As an artist by birth, I gained a deeper understanding of the IT sector when I majored in Computer Science. After graduation, I decided to merge my creative and technical skills and worked as a Digital Product Designer, serving international clients for over five years. Even during the pandemic, I continued to pursue my passion for art and completed a master’s degree in Digital Design in the Netherlands, which allowed me to expand my skill set and break through any creative barriers.
Following the completion of my studies, I returned to Greece and joined the armed forces, where I was assigned to the Hellenic Navy’s Cyber Security Department. My combination of technical expertise and military discipline enabled me to work efficiently under pressure and successfully overcome complex challenges.I’m now ready for my next challenge, armed with years of professional and academic experience in Digital Design, as well as a strong sense of teamwork and adaptability to various environments.
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