A native of Athens, Greece, I am a driven Product Designer with a profound passion for crafting digital experiences that seamlessly integrate technology into human lives. My fascination with the intersection of technology and human behavior has been the driving force behind my academic pursuits, culminating in a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Reading in the UK and a Master’s degree in Digital Design from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
At the heart of my design philosophy lies the understanding that technology should not merely satisfy functional needs but also foster a sense of connection, engagement, and even delight among its users. I am deeply passionate about understanding the nuances of human interaction with technology, delving into the intricacies of user behavior, the psychological factors that influence decision-making, and the design principles that can seamlessly integrate technology into our lives. By immersing myself in the complexities of user experience, I strive to create digital products that not only function flawlessly but also resonate with individuals on a deeper level, leaving an indelible mark on their digital journey.
Education & Certificates
MSc Digital Design - HvA
School: Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, NL
Year: 2020 – 2021
Activities and societies: Maker In Residence, Coderdojo
Modules Included: Design Research, Design Processes, Design Futures, Design Ethics, Data & Matter
BSc Computer Science - UoR
School: University of Reading, UK
Years: 2013 – 2016
Modules Included: HCI, Systems Design, Project Management, Enterprise, Architecture and eBusiness, Software Quality and Testing, Domains and Soft Systems, Informatics for E-Enterprise, Evolutionary Computation, Advanced Databases
UI Design Specialisation
School: University of Minnesota – Coursera
Years: Oct 2019 – Jan 2020
Modules Included: UI Design, User Research, Prototyping, Evaluating User Interfaces
Graphic Design Specialisation
School: Cal Arts – Coursera
Years: Jan 2017 – Jun 2017
Modules Included: Typography, Imagemaking History of Graphic Design, Fundamentals of Graphic Design
As a startup, we needed to move quickly and efficiently to launch our MVP. Giannis was able to take our rough ideas and turn them into a polished and professional product, while also providing valuable design insights that helped shape the direction of our company.
Giannis Teofylaktos, CEO
In our fast-paced industry, it can be difficult to find a designer who can keep up with our needs and deliver quality work under tight deadlines. Giannis has consistently done both, and has become a trusted partner in the design and development of our digital products.
Dimitra Kirikou, CTO