Susurrus, as a non profitable organization is a group of artists willing to communicate design values all over the world. Fully respecting the very important heritage they carry from the past, the Greeks try to establish a new cultural identity that will help them overcome the problems caused by depression. Designers hold an essential role in the country’s creative and cultural development, so they choose to lead the way towards the achievement of this new identity.
Following this effort with passion, our lovely partners became an important part of our team. We would like to thank them for their valuable support that makes this cause an exciting journey. Each one contributed from a single call to a whole website from the very beginning of the Crisis project. Thank you.
Harry was born in Athens, Greece in 1971. He studied programming and multimedia development specialized in management of interactive services in digital platforms such as web, digital TV, mobile phones etc. Fan of creative ideas and communication techniques, loves to provide cultural content through digital platforms with innovative means and ways. Asprilexi [a greek word per day service] back in 2003 and Asprimera design studio are few of these projects providing high level, reliable and trusty content in the fields of linguistics and gastronomy. He has won many prizes such as EBGE [Greek graphic design awards] and Gourmand Awards [Paris 2012]
In 2012 founded the “Crisis is a greek word” project, a moving exhibition of the most awarded Greek designers trying to visualize the reality they experience in their everyday life, using their art to tell the tale of an experience globally described with the Greek word “Crisis”.
Aristotelis Michailidis was born in Athens and studied industrial product design in Athens and strategic product development in Holland. He has worked in Greece, Europe and Asia as a product designer and project manager. Since 2008 he is the Managing Director/Executive Producer of Nomint Athens. Nomint is an internationally awarded motion design studio and has collaborated with the biggest advertising agencies in Greece and Europe (Bold Ogilvy Athens, DDB, Leo Burnett, BBH London, etc) and for clients like Coca-Cola, Google, National Bank of Greece, J2O, Alpha Bank etc.
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Eleonora was born in Athens in 1982. She studied graphic design at Vakalo College of Art and Design (BA in Graphic Design and ΜΑ in Visual Communication & Interactive Media). She has worked as a graphic designer at major greek publishing organizations such as Pegasus [magazines] and Imako Media [creative media department]. Since 2007 she is part of the creative team of asprilexi and art director at Asprimera design studio. She has won awards for designing projects and books in Greece and Paris [EBGE, Gourmand].
Despina Aeraki was born in Athens, Greece. She studied graphic design, while photography, web design and 3D animation were her following subjects. In 2003 she won a distinction for her Master of Arts in “Visual communication and interactive media” at Vakalo College of Art and Design (University of Derby, U.K.).
From 1996 until 2005 she worked as a graphic and web designer in magazines, software companies and advertising agencies. Since 2006 she has been working as a freelance visual communication designer, under the title “aeraki”.
She has won national and international awards both in Europe and in America and her projects have been published in graphic and web design books. During the last decade, she has participated in festivals and group exhibitions with graphic design projects, photographs, 3D animations and video installations.
Stavros Kypraios is a graphic designer and illustrator born in Athens, Greece where he studied graphic and multimedia design. From 2007 till today he’s worked with advertising and design agencies such as OgilvyOne Athens, Sereal designers and OBEN. He works as a freelance illustrator under the name faze. His work has been awarded in greek and international competitions, and awards. Some of them are Greek design and illustration awards, Ermis awards and Young lions. He organizes and takes place to several exhibitions, conferences and design events such as SEEAR and Terra Nueva project. Sample of his work has been featured in vimeo staff picks, behance packaging and motion served, computer arts, Styleframes NYC and other greek and international publications.
Danae Stamataki’s attraction to computers started at an early age, when she also had her first programming lessons.
She got her BSc in Business Administration / Computer Information Systems with Distinction from The American College of Greece, having won multiple scholarships, then graduated from Bournemouth University, U.K., with an MA in Animation and Digital Special Effects.
She has been working as a Web professional for major Greek companies such as Greek Geeks, Graal and Lambrakis Press since 2000, and as a freelancer from 2005 onwards, always standing across the gap between design and development.
George Kostas was born in Athens. He studied Physics at the University of Athens with a major in electronics, when he also started his career in web development, focusing on the PHP and C# programming languages. He has worked in several companies as a programmer, account and project manager for more than 8 years. He has been working as a freelancer since 2010.
Chris Trivizas was born on the island of Corfu. Having studied Programming and System Analysis, he continued his education in AKTO (Athenian Artistic Technological Group) from where he received a Diploma of Higher Education in Graphic Design. He completed his studies in 2001 by acquiring a Master of the Arts from Middlesex University in London.
He worked as a freelance Supervisor for the IMAKO Group in the Image Processing & Morph departments and then went on working for various advertising agencies as a graphic designer & Creative Director. Between 1997 and 2002 he worked in AKTO as a professor in the 3D Animation and Sketch-Comics-Cartoon divisions.
In 2003 he founded in Athens the ‘Chris Trivizas’ design studio. Since then, the studio has been repeatedly distinguished in several National, European and International design competitions, such as EVGE, Reddot, Ermis Awards, Hiiibrand, ED-Awards, BNA, Eulda, WOLDA and ADA.
His work has been featured in various international publications: Gestalten, Rockport, Taschen, Laurence King Publishing, Viction:ary, Index Books, Rotovision, Sandu Publications, Sendpoints Publishing, Designers Books, Artpower, Zeixs & Ooogo Limited. In addition, the studio has been included with tributes and interviews in magazines such as +design, Adobe Magazine and Novum (World of Graphic Design).
He has also written several articles for +design magazine.
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I was born and raised in one of the most beautiful Hellenic islands, my beloved Crete. My childhood is characterized by naughtiness, an adventurous spirit and an unstoppable will to know and explore life. I was dreamed to be a pilot and a vet but finally ended up with a BA in Marketing Management and an MBA in International Management spending two wonderful years in San Diego, California. I loved and enjoyed every field I worked at, such as the Shipping Industry, Business Consultancy, HR, Spa Management, Real Estate, Renewable Sources of Energy, Greek Product Exportation and Tourism. I believe so much in goodness of people and traveling around the world is a way of worthy life for me. I speak fluently English and German and I understand Spanish, Italian and a little bit of French and Turkish. One day can not pass by without searching for ways to create a better environment for me and the people around me. I visualize a world united by love, harmony and inner peace where art, music and writing may be the only ways of living. I do believe that the people who search and travel do live for ever. The Infinite is their world and everything is their co-travellers.