
Semiotics and Visual Communication Research Lab founder, Director
[toggle title=”Omiros Panayides | Semiotics and Visual Communication Lab, Director-Lecturer”]Omiros Panayides studied Graphic and Advertising Design at Frederick Institute of Technology. He obtained his MA in Graphic Design at the University of Arts London at Camberwell College of Arts. In September 2009 he represented Cyprus in the Applied Arts category at the 14th Biennale of Young Artist From Europeand the Mediterranean in Skopje. He is part of the Cyprus Creative Club and co-founder of the creative team Draw Collective, which organizes lecturesand workshops on the Cyprus design scene. His professional practice pivots around graphic design, typographyand socially engaged design. He has been a lecturer at Technological University of Cyprus since September 2015. He is currently working on designingand publishing the experimental zine Owk.[/toggle]
Aspasia Papadima Assistant Professor
Cyprus University of Technology
[toggle title=”Savvas Xinaris”]Savvas Xinaris is a graphic designer based in Nicosia, Cyprus since 2004. He worked as a graphic designer, and he offered consulting services for local and multinational organizations. In his practical work, he frequently uses typography to resolve visual communication problems. He is a founding member and a board member of the Cyprus Association of Graphic Designers and Illustrators (CAGDI). Savvas acquired his Master of Arts degree in Graphic Design from London College Of Communication (LCC), University of the Arts London, United Kingdom in 2006. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic and Advertising Design from Frederick Institute of Technology, Cyprus. He is a faculty member at the Fine and Applied Arts Department, Frederick University, and the Coordinator for the BA Graphic and Advertising Design program. His academic research covers several topics relevant to typography and its dissemination in Cyprus. Particularly, he explores the use and role of posters in Cyprus and he works to amass and archive this material. He authored articles in typographic and graphic design publications. He presented his work in seminars, conferences, and exhibitions. Moreover, he originates graphic design projects, curates and organise exhibitions and seminars.[/toggle]
Theseas Mouzouropoulos Special Teaching Staff
Cyprus University of Technology
Angelos Panayides Special Teaching Staff
Cyprus University of Technology
[toggle title=”Jeff Leak \ M A F H E A, Development Manager, Art and Design University of Wolverhampton”] Jeff graduated in 1986 with a first class honours degree in multi-disciplinary design and won the UK final of the Letraset International design competition that same year. After further post-graduate study, he worked for a number of studios before moving into education, eventually running both an NDand HND in Graphic Design at Further Education level.
Jeff went on to set up his own consultancy, boing!, in 1994 with business partner Giles Woodward, working specifically for ‘arts’ clientele. Their work was featured over the years in Creative Review and in numerous design publications.
Jeff was Subject Leader, Graphic Communication at the University of Wolverhampton for thirteen years but now works across the school as International Development Manager. He continues to learn, explore, discoverand practice; having in the last few years completed an MA in Interactive Media. He is currently studying for his PhD; an enquiry into digital projections / installations that predominantly focus on graphic messagesand memes to develop an augmented space.[/toggle]
Arafat Al Naim, Associate Professor in Graphic Arts & Design
American University in the Emirates, Dubai
Christodoulou Anastasia [toggle title=” Associate Professor in Semiotics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki”]
Anastasia Christodoulou is associate professor in Semiotics in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Her booksand papersand her research interests focus on issues pertaining to semiotic textand image analysis, mainly in the field of education (textbooks, visual literacy, educational laws)and in the broader social sphere (advertising, values education, attainable luxury, football-logotypes). She has published three books independentlyand two books in collaboration.
George Damaskinidis [toggle title=” Teaching assistant, Aristotle University of Thessalonikiand University of Western Macedonia “]
George Damaskinidis holds a Doctorate in Education (The Open University, UK), a Master’s degree in Education (The Open University, UK), an MA in Translation Studies (Birmingham, UK)and a BA (Hons) in Humanities with English Language (The Open University, UK). He is a teaching assistant at the Aristotle University of Thessalonikiand at the University of Western Macedonia, in Greece. He has co-designedand co-taught language, semioticsand visual literacy courses at a post-graduateand undergraduate level. He also teaches English Military Terminology at the Hellenic Army Commandand General Staff College (SDIEP). He has lectured at universities in Greeceand abroad around his research interests. He holds the professional Certificate of English Language Teaching for Adults (CELTA) from Cambridge University. He is the author of Joint Military English. A Specialized Course (Athens: Tourikis Publishing)and H Ereunitiki Protasi sti Metaptixiaki kai Didaktoriki Ereuna [The Research Proposal in Masterand Doctoral Research] (Thessaloniki: Epikentro). He has published articles in the areas of visual literacy, translation,and semiotics, in peer-reviewed journals, thematic volumesand proceedings of international conferences.
Gregory Paschalidis Professor
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ifigeneia Vamvakidou, Professor
University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Lia Yoka [toggle title=”Associate Professor / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece”]
Lia Yoka is associate professor of art historyand theory at the School of Architecture, AUThand coordinator of the “cultural theories” module at the Interuniversity Postgraduate Programme in Museology, AUThand University of Western Macedonia. She studied history at the Aristotle University of Thessalonikiand art history at the Ludwig Maximilian Universitaet in Munichand at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. She has edited three volumes on museologyand cultural studies (2009, 2010,and 2012)and has published, in Greek, English, German, French on the history of comics, the critique of technoscienceand 19th centuryand early 20th century Greekand European painting. She translates, editsand writes for the Editions des Etrangers in Thessaloniki. Her Metaphors of Reproduction and a study of representations of reading women will be published in 2012 by Panopticon editions. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
some online notesand articles:
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The Signification of the Intellectual in Early 20th Century Athens
The Importance of Sincerity – the Artist (1910-12, 1914)and Gerasimos Vokos, the “Mediocre” Intellectual
RECYCLEand EXPLODE: A Playful Note on RB’s work/
Evangelos Kourdis Associate Professor
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Annita Zapiti Post-Doc Researcher
University of Cyprus
ART AND DESIGN ASSOCIATES
[toggle title=”Filmmaker – digital storytellingand narratives, Lemesos, Cyprus”]
Yianna Americanou received her MA in Filmand Television Production from the University of Bristol, UK in 2000 with a scholarship from the British High Commissionand her BA (with High Honors) in Communication Studies with an emphasis on Experimental Filmmaking from the University of Iowa, USA in 1996. She is currently pursuing a PhD on Women’s Cinema in the Middle East at Birkbeck College, University of London with a scholarship from the Department of Film, Mediaand Cultural Studies. Her academic career begun in 2004 with teaching at Intercollege (Nicosiaand Limassol) Film Studiesand Introduction to Electronic Mediaand Introduction to Digital Media. She is a Lecturer of the Applied Arts Department of the School of Architecture, Audio-Visual Communications teaching Film Aesthetics, Directing Commercialsand Art Direction at Frederick Universityand a Visiting Lecturer on Film Productionand Scriptwriting for Video Games at the Technological University of Cyprus teaching both the BA coursesand MA courses since 2009. Her short films have received International Awards from renowned film festivals such as Oberhausen IFF, Hamburg IFF, Drama IFF etcand she is currently working on her first feature film which has received funding for script development by the Cyprus Cinema Advisory Committee. Her short film After – Death received Distribution from British Shortsand was short listed for the BAFTA Awards. The Film was funded by the British Film Counciland is currently in the British Film Institute Catalogue. She has worked on the factual programming of BBC Bristoland BBC Dramaand as an editor while living in the UK. Upon her return to Cyprus, she structured the first MEDIA Office in Cyprusand coordinated the program for ten years. She is a Member of the European Directors Union, the Cyprus Directors Guildand European Women’s Audiovisual Network; she has acted as a member of the Cinema Classification Committee (Pressand Information Office)and as a member of the Cinema Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Educationand Culture.
She is currently Head of the Committee of the Motion International Film Festival, Cyprus. Her area of Research includes Creating Narratives with New Media, Digital Storytelling, Genderand Women filmmakers, Identity-Memory-Trauma, Narrative Techniques for Video Gaming.
[toggle title=”Socially Engaged Designer, PhD Candidate “]
Marina is a theatre designer based in Cyprus. She holds a BA (Hons) in Theatre Design for Performanceand a MA in Narrative Environments (Central Saint Martins). She is currently working on her PhD research at the Royal College of Art (‘Social Engagementand “Active Co-existence” in Contested Public Spaces, in the South Walled City of Nicosia, Cyprus’).
She is the co-director of Schediaand co-curator of the Socially Engaged Design Conference. As a setand costume designer Marina has collaborated with the Cyprus Theatre Organisation (THOC), Theatro Lexi, Theatro Dionysos, Open Arts, Marios Mettis Theatre Group, Persona Theatre Group, CYSO. She has also collaborated with the following directors: Aliki Danezi-Knoutsen, Vasilis Myrianthopoulos, Marios Mettis, Athina Kasiou, George Mouaimis, Lea Maleni, Costas Gakis, Egli Spyridaki.
In 2015, Marina was awarded the Prize for Costume Design for the play ‘Romeoand Juliet for 2’ (THOC, 2013) at the Cyprus Theatre Awards.
Despina has a multi-disciplinary backgroundand coordinates design projects in Cyprusand the UK. She is currently based in London where she has co-founded the design collective Eclective. Since 2011 she co-curates Narrative in Practice, a symposium exploring the value of narrative in creative practices. In 2009 she co-founded Schedia, a design collective focusing on spreading the word of socially engaged design in Cyprus. Despina holds a BA (Hons) in Artsand Designand a MA in Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martins.
Sotiris Polyviou[toggle title=”Graphic Designer / Lemesos, Cyprus”]
Sotiris Polyviou started his studies in Graphic Design at the Technological Educational Institute of Athensand he later transfected to the second year at the Cyprus University of Technology, achieving a Bachelor degree in Multimediaand Graphic Arts. He is a practising designer mainly interested in Typographyand Brandingand has participated,and continues to be involved, in various competitionsand projects in his field. In 2012 he was part of the students representing Cyprus at the ADC*E Best of Design & Advertising Awards in Barcelona.
Tomys Siakos Graphic Communication Student
Sonia Andreou [toggle title=”PhD holder_Dec_2018/ Lemesos, Cyprus”]
Sonia Andreou is a graduate of the Cyprus University of Technology in the field of Graphicand Multimedia Design. The topic of her B.A. dissertation was the relationship between the representations on Cyprus medieval coinageand the socio-political background affecting their production. She continued her studies at the University of Essex (U.K.), obtaining an M.A. in Art Historyand Theory. Her research topics included semioticand visual analysis of photography, with the aid of philosophicaland psychological theories. The title of Sonia’s M.A. thesis was ‘‘Abjection, Empathyand Spirituality in the Photographic Work of Joel-Peter Witkin’’.